Gender and Development



  • Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
  • Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA)
  • Republic Act No. 9710 (Magna Carta of Women) and its Implementing Rules and Regulations
  • Joint Circular No. 2012-01 from the Philippine Commission on Women, National Economic and Development Authority and the Department of Budget and Management: Annual Planning and Budgeting Guidelines
  • CHED Memorandum No 1, Series of 2015
  • Civil Service Commission Resolution No. 01-0940: Administrative Disciplinary Rules on Sexual Harassment Cases

The GAD perspective of the BU vision is:

  • A Gender Responsive University Producing Leaders and Change Agents for Social Change and Development

Bicol University's GAD goals are:

  • To mainstream gender equality principles and perspectives in instruction, student services, research and extension;
  • To develop and implement plans, programs, and activities (PPAs) that will advance gender equality in the University;
  • To promote GAD sensitivity and awareness within Bicol University through trainings, workshops and seminars;
  • To integrate the principle of gender equality in the conduct of research and in the delivery of extension services to the community.
  • To establish sustainable partnerships and foster cooperation with networks and advocates within and outside of Bicol University to promote a gender responsive society.


GAD Capability Building

  • GAD Planning and Budgeting
  • Gender Analysis/Gender Audit Tools
  • Gender Awareness and Sensitivity
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment

GAD in Instruction, Student Services, Research and Extension

  • Integration of GAD concept in the Curriculum/ Syllabi/Research/Extension
  • Conduct of Research on issues concerning women/ GAD
  • Use of Gender-Fair Language
  • Gender Responsive Counselling
  • Committee on Decorum and Investigation on Sexual Harassment Cases

GAD Information Dissemination, Advocacies and Data Generation

  • Publication and Documentation
  • Forum Discussion on women's and gender issues
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Seminar
  • Support to end Violence-Against-Women (VAWC)
  • Support to the Filipino Family

GAD Policy Initiatives/Change

  • Equal Opportunity in Employment and Scholarships
  • Non-Discrimination of Pregnant Students, Faculty and Employees
  • Gender Fair Courses
  • Equal opportunity in enrollment in curricular programs.