TSU-Gender and Development (GAD) is envisioned as the leading office of gender awareness and responsiveness to the University’s institutional plans in consonance with the Philippine Plan for Gender Responsive Development (PPGRD) 1995-2025.
TSU-GAD aims to promote gender-consciousness-raising, advocacy and affirmative action that would include training/educational programs, information dissemination, research, extension and documentation.
- To conduct trainings and seminars on gender and development in order to elevate awareness on gender concerns/issues in the TSU community.
- To encourage and strengthen instruction, research, extension, and advocacy programs on gender equality and women empowerment.
- To institutionalize the integration of gender concepts in academic curricula.
- To serve as an avenue in resolving gender-related concerns.
Gender and Development is a development perspective that seeks to achieve the equality of both women and men and their right to enjoy equal conditions realizing their full human potential as active agents of societal progress. This perspective also focuses on the ability to analyze the socio-economic, political, cultural and psychological implications of an issue to understand how the difference between the sexes affects and is affected by policies, programs and projects. It assesses how these factors relate to discrimination based on gender and how they impose obstacles to a person’s opportunities and self-development. It is through this standpoint that this office confirms its advocacy to this support the Gender-Mainstreaming initiatives on Gender-Responsive Curricular Program (GRCP), Gender-Responsive Research Program (GRRP), Gender-Responsive Extension Program (GREP), and other GAD-related programs, activities and projects in the University.