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GAD Storytelling and Writeshop

In connection to the celebration of the International Women’s Month, ZABIDA conducted a Story–Telling and Writeshop for Healing and Advocacy last March 9- 11, 2018 at the Social Action Center ( Euntes). More than 15 women leaders identified from the ZABIDA – GAD Partner Barangays and Line-Agencies such as the Philippine National Police, Office of the City Social Welfare and Development and Gender and Development City Office. The main objective was to capacitate trainers in developing potential facilitators for VAWC story telling and write shop as a strategy for women healing and rights Advocacy.

The participants underwent Healing Process facilitated by Ms. Mariam Suacito, Executive Director of Nagdilaab Foundation inc. (NFI) together with Ms. Rosie France Montojo, program coordinator of Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation Inc. (PAZ). An introduction on the Violence Against Women and Children Realities (VAWC) was discussed by Mr. Ronald Cervas of Office of City Social Welfare and Development, Women’s Right for Protection and the role of Commission on Human Rights (CHR-IX) and as Gender Ombudsman, lectured by Mr. Daniel Paculanang and Mr. Roneale Ventus.

The participants have also shared their story through Creative Writing given by Ms. Frencie Carreon as part of the healing process and strategy for Story telling approach. The activity was in coordination with Katingban sa Kalambuan Inc. (KKI), Reach out to Others Foundation (ROOF), Peace Advocates Zamboanga Inc. (PAZ) and Nagdilaab Foundation Inc. (NFI). (Leo Christopher Gaspar/Human Rights Advocacy Campaign/ZABIDA)

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GAD Awareness mainstreaming to Partner-Barangays in Zamboanga City and Basilan

Significant community leaders in the Partner-Barangays of Katilingban Sa Kalambuan Inc. (KKI), Reach-Out to Others Foundation, Inc. (ROOF) in Zamboanga City and Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc. (NFI) in Basilan were brought together last February 1 for ROOF and NFI then on February 2 for KKI to evaluate their knowledge and experience in Gender And Development in their respective Barangays.

Department of Budget and Management Specialist Mr. Mark Martin discussed about the GAD Planning and Budgeting for Barangays. The activity allowed the participants to re-assess their implemented and un-implemented GAD Plans for year 2017.

With the help of facilitators Ms. Maisie Faith Dagapioso and Jurgett Honculado also served as the ZABIDA GAD Program Researcher, the majority of the participants expressed their personal sentiments and misunderstandings on Gender and its effect to Community Development.

ZABIDA, through its GAD Awareness Program and GAD Research, it envisions to further strengthen its approach in addressing GAD concerns and issues to effectively support the GAD Programs of their Partner-Barangays.

ZABIDA is an Non-Government Organization and a consortium of four (4) independent Non-Profit Organizations namely Katilingban Sa Kalambuan Organization, Inc., Reach-Out to Others Foundation, Inc., Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation Inc., and Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc., all operating in Zamboanga City and Basilan empowering communities towards human security through Participatory Governance, Peace and Development and Human Rights Advocacy Campaign. The organization implements the Convenio Project within the region through the support of the Spanish Cooperation Agency for International Development (AECID) and the Manos Unidas. (Deorenzie Frances Carreon/ZABIDA)

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ROOF Logistical Support Turn-Over for December 2017

Through the support of the Spanish Cooperation (AECID) and Manos Unidas to ZABIDA, in the implementation of Convenio 2 Project,  ROOF as a member-organization, conducted its last set of Logistical Support Turn-Over for year 2017. 

 

Last December 26, ROOF turned-over its Logistical Support to Barangay Lamisahan for the Disaster Risk Reduction Manament (DRRM). Present during the turn-overceremony and MOA signing were Hon. Rodel Alvarez and the rest of the Barangay Councils. And Dr. Grace J. Rebollos ROOF President, Mr. Khamar Ismael Amsain, ROOF Program Coordinator and LGU -Coordinator assigned in Barangay Lamisahan Ms. Rahsa Alberto.

 

On the same day, Barangay Dulian received its Logistical Support on Gender and Development and sectoral/Poverty Alleviation to the Multi-sectoral Group in the said Barangay. Present during the turn over and MOA signing Hon. Leon Tabuena, Barangay Chairman and the rest of the Barangay Council and the sectoral groups and Dr.Grace Rebollos ROOF President, Khamar Ismael Amsain ROOF Program Coordinator and Ms. Rahsa Alberto LGU Coordinator. 

 

Then, on December 23, turned-over 52 sacks of Rice for Rice Retailing as Logistical Support to Barangay Divisoria for the Gender and Development & Sectoral/Poverty Alleviation to the Women’s Association of the Barangay Pamucutan. Present during the Turn-Over, the MOA signing and Induction of Officers were Hon. Marissa Saavedra and Hon. Carlos Guerrero and the Sectoral Groups of Barangay Divisoria. Also present were Dr. Grace Rebollos, ROOF President, Khamar Ismael Amsain, ROOF Program Coordinator, Mr. Dennis Albert, LGU Coordinator assigned to Barangay Divisoria and Asthon Suico, LGU Coordinator. 

 

Barangay Pamucutan received Logistical Support for Gender and Development Sectoral/Poverty Alleviation and Disaster Risk Reduction Management on December 28. Present during the Turn-Over ceremony were the Barangay Council of Barangay Pamucutan, the Women Association of Pamucutan and the Youth Sector, Dr. Rufina Cruz, ROOF Vice President,  Khamar Ismael Amsain, ROOF Program Coordinator, Dennis Alberto and Asthon Suico, LGU Coordinators. 

 

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