Rapid gender assessment kicked off in LDS via enumerators' training

ILIGAN CITY, May 21 (PIA)--The Plan International under the Marawi Response Project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Islamic Relief Worldwide Philippines began the 45-day rapid gender assessment in Lanao del Sur with a three-day training for 20 enumerators.

Such is done in preparation for the actual assessment as they will be deployed and distributed to the municipalities in the province to administer the proper running of the activity.

Marlon Libot, the chief of party of USAID and Plan International’s Marawi Response Project, said the rapid gender assessment is seen as survey that aims to magnify the needs of women and other genders in the community, and the significant impacts brought by the gender program in line with the ongoing pandemic and the remarkable Marawi siege.

This also targets to establish strategies beneficial in addressing gender-based violence and other related issues.

Meanwhile, Sittie-Jamairah Disomimba, area program manager of the Islamic Relief Worldwide Philippines, said the conduct of this activity is significant as this will lead to the communities’ enlightenment regarding gender-related issues.

“It needs a lot of push in promoting transparency, in promoting discussion about gender-based violence because it is something that is considered as taboo. The people do not talk about it,” she said.

The area program manager added that through this project, stakeholders will see how problems can be addressed, where everyone should focus, and how the system can be improved. (CRG/PIA ICIC)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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