The Philippine Army Gender and Development Towards Effective Quality Framework Implementation
Keywords:gender and development, armed forces, military
This research aims to discover the Philippine Army Headquarters Gender and Development Implementation towards Effective Quality Framework Policy.
The researchers have found that The respondents mentioned that there was awareness of the policies listed above regarding the implementation of Gender and Development in the Philippine Army Headquarters. It also recognizes human rights guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Convention on the Rights of Child (CRC), and the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).
Based on the themes created, it was also observed that the Magna Carta establishes the duty of the government to take steps to end discrimination against women within a specific time frame. Respondents detailed the AFP intensified Gender and Development (GAD) programs to protect women during recruitment, training, and service. Among the line-up of activities that are part of the continuing GAD efforts in the AFP are Gender Sensitivity Training; Seminar-Workshops on Gender Analysis; GAD Executive Briefing to Senior Military Officials/Top Level Management; Lectures on GAD-related laws and mandates active participation in national and international mandated GAD-related advocacies such as the Campaign to End Violence against Women.
Furthermore, findings indicated that women's family and military roles are closely linked. Women who marry become pregnant and have children leave the military at higher rates than single Servicewomen. Some suggest that many women who would like to remain in the military but leave do so because they perceive that military policies do not support women's roles as mothers.
The research concludes that the following programs were implemented as part of Gender and Development in the Philippine Army and the Arm Forces of the Philippines as a whole, as experienced and enumerated by the respondents: (1) intensified Gender and Development (GAD) programs to protect women during their recruitment, training, and service, (2) Gender Sensitivity Training; Seminar-Workshops on Gender Analysis, (3) GAD Executive Briefing to Senior Military Officials/Top Level Management, (4) Lectures on GAD-related laws and mandates, a campaign to End Violence against Women. (5) Gender Analysis and Gender Analysis Tools Training, provision of technical inputs on GAD-related policies to be issued by the AFP, updating of the AFP's Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework Scores for 2020 and 2021, as well as the (6) review and endorsement of 2022 and 2023 GPBs and 2021 and 2022 GAD ARs of all military agencies, and standardization of Harmonized GAD Guidelines (HGDG) attachments for GAD Planning and Budgeting assist AFP and its significant services in sustaining its GAD programs to fortify AFP personnel's capability towards providing GAD-related technical assistance to all AFP units and offices.
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