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Peace 911 empowers 40 Youths through Gender Sensitivity Training

The City Mayor’s Office – Peace 911 in coordination with the Integrated Gender and Development Division (IGDD) conducted a Gender Sensitivity Training last November 23, 2023 at Inayangan Gymnasium, Barangay Inayangan, Calinan District. There were 40 youth participants who joined this training from the barangays of Inayangan, Saloy, Megkawayan and Dominga.

The Gender Sensitivity Training sought to empower and educate young individuals on matters of gender equality, diversity, and inclusion. This training aimed to equip the youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to encourage empathy, challenge stereotypes, promote respect, and create a more gender-sensitive society.

On the first session, Introduction to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, and Sexual Characteristics (SOGIESC) was discussed by Ms. Phoebe Kieth Singco from IGDD. It emphasizes that Gender Orientation involves recognizing the diversity of gender identities and expressions beyond the traditional binary.

Furthermore, different laws were also part of the discussion such as:

1. Republic Act 7877 – Anti Sexual Harassment Law of 199
2. Republic Act 8353 – Anti Rape Law
3. Republic Act 9262 – Anti Violence against women and their children act of 2024
4. Republic Act 11313 – Safe Space Act
5. Republic Act 11596 – An Act Prohibiting the Practice of Child Marriage
6. Republic Act 9710 – An Act providing for the Magna Carta of Women

The objective of discussing these laws is to create a society that is informed, supportive, and committed to preventing and addressing these offenses. This also includes promoting awareness, ensuring justice, and fostering a safe and respectful society.

The IGDD designed this training to be age-appropriate, encouraging open dialogue to the youth and critical thinking.

In conclusion, Gender Orientation and discussing the above-mentioned laws work synergistically to create a more peaceful community that uplifts the well-being of all individuals.

November 2023