Gender and Development Council Office
- 6th Floor, High Rise Building, Quezon City Hall
- 8988-4242 local 8739 / 8732 / 8168
- [email protected]
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Gender and Development (GAD) Council Office coordinates and implements all GAD-related activities in the City. It provides administrative and logistical services, as well as the preparation and documentation of GAD Council and GAD TWG meetings.
To vigorously implement GAD-related programs and projects, and institutionalize mechanisms toward the advancement of women and other marginalized sectors in Quezon City.
To adopt and implement measures to protect and promote equal rights for women and men.
We envision Quezon City as a leader and model of rights-based and gender-responsive local governance; a City that remains progressive and inclusive, committed to create a society that is free from gender oppression, violence, and discrimination.
- UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (UN-CEDAW)
- Beijing Platform for Action (1995)
- Millennium Development Goals 2015/Sustainable Development Goals 2030
- UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Initiative
- Magna Carta Of Women (RA 9710)
- DBM, DILG, NEDA, PCW Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) 2013-01, as amended by JMC 2016-01
- Women in Development and Nation Building Act (RA 7192)
- Philippine Plan for Gender Responsive Development 1995-2025
- Annual General Appropriations Act
Quezon City Local Mandates
- Executive Order No. 22, S-2022 – Reconstituting the Quezon City GAD Council
- Ordinance No. 3157, S-2022 – An Ordinance Institutionalizing the Gender and Development Council Office by Creating Thirty-One (31) Regular Plantilla Positions and Providing Funds Therefor and for Other Purposes
- Ordinance 3081, S-2021 – Ordinance Establishing the District Pride Council in each District of Quezon City for the Implementation of the various LGBTQIA+ Related Policies, Programs and Projects of the QC Government
- Executive Order No. 32, S-2019 – Reconstituting the QC GAD Council
- City Ordinance No. SP 2501, S-2016 – Amended GAD Code To Harmonize With The Provisions of RA No. 9710, Otherwise Known As “The Magna Carta Of Women” And To Adopt The UN Women’s Safe Cities And Safe Public Spaces Initiative
- Executive Order No. 2 B, Series of 2016 – Reconstituting The QC GAD Council And Redefining Its Functions In Pursuance With RA 7192 And 9710, Ordinance No SP 2501, S-2016 And JMC No. 2013-01 And Amended JMC No. 2016-01 of PCW, DILG, DBM And NEDA
- City Ordinance No. SP 1401, S- 2004 – GAD Code
- Ordinance No. 2493, S-2004 – Designating A Gender And Development (GAD) Focal Person For Every Barangay To Serve As Coordinator With Gender And Development Council (QC-GAD) And authorizing Each Barangay To Appropriate At Least 5% From Their Annual Budget For GAD-Related Programs, Projects And Activities.
- Ordinance No. 4827, S-2004 – Ratifying The Implementing Rules And Regulations Of The Gender And Development Code Of Quezon City As provided For Under Ordinance No. SP-140, S-2004
- OC Ordinance No. SP 2191 S – 2012 – QC Protection Center For Gender-Based Violence
- Executive Order No. 16–S- 2002– Creating The QC GAD Council And The GADRCO, Defining Its Functions And Composition
- Other GAD-Related Ordinances and Resolutions Approved By the City Council
We pledge to serve the public with diversity, equality, and inclusion.
- Monitors the implementation of GAD plans, programs, and activities from the barangay to the City level.
- Conduct capacity-building activities for GAD mainstreaming such as Gender Development and Sensitivity orientation, Gender-responsive Planning and Budgeting, Gender Diagnosis of programs/projects, and gender-based information systems.
- Establish and maintain a gender-responsive knowledge center/databank.
- Establish GAD Focal Point mechanisms in each Department within the City government and in barangays for better coordination and monitoring.
- Lead the conduct of advocacy activities and the development of Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials on GAD.
- Spearhead the preparation of the City government’s annual GAD Plan and Budget in response to women and gender issues.
- Lead the preparation of the annual city GAD Accomplishment Report (GAD AR), GAD Database report, Violence Against Women (VAW Report) in barangays, and other related reports for submission to DILG, PCW, and COA.
- Facilitate the holding of Women’s Assemblies for consultation and issues, and for the registration and nomination of women NGO/CSO representatives to the GAD Council.
- Undertake other GAD-related programs and projects assigned by the GAD Council Chairperson or the GAD Council Secretary.
- Mentors barangay and department GAD Plan and Budget.
- Provides resource speakers to Department/Offices, barangay, NGOs, and the private sector for their GAD Training.
- Provides technical or research assistance on GAD to barangay, Departments, students, researchers, LGUs, and NGOs.
- Refers clients to pre-legal assistance and other services.
HOW TO AVAIL OF SERVICES, PROGRAMS, OR PROJECTS
- Write a letter addressed to the Head of Office regarding your request for training, research on GAD-related matters, etc.
- Contact the Office regarding requests for assistance in the preparation of the GAD plan and budget.
Ms. Rowena T. Macatao
City Government Department Head III
Secretary, GAD Council
89884242 loc. 8732
Ms. Janete Oviedo
Head, GAD TWG
8988 4242 loc. 8732
|Divisions||Officer Name||Office Address||Contact Information|
|Research/ Information, |
Education, and Communication Services
|Ms. Maria Luisa Vidal|
|7th Flr., Civic Center Bldg. A, QC Hall||8988 4242 loc. 8739|
|Capacity-Building||Ms. Kheyyan Pagaran|
|7th Flr., Civic Center Bldg. A, QC Hall||8988 4242 loc. 8732, 8739 |
|Monitoring and Evaluation||Ms. Veronica G. Pasion|
|7th Flr., Civic Center Bldg. A, QC Hall||8988 4242 loc. 8737, 8739|
|Administrative Support Services||Ms. Angelita Peralta |
|7th Flr., Civic Center Bldg. A, QC Hall||8988 4242 loc. 8732|
GAD Local Learning Hub Award
Philippine Commission on Women officials together with then Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and QC GAD Council, QCPC, and City Health during the presentation of the GAD Local Learning Hub Award to QC held last March 8, 2019, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).
Launching of Men Opposed to Violence Everywhere (MOVE) in QC Hall
Cycle to End VAW
The QC Government thru the GAD Council Office in partnership with SPARK Philippines, Philippine Commission on Women, Embassy of the Netherlands, Bikers United Movement, Cycle Bros, and Twitter conducted a Cycle to End VAW last Nov. 25, 7:00 to 10:00 AM at the QC Hall Flagpole area. QC officials, GAD Focal persons, and GAD Advocates participated in the bike for a cause to signify their support to end VAW.
Ceremonial Union of Hearts for LGBTQ+ Couples
The QC government thru the GAD Council Office sponsored a ceremonial union of hearts dubbed Love is Pride, Pride is Love last Feb. 12, 2022, at the QC Memorial Circle with 222 LGBTQ+ couples.
GAD CITIZEN’S CHARTER
GAD CITIZEN’S CHARTER 2023