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GENDER AND WOMEN DEVELOPMENT

The Catholic Church and the Population Program
By Jose Nacieno
p-40-44

CBCPS’s GUIDING PRINCIPLES
July 10, 1990

* First Principle: “Respect should be given to the sacredness of human life in all stages.” * Second Principle: “Marriage and the marital act have two aspects: the unitive and procreative” * Third Principle: Directly willed abortion, the use of abortifacients, sterilization and contraception are wrong in themselves. * FifthPrinciple: the Church advocates natural family planning as the only morally acceptable way. * Sixth Principle: the Church rejects the contraceptive mentality. * Seventh Principle: the Church teaches that the decision on the number of children lies solely on the Parents. * Eighth Principle: Hence the Church is against any coercion exercises on couples to pressure or force them to limit or increase the number of their children. * Tenth Principle: “because the Church regards artificial contraception as wrong itself, the Church will object to their dissemination as we. * Eleventh Principle: The Church acknowledges religions freedom of conscience.

=Scope and Sequence on Pop Ed=
1) Responsible sexual Behavior
2) Wholesome family Relationship
3) Every Child is a Wanted Child
4) Artificial Methods of Family Planning
5) Women as a Potent Force in Development
6) Population & Sustainable Development

Volume 2 – Gender Development
* Women in Development
By Pop Com
Source: The Philippines: Country Reports on Population
pp. 13-15

* (PWDP) Philippine Women Development Plan or (R.A. 7192) was intended to promote the integration of women as full and equal partner of men development & nation building.

* Population & the status of Women
By Popcom
Source: Philippine Population Management Program Briefing Kit, Paper Numbers

* Pregnancy/Childbirth complication
is one of the 10 leading causes of female death in the Philippines.

=The Status of Women in the Philippines
By DOH

* 22 years old Average Filipina Women marry at this age

=Education for Women –A must

* Senesa Falls Convention in New York State in 1940
the first women’s right meeting delegates declared that “all men and women are created equal.”

=The Forgotten Women=

R.A. 7432 declares that the state aims “to encourage their families and the communities they live with to reaffirm the valued Filipino tradition of caring for the senior citizens.

R.A. 7876 which provides for the establishment of a senior citizens center in all cities and municipalities. * Barriers to Formal Education
1) Cultures and Traditions tend to Perpetuate Stereotype
2) Opportunity Costs of Education
3) Location of School
4) Quality of Education

=Gender Issues and Girls Education=
By MargueriteAppel
Source: Integration of gender concern in Pop. Education and IEC Program: Practical Approaches, 1994

* Gender is a set of characteristics, defining people as masculine or feminine. “Gender relations are socially constructed as a result of the behavior of women and men themselves.

=Issues Affecting Women=
By UNESCO
Source: Integrating Women Loves into Pop Education: Handbook on Women’s Issues and Population Education. Pp. 1-8

* Sri Lanka was the first Asian country in which women were granted the right to vote. * “Education” According to Nafis Sadik is perhaps the strongest variable affecting the status of women. * Nafis Sadik UNFPAS’S Director

* Adolescent mother run a greater risk of;
a) Anemia
b) Toxemia
c) Miscarriage
d) Obstetric complication
* “Maternal mortality among mothers aged 19 and under is also much higher compared to women aged 20-24

=Gender Concern=
By PopCom
Source: Commission on Population Annual Report 1994,
pp.22-24

* Population Commission has launched more vigorous such as;

1.)...
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