TAU-GAD kicks off activities for women’s month
The GAD office commenced its initiatives to educate more women and men and give inspiration for them to move forward and survive their respective challenges and difficulties during and even before the new normal. One of its initiatives was to review the GAD agenda of the university. With the theme “TAU GAD in Review: Hearing Your Voices Towards Development,” Dr. Marianne P. Villaruel, the director of GAD Office, spearheaded a focus group discussion with some faculty members and staff of the university to review and recalibrate the GAD agenda which must be leaning towards economic emancipation and empowerment of women in the margins. To further support such efforts, Dr. Villaruel also facilitated a conference meeting to encourage more TAU faculty-researchers and extensionists to present their projects and programs that would help TAU become gender sensitive and gender inclusive institution.