Regional Executive Director and Gender and Development Focal Point System chairperson Gwendolyn Bambalan of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 2 has initiated the conduct of Gender Sensitivity Training among executives and officials as part of the National Women’s Month celebration.  RED Bambalan encouraged the 30 men and 17 women participants to become gender sensitive and explore and find solutions to gender issues that may affect employees’ development and their performance in the department.

The training seeks to perpetuate gender discrimination biases manifested through marginalization, multiple burden, stereotyping and violence against women.  Atty. Ellen Michelle Javier of the Legal Division also acted as one of the speakers.