Freshmen and USSC officers attend Awareness Raising on GAD Mandate

The Gender and Development Office, in partnership with the Office of Student Affairs and Services through Guidance and Counseling, conducted the Continuing Awareness Raising on GAD Mandates on September 28, 2016 at the Alvaro Rabina Hall which was attended by the first year college students and University Supreme Student Council officers.

Atty. Arlene Q. Alangco, Director of Commission on Human Rights, tackled the rights of women under Magna Carta of Women 2009; RA 7877 Act declaring sexual harassment unlawful in the employment, education or training environment; and RA 9262 Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004.

On the other hand, Ms. Daisy M. Austria, Program Manager of Family Planning Organization of the Philippines, discussed the RA 10354 Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Act of 2012. She emphasized the importance and benefits of the RPRH act.

Further, USSC Pili Campus President Aliza B. Ignao explained the student duties and responsibilities.

The activity is designed to promote awareness on the rights, privileges, and duties of the students and empower them to improve their self-confidence as they become more knowledgeable of their roles, options and responsibilities. It also aims to capacitate them to address sexuality, gender, health and safety issues in the University.