Executive Order No. 329: Designating the National Council of Women of the Philippines as one of the Lead Monitoring Arm of Non-Governmental Organizations for the Effective Implementation of the Global Platform for Action and the Philippine Plan for Gender-Responsive Development in the NGO and Private Sector
NOW, THEREFORE, I FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
SECTION 1. The affirmation of partnership among the NCRFW/Women’s Focal Points and other women’s networks with the National Council of Women of the Philippines (NCWP) as one of the lead implementing and monitoring arm of NGOs for non-governmental gender and development processes and initiative nationwide, is hereby approved.
SECTION 2. The NCWP shall be one of the lead NGO in mobilizing wider participation among interested women’s networks and organizations, consolidating and promoting the issues of women in the country, working in partnership with the government in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and the Philippine Plan for Gender-Responsive Development nationwide, and subsequently in monitoring their effective implementation at all levels and across sectors. The NCWP shall be assisted by the PWU-DIWA as secretariat and technical arm in providing professional services, training and continuing education for women and work in partnership with concerned women’s networks and organizations, such as the Congressional Spouses Foundation, Incorporated and the Philippine Centennial Commission-Women Sector.
SECTION 3. In line with the framework and objectives set for achieving the foregoing development agenda, there shall be a monitoring system established using gender-sensitive indicators and guidelines to be defined in consultation with NCRFW and other interested and concerned women’s networks and organizations.
SECTION 4. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.
DONE, in the City of Manila, this 7th day of May in the year of Our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Ninety Six.
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