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CGAD leads gender-sensitivity orientation to BUGC students, personnel

Thursday September 8,2022

o educate and broaden awareness on gender and development, Bicol University Center for Gender and Development (BUCGAD) conducted a gender-sensitivity orientation for the students and personnel in the BU Gubat Campus (GC), on September 6 to 7, 2022.

Through the efforts of Prof. Gilber Lopez, BUGC CGAD Coordinator, GAD topics were discussed for the first time, since the pandemic, in the campus. Present as resource speaker were Prof. Pritzie S. Rey, BU College of Science CGAD Coordinator, who presented the topic on sex and gender, its existing social norms, standards, and their views in the society.

She furthered the orientation on the social construct and identity as a person which is CGAD’s objective. On the other hand, Dr. Roldan C. Cabiles, BU Open University CGAD Coordinator, shared his expertise in gender-fair language.

He was able to elaborate the concept of gender-fair communication and introduced alternative words that are gender neutral or sensitive. His discussion concluded by explaining the difference of equality and equity.

On the second day, Prof. Gretchen B. Millena, CGAD Research and Development Support Community staff, and Prof. Amabella Abion-De Luna, CGAD Extension and Community Service Support staff, discussed related topics on GAD. BUCGAD Director, Dr. Noel R. Rafer, was also present and delivered message and acknowledgment to the participants of the orientation. | written by Arnold C. Noda, CPRO | with reports from Ericah Nicole Morfe and Jaira Enguerra, The Probe, official school publication of BU Gubat Campus.

Photos from Probe Online