The Clark International Airport Corporation-Gender and Development Technical Working Group (CIAC-GAD-TWG) held on September 20, 2021 the “Gender Fair Language” webinar to employees of the state-owned corporation as well as those workers from the private sector such as locators within the Clark Civil Aviation Complex.
The activity is part of CIAC-GAD-TWG Gender and Development Plans and Programs in coordination with the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW).The CIAC-GAD-TWG is headed by Chairperson CIAC Vice President for Finance Nancy Paglinawan and OIC COMREL Riza Lozano as head of GAD-TWG. CIAC invited Ms. Rowena Dirain, Administrative Officer V of the Human Resource Division of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and GAD Champion as the resource speaker in both CIAC and Locators.
Dirain, stressed the importance of the Gender Fair Language especially in the working environment which aims to reduced gender stereotyping and discrimination, adding that this activity will definitely benefit the workers in government and in the private sector to be aware of unwanted languages that is offensive especially to women. It also avoids bias towards a particular sex or social gender. The activity was actively participated by CIAC employees and workers from the private sectors.