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Gender and Development (GAD) Bureau of Labor Relations

In line with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Eight (8) Point Labor and Employment Agenda, the Bureau of Labor Relations (BLR) shall endeavor to address the following gender issues that the PCW has identified for the department:

  • Limited participation of women in decision making in the formal sector.
  • Limited understanding of planners, program managers and program implementers on the needs and concerns of program beneficiaries and of the factors that may hamper their participation on the DOLE programs/Creation and or strengthening of GAD Focal Points, Section 36b, RA 9710, Magna Carta of Women.
  • Limited involvement of DOLE personnel in the advocacy and policy development efforts to address current gender issues of the country and different parts of the world.
  • Weak articulation and linkage of gender issues to labor and employment agenda/Creation and/or Strengthening of GAD Focal points.

The Bureau shall specifically seeks to attain the following GAD objectives:

  • To harmonize gender and development in social dialogue as a means of enhancing participation of women in decision making processes with an end view of promoting harmonious labor relations in the workplace.
  • To encourage full involvement of BLR personnel in formulating GAD plans and activities in harmony with its mandate and in creating gender perspectives in the implementation of BLR program.
  • To keep abreast with gender related laws, the statutory rights of workers in the private and public sectors so as to effectively promote the respect for labor standards and rights at work and to deter discrimination of women.
  • To raise the awareness level of BLR employees on gender-related issues and to develop Anti-VAWC initiatives pursuant to R.A. 9262, mandating the Inter-Agency Council on VAWC to formulate programs and projects to eliminate VAW.
  • To develop activities that would endeavor to promote economic empowerment and work life balance in the workplace.

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