Publications

The DOST Gender Assessment Tool, an output of the GREAT Women Project, is a tool used for determining the gender-responsiveness of DOST technologies relevant to women enterprises.

This case study shares the results of GREAT Women Project interventions in the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), specifi cally its Women’s Center (WC). Through the project, TESDA-WC ensured the mainstreaming of gender and entrepreneurship in their technical-vocational education and training (TVET) curriculum and materials and built a core of trainers to train others in the use of these materials.

This case study features the intensified partnership of the Municipality of Balilihan with the Balilihan Association of Women for Development (BAWOD), the umbrella organization of women in the municipality. Because of this partnership, the local government was able to pursue gender-responsive policies, plans and programs, which enabled BAWOD to access services to improve their members’ enterprises and participate in local governance.

This case study highlights the role of as well as challenges faced by women in the hablon making industry of Miag-ao, Iloilo. The GREAT Women Project supported the Municipality of Miag-ao to create a local enabling environment responsive to women hablon makers.

The Great Women brand is the result of the partnership among the Philippine Commission on Women-Gender Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT Women) Project, the Enabling Communities with Hope and Opportunities Sustainable Initiatives (ECHOSI) Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes products of local enterprise groups (ECHOSI Foundation) and the convergence of national and local government agencies to introduce product development and market opportunities to economically empower women. With technical and funding assistance from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the partnership creating the GREAT Women brand guided women microentrepreneurs to develop community products throughout a four-tiered Intensive Design Clinic Series of the GREAT Women Project and the ECHOSI Foundation.

The case study discusses the development of bamboo craft enterprises in Tanauan, Leyte. It
also highlights the division of labor between women and men as well as challenges faced by
microenterpreneurs in bamboo craft making

This case study highlights the role of women and men in the pottery industry of Pavia, Iloilo as well as the challenges faced by the Pandac Pikpik Koron (PPPK), a women’s pottery association in the locality. The GREAT Women Project supported the Municipality of Pavia to create a local enabling environment responsive to the PPPK and other pottery makers.

This case study showcases the journey of DOLE’s Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) towards extending its services to microenterprises and the informal sector.

Through the interventions of the GREAT Women Project, it recognized the need to address the occupational safety and health issues of workers in the informal sector through various interventions such as policy advocacy, training, database and tools development, among others.

This case study shares the immediate results of GREAT Women Project interventions in the Municipality of Buenavista in Bohol. Through the project, the LGU improved its governance processes through transparent, participatory and gender-responsive decisionmaking processes, consequently, resulting to gender-responsive policies, plans and programs.

This case study highlights the role of as well as challenges faced by women and men in the ginger brew industry of Badiangan, Iloilo. The GREAT Women Project supported the Municipality of Badiangan to create a local enabling environment responsive to ginger brew producers.

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