Jan 23
GENDER EQUALITY COMMITTEE LAUNCHES GENDER-FAIR MEDIA AWARDS by fapweb  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Fri, Jan 23, 2015

To give due recognition to gender-fair practices in film, print and broadcast media, the Gender Equality Committee (GEC) has launched a nationwide search for recipients of the GAD Transformation and Institutionalization through Mainstreaming of Programs, Agenda, Linkages and Advocacies (GADtimpala) Awards.

The GADtimpala Awards is an incentive awards system that recognizes the best gender-fair and gender-balanced practices in radio, TV, newspapers and films.

GEC Chairman, Secretary Sonny Coloma of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), said the GADtimpala Awards will “help in mainstreaming the gender equality criteria of gender balance in content and programming, gender-fair language, positive portrayal of women in media and film and other works by professionals and students.”

The award has four categories: Gender-Fair Radio Program, Gender-Fair TV Program, Gender-Fair Print Media, and Gendser-Fair Film.

There will be one awardee for each category but special citations may be given to deserving organizations. Each winner will receive a oplaque/trophy from the Media and Gender Equality Committee during the awarding ceremony, one of the highlights of the Women’s Month celebration in March.

The committee launched the search during the kick-off of the Philippine Commission on Women’s (PCW) 18-day campaign to end violence against women (VAW) last Nov. 25 at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

For details on the criteria for the award, nomination process, selection/ qualifying process and to downloads the nomination form, log on to PCW’s website http://www.pcw.gov.ph or contact the GADtimpala Secretariat at (02) 7358509 or 7351651 loc. 131, or send an email to media@pcw.gov.ph The deadline for nomination is February 20.

The GEC was established through Section 19 of R.A. 9710 or An Act Providing for the Magna Carta on Women. To promote gender mainstreaming, formulate the guidelines on gender equality and Code of Ethics for media, and monitor and evaluate their implementation.

The committee is composed of representatives of the PCOO, PCW, National Telecommuncations Commission (NTC), Movie and Tel;evision Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP), Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), Opticasl Media Board (OMB), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and women’s media NGOs. (Presidential News Desk/Presidential Communications Operations Office)

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