FMB Capacitates Its Second Batch of Employees on the Use of Gender-Fair Language

    The Forest Management Bureau (FMB) equipped its second batch of employees on the use of Gender-Fair Language in forestry documents, communications, and issuances through an orientation workshop held on August 23-25, 2017 at the Hive Hotel and Convention Place, Quezon City.

      GAD Focal Point System Chair and FMB Assistant Director Mayumi Quintos-Natividad delivered the welcome remarks and urged the participants to put every learning into practice upon their return to their respective work stations.

     Assoc. Prof. Maria Teresa Hernandez, Assistant Director of Batangas State University Gender and Development and a member of the PCW National GAD Resource Pool, facilitated the workshop. The workshop discussed several topics such as the mandates and use of Gender Fair Language, Gender Equality and Media Guidelines, and Guidelines to Protect Women from Discrimination in Film. Role playing, and written and oral communication exercises were utilized as facilitation strategies. Finally, the participants pledged for achieving gender equality at the end of the workshop.

     The orientation workshop was among the Bureau’s gender mainstreaming efforts to promote gender sensitivity in the workplace by utilizing gender-fair languages in all official documents, communications, and issuances. Likewise, it capacitated and increased the appreciation and skills of FMB employees on the use of gender-neutral and non-derogatory language.

      Twenty-four (24) females and ten (10) male participants from different FMB divisions and offices attended the learning event.
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