Gender and Development in State Universities and Colleges in Region V

ERLINDA FRONDOZO TABOR
College of Health Sciences, Catanduanes State University
March, 2015
 

Abstract

GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT OF STATE UNIVERSITIES
AND COLLEGES IN REGION V

ABSTRACT
Erlinda F. Tabor
Catanduanes State University
Virac, Catanduanes
erlinda_tabor@yahoo.com

The commitment and endeavor of the eight State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in Region V along Gender and Development (GAD) are ascertained in this study using descriptive-mixed method.

Findings revealed that the profile of the GAD of SUCs is not compliant yet with existing statutes; more so, with the GAD focal persons whose GAD capacity needs retooling. The Programs, Activities and Projects (PAPs) mechanisms vary underscoring insufficient data to satisfy prescribed checklists. Further, accomplishments in gender mainstreaming indicate varying percentages of implementation equated to the awareness and perception of the head of agency and GAD focal persons’ time and availability. These are reflections of the GAD focal persons’ constraints and/or challenges consisting of: non-structured GAD Focal Point System (GFPS); lack of support and cooperation from other members of the GFPS; time constraint secondary to more than one designation; deloading not commensurate to responsibilities given; inadequate knowledge on the use of gender tools, conduct of gender audit, attribution of budget to PAPs, and gender mainstreaming; lack of sex-disaggregated data; and, absence of organization of gender advocates.

Recommendations are directed towards improving the GAD specifically in the SUCs’ efforts in their mainstreaming along instruction, research, extension, and office operations.


KEY WORDS:

Gender and Development, State Universities and Colleges, Bicol