FSI participates in the DFA HRMO workshop on Philippine Family and Gender Law
The Human Resource Management Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs (HRMO-DFA) conducted a Preliminary Workshop for the Proposed Course on Philippine Family and Gender Law for Foreign Service Personnel. This is in line with the Department’s objective of developing Gender and Development (GAD) plans and programs that are responsive to the gender concerns and needs of the personnel and clients of the DFA.
The workshop was held on January 30 to 31, 2016 at the First Pacific Leadership Academy in Antipolo City. The Institute was represented by Ms. Marichu C. Liwanag the head of the Carlos P. Romulo School of Diplomacy, Ms. Eivette Carmen P. Lagman the head of the Special Programs Section, and Ms. Rowena Villanueva the Head of the FSI GAD Focal Point System Technical Working Group.
Attorney Jose Maria Paras of HRMO-DFA gave an introduction of the issues on family and gender law that personnel in the foreign service commonly experience in their workplace. The workshop was divided into session where the key speaker, Atty. Ma. Soledad Deriquito-Mawis, the Dean of Lyceum College of Law provided insights on recent jurisprudence on the Anti-Sexual Harassment Law, Developments on Family Law, and Developments on Gender Law.
Small group discussions provided opportunity for the participants to excitingly interact and express their first-hand experience of work-related family and gender issues.
The Institute’s participation is vital in the workshop as it presented FSI GAD team with insights and ideas for designing modules on courses related to gender and family law; in conjunction with the aim of the Department for a more gender responsive foreign service.