Last February 6, 2018, the Society of Motivators, Achievers, and Responsible Teacher (SMART) conducted a lecture-seminar on Gender Sensitivity, with Honorable Corazon Alma de Leon, the former Chairperson of the Civil Service Commission, as well as the Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), as speaker.
The purpose of the seminar was to promote gender equality through social partnerships with local government units and academic institutions and to practice innovative measures in promoting gender equality through lifelong learning. Honorable de Leon discussed various gender issues, gender inequality that is prevalent in many countries, and the role of gender in changing the way we perceive ourselves and our role in society.
Honorable de Leon talked about topics involving Gender issues regarding inequality in general and particularly in education that have always remained evident through the course of the history not only here in the Philippines, but also in other countries as well. She discussed about how gender roles plays a major role in our community, and how gender diversities impact a great change in how we perceive ourselves and our role in the society. She also gave stories about her life and the experiences of the people she knows who were faced with challenges about their gender identity.