March 27, 2023

The Civil Service Commission Cordillera has announced its forthcoming Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (Gedsi) Summit 2023 as a kick-off event for the Women’s Month celebration in March.

As the premier human resource institute of the government and a staunch advocate of gender equality in the public sector, CSC leads the Philippine bureaucracy in promo-ting gender equality particularly through policy-making, human resource program development and implementation as manifested in the landmark laws and policies on maternity leave, anti-sexual harassment, equal representation of women and men in the third level positions in go-vernment, among others, that it has supported and initiated.

The CSC-Cordillera advocates the institutionalization of gender-friendly workplace and spaces, and gender-responsive programs, initiatives, and service delivery systems.

As social issues and concerns increasingly become multifaceted and all-encompassing, to include all forms of discrimination against marginalized sectors such as persons with disabilities, members of the sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression or SOGIE community, indigenous peoples, the CSC-Cordillera responds by integrating Gedsi in its programs and activities.

It conducts training programs that promote Gedsi awareness and advocate equal opportunity principle in the workplace, and urge state workers and officials to uphold and implement laws and policies that support such initiative.

This year, it will undertake a four-part Gedsi series which will highlight Gedsi-related issues, concerns, and barriers as well as laws, policies and strategies to address such development challenges to social inclusion.

The first part of the series will be held on Feb. 28 to March 1 in Baguio City. 

The summit would be an avenue for capacitating agencies to enable them to integrate and advocate Gedsi principles and perspectives in their human resource and organizational development policies, programs and systems. – Press release