Cagayan State University

72 attend gender issues in the workplace workshop

By the UPDO-MIS Staff

Posted on September 03, 2015

Some 72 individuals gathered at the College of Information and Computing Sciences (CICS) Amphitheater for a workshop on gender issues in the workplace workshop on Sept. 1.

Composed of students, teachers, officials, administrative staff and civilian workers in CSU Carig Campus, the participants identified gender issues and problems that they had encountered in the campus and made recommendations that address these issues through individual and group sessions and presentations.

Prof. Kristinne Joyce Lara, gender and development (GAD) office coordinator of CSU Carig, said the identified issues will be consolidated and reported to the management as inputs for policy making and for consideration in the conduct of future GAD activities in the campus and in the university.

In her letter addressed to University President Romeo R. Quilang inviting Mr. Ian Roger Francisco as one of the speakers of the event, Lara mentioned two main objectives of the workshop titled “Workshop on Gender Issues and Problems: A CSU Strategy for Gender Mainstreaming”:

“To generate grave cases of gender issues in CSU that are categorically affecting the different University sectors particularly of men and women who are members of the administration, faculty, office staff, maintenance, security, student-leaders and owners of private enterprises operating in the Campus.”

“To generate directly and formally from well identified stakeholder-respondents the necessary baseline data and information covering gender-related issues serving as inputs to CSU’s continuing institutionalized efforts for the enhancement and genderization of instructional, research and extension activities, projects and programs.”

Aside from Mr. Francisco, Carig GAD Office also invited Dr. Jocelyn Tuscano, university GAD focal person, to speak on the basic GAD concepts made as inputs to the workshop facilitated by Francisco, who is at present sitting as member of the GAD technical working group of CSY and the current university planning director.