The House Legislative Information Resources Management Department (LIRMD) headed by deputy secretary general Dr. Edgardo Pangilinan on Thursday hosted a seminar on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sexual characteristics (SOGIESC) and gender stereotyping in the workplace.
The resource speaker for the seminar entitled “LIRMD it! SOGIESC towards GENDER EQUALITY” was Michael Pastor, a university lecturer, policy consultant and a gender specialist.
Pastor shared his expertise and knowledge on topics like SOGIESC and gender, stereotypes in the workplace, SOGIESC and the Philippine context, gender and language, gender and Philippine popular culture, as well as international initiatives on SOGIESC, among others.
LIRMD executive director Divina Sawit-Medina underscored the topics of the seminar such as the principles of gender equality, gender equity, gender sensitivity, non-discrimination and human rights from the seminar.
Knowledge management system bureau executive director Roentgen Bronce synthesized the points of the resource speaker and the discussions that followed.
House Committee on Women and Gender Equality chairperson Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman hoped that the information from the seminar shall help “create a more inclusive environment in the house, in our communities and in the workplace.”
The seminar was part of the LIRMD it! learning series of the LIRMD, in collaboration with the HREP GAD-FPS and Committee on Women and Gender Equality, in celebration of the 2023 National Women’s Month.