The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tacurong City engaged 34 city, barangay, and DILG officials in a Gender Sensitivity Training on February 27-28, 2014 at Edjin Pension House & Restaurant, Tacurong City.

The activity facilitated awareness on gender concerns affecting public offices and clients, and even those that affect the participants and their families. Participants were also informed about gender and development laws. Equality of women and men officials and officers in development and nation building was also emphasized. 

Through the training, the LGU hopes to encourage the integration of gender and development perspective in the workplace. It gears on making the local government unit employees strong partners of the community in promoting gender and development in Tacurong. 

Republic Act 7192 or the Women in Development and Nation Building Act Sec. 27 and Republic Act 8174 (1996 General Appropriations Act) mandates all government agencies and instrumentality to integrate gender and development concerns into their plans, programs, projects, and office activities.

The resource speaker on gender sensitivity from the Civil Service Commission was tapped for this training.

LGU gender sensitivity trainings are conducted through the initiative of the City Human Resource Management Office. (LGU-Tacurong City Information)