GREAT Women Project-Quezon Coordinator explains gender mainstreaming and environment in national magazine

GREAT Women Project-Quezon Local Area Coordinator Conrado Vargas discusses gender mainstreaming and local governance as they intersect with environmental issues in a two-page article in a Philippine magazine published by the Haribon Foundation.

The article “Intervention in REINA” written by Conrado Vargas, was featured in the four-article Saving Sites section (Volume 42) of the April-June 2010 issue of the Haring Ibon, a quarterly magazine on Philippine biodiversity conservation. Contributions in the magazine are generally on issues that “heighten awareness and appreciation of fragile ecosystems and threatened species”.

Intervention in REINA shed light on how environmental issues such as climate change and strengthening disaster-resiliency matter in locally promoting gender and development and women economic empowerment, as gleaned from the on-going implementation of the Gender Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT Women) Project. Philippine Commission (PCW) on Women is the lead implementing agency for the GREAT Women Project, while the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) provides funding and technical support for the Project. You can read the full article on Intervention in REINA here or obtain magazine copies on the Haribon Foundation website