The course combines theoretical and life-based inputs that broaden and re-focus one’s perspectives to accommodate and see women’s points of view, situation, capacities and aspirations in relation to men. Learners discuss the realities men and women face in the context of day-to-day engagements, establishing and improving local production, livelihood, community development, governance, education. They explore how men and women can contribute to sustainable development on a personal level, within the family, organizations, work site and the community. The course emphasizes participation, empowerment, sharing and respect within the frame of balanced gender relations.
”Women seek equality not in the sense of sameness but in the sense of equal recognition of their worth and value as human beings.” — PRRM Chairperson Helena Z. Benitez, 1986
(Photo: Mothers in a remote upland village in Ifugao Province proudly pose with their healthy babies. Fathers (inset) do their share in rearing their children.)