Toward a Gender-Responsive Legislation aims to assist legislators in making legislative systems and processes gender-responsive. Acknowledging the key role of legislation in promoting gender and development, the NCRFW embarked on a two-year project which now finds expression in this 2-volume publication.

This book contains a compilation of statistics on women in population, families and households, labor and employment, education, health and public life. It includes a trend analysis as well as a set of statistical tables on the overall topics.

This publication discusses women’s issues regarding their health and safety when at work. It also explains what the government can do to ensure and eliminate these problems, specifically redefining the Occupational safety and health standards of the Philippines.

This paper attempts to identify provisions in the National Health Insurance (NHI) Law (Republic Act 7875) which neglect, disregard or out rightly discriminate against women’s needs and rights. Additionally,  the question to whether the civil service provision for women in public service institutions are consistent with the Philippine Plan for Gender-responsive development (PPGRD) upon reviewing the NHI Law and its implementing rules and regulation was also formulated and later answer in this material.

This publication explains how community based forest management (CBFM) strategies provide a receptive terrain for entry of gender-sensitive development. Through the policy setting of CBFM, gender gaps will be sealed and livelihood opportunities will be open to upland communities without discrimination.

Filipino youth faces multiple crossroads as they reach adolescent period. In this stage many youngsters engage in sexual activity.

This publication discusses adolescent sexuality and the emerging policy issues on adolescent sexuality.


  • Adolescent sexuality
  • The emerging policy issues on adolescent sexuality.


This publication introduces the concepts of rape, the laws that can be used against rape and the different processes a victim underwent and must done after the incident.

  • R.A.8353

  • R.A.8505

This manual provides guidelines and helpful information on the recommended types and schemes of Income-Generating Projects (IGP’s) adoptable for women. It also enumerates the criteria in the preparation of project documents on IGP’s. Additionally, tips on project appraisal and suggested procedures for submitting, appraising and approving projects were also stated. It also discusses the analysis and findings of the development and implementation of Income-Generating Projects which studied by for the five years.

This manual contains the processes and mechanism for the Philippine Development Plan for Women in Northern Mindanao to implement R.A. 7192.   


  • Conceptual framework on gender and development in regional development planning
  • Training and advocacy on gender and development
  • GAD/POPDEV/Integrating in physical/socio-economic planning
  • GAD integration in investment programming and project development
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Statistical Information System
  • Institutional mechanism
The manual is a product of a one-year pilot testing project on the required processes and mechanisms for the Philippine Development Plan for Women in the effort to implement R.A. 7192 in Northern Mindanao (Region X). Applicable to both spatial and socio-economic gender-responsive planning, programming, and monitoring, these guidelines will not supplant but enhance the effectiveness of existing development guidelines at the regional and local levels. Each chapter is independent of one another; hence, development planners can use this in any phase of the development process.</p>