POPCOM Caraga pushes drive to end spousal violence

By Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY — The Commission on Population and Development (POP­COM) in Caraga is coordinating with other line agencies, non-government organizations and other stakeholders to end spousal violence.

Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM / MANILA BULLETIN) Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM / MANILA BULLETIN)

POPCOM Regional Director Alex­ander A. Makinano said the agency will step up its implementation of Gender Responsive Population Strategies (GRPops) at the local level as part of its continuing advocacy to address issues in population management.

Makinano emphasized that the interrelationship between gender and population matters have been continu­ously taken into account in implement­ing the Philippine Population Manage­ment Program (PPMP) through the Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning (RPFP), Adolescent Health and Development (AHD), and Popu­lation and Development (POPDEV) Integration.

To further intensify its advocacy, POPCOM Caraga recently facilitated Gender Sensitivity Training among personnel of the Bureau of Jail Man­agement and Penology (BJMP)-Butuan City Jail and the local government employees of San Agustin Municipality, Surigao del Sur, Makinano said.

Population issues cut across gender issues such that human sexuality, gen­der roles and expectations, and gender socialization ultimately affect values, attitudes, and emotions manifested by the individual, he said.