In a bid to promote gender equality in the province, the provincial government of Lanao del Sur launched on November 21, the operation manual of the Provincial Women and Peace Center (PWPC).
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The manual specifies the processes and work flows that are to be adopted by the PWPC in the delivery of gender-responsive programs and services.
Guidelines on the facility and human resource requirements as well as the institutional arrangements are also spelled out in the manual.
The launching was attended gender and development (GAD) focal persons from the different line agencies and municipalities and local media practitioners.
Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Undersecretary for Peace-Building and Development, Diosita Andot, also graced the event.
Andot said the establishment of the PWPC is a demonstration of the government’s active support and leadership in the implementation of international commitments on women, peace and security under the UN Security Resolutions 1325 and 1820.
The Center was established with the support of the OPAPP and the ARMM Regional Government through the Regional Commission on the Bangsamoro Women (RCBW) in line with the government’s Localizing the National Action Plan (LNAP) on women, peace and security program that targets to bring national programs to grassroots level, especially in conflict-affected areas.
Monaima Adiong, provincial GAD Focal Person, said the Center seeks to provide women in the province access to programs and support services related to GAD and peace-building and address concerns of women especially those affected by conflict and other related issues.
Located inside the Provincial Capitol compound, the PWPC will house the different activities of women groups, provide capability building on GAD, and training to capacitate women to be economically-empowered.
The Center will also provide referral services for the violence against women (VAW) survivors, Adiong added. (APB/PIA-10)
Source: Philippine Information Agency