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Gender Action Plan

The PSA works with LGUs and other partners to plan and implement sanitation improvement projects. To be successful, new infrastructure and services need to be planned and implemented using a process that includes women’s participation, views and needs. This includes their participation in promotions and policy/enabling environment activities that are integral to the success of the infrastructure/services.

Including women in the planning at the LGU level and soliciting their input is a high priority for the PSA project. Including more women in technical training sessions is a continuing goal of our program. This is accomplished by encouraging the mayors of our partner cities to include women in Technical Working Groups, invite women's groups to stakeholder workshop, and encourage women to participate in meetings and workshops by calling on them. The PSA has developed workshop evaluation forms that includes check box for men/women for easy tracking of gender participation.

For septic tank desludging, the PSA program encourages both men and women to attend barangay meetings and discuss their respective roles (man may know where the septic tank access is, woman may be the one who is at home when the truck arrives). In order to accomplish this, PSA encourages barangays to provide child care for mothers if needed and hold meeting in early afternoon when stay-at-home mothers may have more time.

In addition to the above steps, the PSA program encourages the development of more effective promotions materials by targeting men and women separately. This is accomplished through promotions campaigns that are developed based on a survey of the audience, which is analyzed by gender so materials can target women and men differently.

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Philippine Sanitation Alliance

The PSA works with LGUs and other partners to plan and implement sanitation improvement projects. To be successful, new infrastructure and services need to be planned and implemented using a process that includes women’s participation, views and needs.  This includes their participation in promotions and policy/enabling environment activities that are integral to the success of the infrastructure/services.

Planning and capacity building (training)

Include women in planning at the LGU level and solicit their input, include more women in technical training sessions

Encourage mayor to include women in TWG, invite women's groups to stakeholder workshop, encourage women to participate in meetings and workshops by calling on them, workshop evaluation form includes check box for men/women.

 

Implementation (infrastructure, services)

Include women in implementation, address their needs

For septic tank desludging, encourage both men and women to attend barangay meeting and discuss their respective roles (man may know where the septic tank access is, woman may be the one who is at home when the truck arrives). Provide child care for mothers if needed, hold meeting in early afternoon when stay-at-home mothers may have more time. May need separate meeting for men and women who are working during the day.

 

 

Implementation (promotions)

Develop more effective promotions materials by targeting men and women separately

Promotions campaigns developed based on a survey of the audience, which is analyzed by gender so materials can target women and men differently.

 

 

 

Improve hygiene by targeting mothers

Hygiene campaign will focus on mothers and school children

 

 

Monitoring and Evaluation

Assess the degree and quality of participation of women

Collect sex disaggregated data on beneficiaries and training participants, comments on the participation of women in various events/activities

 

Last Updated on Friday, 01 July 2011 07:15