Jun 06
GENDER EQUALITY COMMITTEE MEETS ON JUNE 11 by fapweb  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Fri, Jun 6, 2014

The Gender Equality Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 11, at the Conference Room of the Optical Media Board on 5 Scout Limbaga St., Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City.

Expected to attend the meeting are the regular GEC members which include:
Cathryne Jonne T. Licudine-Dalen of the Presidential Communications Operations Office of Malacanang; Nikki de los Santos and Kim Harold Peji of the Philippine Commission on Women; Teodoro Granados of the Film Development Council of the Philippines; Jose Carreon of the Film Academy of the Philippines;

Espie Coronel and Victorino Simon Jr. of the Optical Media Board; Sophia Lynn Lumantod and Mildado Lee of the National Telecommunications Commission; Marlene Ruth Sanchez of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts; Atty. Ann Marie Nemenzo of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board; and Melinda Quintos de Jesus of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility.

The passage of Republic Act No. 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women, provided for the creation of the Gender Equality Committee to promote gender mainstreaming as a framework and affirmative actions as a strategy and to monitor and evaluate the implementation of gender equality guidelines.

Section 19 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Magna Carta of Women singled out the Presidential Communications Operations Office and the Philippine Commission on Women to spearhead the committee.

The GEC has already formulated three documents, namely the Gender Equality Guide, the Code of Ethics for Media, and the Guidelines to Protect Women from Discrimination in Media and Film.

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