#SOGIEandVAWC | To prevent any acts of discrimination and establish safe and healthy working environment, personnel of the Department of Agriculture 12 underwent a capability building seminar conducted by the Gender and Development (GAD) Program today, March 23, in City of Koronadal, South Cotabato.

Police Staff Sergeant Mercy Margarette Dema-ala of Philippine National Police – South Cotabato Provincial Office raised the awareness of participants on the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill and the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 or also known as Republic Act 9262.

This GAD’s initiative is part of the month-long celebration of National Women’s Month this March.