Ugsad GRC appointed as GAD Consultant of the Iloilo City Council of Women

Written by Ms. Dana Lee M. Durana on .

Ugsad Regional Gender Resource Center-Western Visayas, one of the extension networks coordinated by UP Visayas’ Gender and Development Program was appointed as GAD Consultant of the newly-formed Iloilo City Council of Women (ICCW). Dr. Mary Barby P. Badayos-Jover, GDP Director and Coordinator of Ugsad GRC attended the Council’s oathtaking and induction ceremony on July 27, 2017 at the Iloilo City Hall. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog served as the inducting officer during the ceremony.

The creation of the Iloilo City Council of Women is pursuant to Memorandum Circular 2006-125 issued by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) encouraging Local Government Units (LGUs) to organize the Local Council of Women (LCWs) to strengthen the women’s engagement and participation in all strata of local development.

Ugsad GRC is a coordinating body of all efforts and resources in providing gender-responsive services. It facilitates gender mainstreaming in national government agencies, non-government organizations, local government units, academic institutions and other entities. As GAD consultant of ICCW, Ugsad GRC will assist the council in the planning and formulation of its GAD-related policies, programs, activities and projects.