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Session on Gender-Fair Language in Communication for the NAPWC Staff

As part of the continuous effort of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) to capacitate its staff and to mainstream Gender and Development (GAD) in all aspects of the development process in support to the global strategy of the Government in mainstreaming GAD, a Session on Gender-Fair Language in Communication was held for the NAPWC Grounds Staff, Gate Collectors and Technical Staff on 25 November 2021 that aimed the following:

  • Help the participants gain a better understanding, and increase awareness on gender-fair language and the concepts related to it;
  • Inform the participants on the use of gender-fair language in their day-to-day communication with colleagues and Park visitors; and
  • Share with the participants the importance of gender-fair language in reducing gender bias and discrimination.

Ms. Marlea Muñez, an expert in the field of Gender and Human Rights, served as the Resource Person for the session and shared her extensive knowledge on Gender-Fair Language and its importance in communication. The activity, which was able to capacitate the NAPWC Grounds Maintenance Staff, Gate Collectors and Technical Staff including several Security and Janitorial Staff, and the members of the BMB’s GAD Focal Point System, had been an opportunity for the participants to gain a better understanding that communication can be an instrument to halt any form of violence and discrimination.

For the NAPWC Staff, understanding and learning more about the use of gender-fair language in communication is crucial in their day-to-day tasks as frontliners of the Park as this can alleviate gender bias and discrimination.

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NAPWC PASu Melody Ann L. Malano welcoming the participants of the Session on Gender-Fair Language in Communication for the NAPWC Staff

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 BMB Director Datu Tungko M. Saikol shared a keynote message to the participants