GAD is a development perspective that recognizes the unequal status and situations of women and men in society.

Legal Mandates for GAD

1987 Philippine Constitution- Article II, Sec. 14 provides that the State recognizes the role of women in nation-building, and shall ensure that fundamental equality before the law of women and men.

Republic Act 7192. Women in Development and Nation-Building Institutionalizing gender concerns in national development efforts adopting the GAD approach in policies and programs.

R.A 7192, directs all government agencies to institute measure that would eliminate gender bias in government policies, programs and project, to ensure that women are given the means to paeticipate fully in development and nation building.

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