The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) VII conducted a two-day gender sensitivity (GS) training for its undergraduate scholars to increase their awareness of gender issues and the need for gender equality.
Participated in by 95 DOST 7 scholars, composed of 35 male and 60 female, the GS training was held on June 1-2, 2017 at Mountain View Nature’s Park in Busay, Cebu City.
Through workshops, brain teasers, inputs and video clip presentations the DOST VII Scholars were sensitized on the importance of respect, empathy and gender equality so as to prevent the onset of marginalization, stereotyping, multiple workloads, subordination and physical violence affecting vulnerable individuals.
With the training, the scholars are now informed on the need to mainstream gender sensitivity in planning, implementation and monitoring of family, group and community activities and in organizational endeavor.
The inputs on international and national legal mandates equipped the scholars with sensitive awareness to become effective advocates of Gender Sensitivity in their respective colleges, universities and vocations in life.
The speaker of the two-day GST for scholars is Maria Fe B. Singson of Gender and Development, DOST Central Office. Engr. Edilberto L. Paradela, DOST VII Regional Director and Engr. Jesus F. Zamora, Jr., ARD for Technical Operations also graced the event together with the Scholarship Personnel (Ms. Elvirg F. Solana, Ms. Ana Jean A. Jumawan and Ms. Ellen Joy L. Mariquit).
The training was conducted by DOST VII in partnership with the Philippine Commission on Women.
By: Myrel M. Siason