The IGDD conducted the 20th Women's Summit and women's consultative forum yesterday with about 500 women participants throughout the city.
Mandin reported that while there have been many programs relative to economic empowerment of women, the IGDD will intensify its program this year particularly on capacitating women to have their businesses registered and provide financial literacy training in barangays for women.
Under the agreement, the city government should assign its IGDD to assist and coordinate with the PCW in the implementation of activities for women.
Furthermore, the city must also sustain the implementation of the four notable programs as local learning hub including the IGDD, City Office of the Special Counsel on Violence Against Women, Child Minding Centers, and Ray of Hope Village under the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology XI.
Representatives from the City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) and IGDD also attended the hearing.
IGDD representative Janice Pinky Moreno said the proposed barangay ordinance is a derivative of the GAD ordinance of the city, which is a combination of the Women's Development Code, Magna Carta on Women, Anti-Violence against Women and their Children Law and the Anti-Trafficking Law.