Female Leaders Included in the Socializing of the Revised National Gender Policy
Earlier this month, the National Women’s Commission launched the 2021-2030 National Gender Policy. The revised policy is geared at bridging the gaps and focusing on areas for further action in several primary pillars which include gender-based violence, women in power and decision-making, and organizational system strengthening. Minister of Human Development, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia says that they are currently working to ensure equality and equity, especially for women in leadership roles.
Dolores Balderamos Garcia, Minister of Human Development: “We’re working on socializing it if you want to call it that no ? Getting it out there. Getting people to know about it and Ms.Thea Garcia Ramirez our president she has been having meetings with some of the church leaders and what I liked what she told us last time in our meeting is that she was meeting with the women church leaders. So when you hear about Council of Churches with all due respect to them it’s not just the Bishops it’s the women pastors and we have found that in terms of the gender policy the women pastors have been giving us a lot of support because let me say this, and I want to say it very much for the record, there is nothing in the National Gender Policy if we are human, if we are dignified, if we are compassionate, if we are tolerant, there is nothing in that gender policy that should not be there.”