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GENDER SENSITIVITY

ORIENTATION in
RELATION to GAD

EVER GRACE J. TAGANILE-CASTRO, RSW,MPM
Youth Development Offi cer
City Population Offi cer
City GAD Program – Focal Person

4 Objectives:

Differentiate SEX and GENDER

Differentiate SEX ROLES VS GENDER
ROLES.

Know the difference between gender
equality and gender equity.

Know the GENDER ISSUES

Gender Sensitivity
is the ability to recognize gender
issues, especially women’s different
perceptions and interests arising
from their unique social location
and gender roles.

It calls for an understanding and
consideration of the socio-cultural
factors underlying discrimination
based on sex (whether against
women or men!).

Gender Sensitivity

Is the act of being aware
of the ways people think
about gender, so that individuals rely less on
assumptions about traditional and outdated views
on the roles of men and women.

It hopes to develop respect for the
individual regardless of sex.

. 2. 3. 4.Important points: 1. Not war between the sexes. Both MEN and WOMEN have stake. Not anti-male. Both women & men are victims but more are women.

Objective 1: Sex vs Gender .

the act of mating between 2 organisms. Refers to 2 categories of animals. estrogen and testosterone. . Hormones. Chromosomes. A. male and female C.SEX is a biological term . xx and xy D. B.

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and intellectual. capacities. emotional and social characteristics attributed by a given culture to women and men. . behaviors.GENDER differentiated social roles.

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Objective 2: Sex Roles VS Gender Roles .

Sex Roles vs Gender Roles SEX ROLES GENDER ROLES Occupation or biological Learned behaviors in a function for which a given society/community necessary qualification is to belong to one particular sex category. .

Reproduction-both biological reproduction and tasks usually associated with child rearing….necessary for survival but given no economic value. 2. Production-refers to production of goods and services for exchange rather than for personal or immediate consumption.(sexual servicing). . ….Sexual Division of Labor 1. With corresponding fee. salary or economic value.

What is wrong with this picture? .

Objective 3: Gender Equality vs Gender Equity .

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Difference between EQUALITY VS EQUITY .

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Objective 4: GENDER ISSUES "The emotional. sexual. and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says.'” -Shirley Chisholm . "It's a girl.

health and nutrition. . Gender Enequality Unequal power and opportunities between men and women in terms of labor.1. politics and governance. migration.

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.2. GENDER STEREOTYPING An over-generalized belief in the characteristics of a person based simply on their gender. A belief that all males and females possess distinct psychological and behavioral traits.

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Discrimination on the basis of gender takes many forms.3. including sexual harassment. pregnancy discrimination. . and unequal pay for women who do the same jobs as men. Gender Discrimination Discrimination based on gender or sex is a common civil rights violation.

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5. Gender-based Violence 1 in 3 women will experience gender-based violence in her lifetime. .

sexual and psychological violence such as domestic violence. such as honor killings. violence in armed conflict. forced marriage. sexual harassment and intimidation at work are additional examples of violence against women. burning or acid throwing.Gender –based violence physical. female genital mutilation. sexual slavery. including rape and sexual abuse of children by family members. forced pregnancy. . sexual abuse. such as murder and rape. traditional practices harmful to women. Trafficking of women and girls for prostitution. dowry-related violence. emotional abuse. such as coercion and abusive language.

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military or immigration authorities. with women particularly at risk from men they know. but is sometimes also perpetuated by the state through policies or the actions of agents of the state such as the police. . across all social classes.Gender –based violence Gender violence occurs in both the ‘public’ and ‘private’ spheres. Gender-based violence happens in all societies. Such violence not only occurs in the family and in the general community.

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Gender and Development seeks answers to questions……. .

1. Do you PROTECT YOUR WOMEN FROM VIOLENCE? .

2. Do you PROTECT YOUR WOMEN'S RIGHT TO HEALTH? .

Do you uphold the RIGHTS of your WOMEN. YOUTH .3. CHILDREN. PWD. AND YOUR ELDERLY? .

what do you think are the programs and services that upholds and protect these rights? .4. In your barangay.

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The voice of a man can shock and threaten a WOMAN but the silence of a woman tremendously shakes the consciousness of MEN. .

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MEN control the world……and the WOMEN control the men… -end- .