The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. VI (DOST VI), implements its Gender and Development Program (GAD Program) with the goal of strengthening gender mainstreaming within the organization and promoting gender sensitivity and equality among its stakeholders.
The DOST VI Gender and Development Program logo has female and male symbols embedded in the letters G and D to promote equality among the two sexes. The Letter A is shaped like an arrow pointing up to represent the continuous effort of DOST VI in gender mainstreaming. The colors used are pastel red, purple, and blue. The mixture of red and blue results in purple, which is globally recognized as the color of women- symbolizing justice and dignity.
The Department of Science and Technology VI GAD Program collected the Sex-Disaggregated Data (SDD) of DOST VI projects and programs for 2021. The infographics is divided into three sections: Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Development, Science and Technology (S&T) Experts Engaged, and Human Resource Development (No. of DOST Scholars). The infographics will be annually updated.
In celebration of National Women’s Month (NWM), the Department of Science and Technology Region VI (DOST VI) held a talk on Health and Wellness via Zoom, March 11. The talk aims to promote healthy living to DOST VI personnel to prevent common lifestyle diseases such as hypertension and diabetes.
To share knowledge of sex and gender and provide a deeper understanding of gender biases and stereotyping practices to DOST VI personnel, the department’s Gender and Development Focal Group System (GFPS) hosted Gender Sensitivity and Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) via Zoom.