FMB Advocates the Use of Gender Fair Language in Forestry Documents, Communications, and Issuances

       The Forest Management Bureau (FMB) thru its Gender Focal Point System (GFPS) conducted an Orientation Workshop on Gender Fair Language (GFL) last June 28-30 at Brentwood Suites, Quezon City. Thirty-four (34) participants from different FMB divisions and offices, including the members of GFPS, attended the learning event.

         Director Nonito M. Tamayo graced the event by delivering his welcome remarks in the opening program while the chairperson of GFPS, Assistant Director Mayumi Quintos-Natividad, gave her message during the closing ceremonies.

       Ms. Jemelle Z. Milanes, an Independent GAD Consultant and a Member of the National GAD Resource Pool, facilitated the workshop. Among the topics discussed were Gender Fair Language Definition; Mandates and Use of Gender Fair Language; Gender Equality and Media Guidelines; Guidelines to Protect Women from Discrimination in Film; and Gender Equality Guide.

       The GFL was among the Bureau’s gender mainstreaming efforts to promote gender sensitivity in the workplace and to ensure observance of the use of gender neutral language in all official documents, communications, and issuances and to ensure that these recognize the dignity of women and their contribution to the development of the Bureau and its partner communities. Furthermore, it capacitated and increased the appreciation and skills of FMB employees on the use of non-sexist language.
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