WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2024 * 1:30 PM TO 4:45 PM VIA ZOOM
This gender and development (GAD) compliance training is to help all organizations both in the private and government sectors comply with the new law and its implementing rules regulations.
The three-hour webinar will provide guidance to your organizations in updating its workplace policies and mainstreaming the GAD Code for all national government agencies and its attached bureaus, government instrumentalities, GOCCs, government financial institutions, educational and training institutions, SUCs, and local government units.
In this easy-to-understand format, the comprehensive training will discuss all aspects of the law and its IRR including actions punishable under this law, liabilities of individuals and institutions, development of a code of conduct, investigation mechanisms, preventive measures, remedies, and valuable advice to keep all people in your organization and the general public protected as envisioned in this law.
|Kaibigang Abogada, Multi-Awarded Lawyer, Radio-TV Host
and Women’s and Children’s Rights Advocate.
She is a multi-awarded socio civic and media person being a TV / radio host of the multi-awarded public Service show “Serbisyong Kasambahay and legal consultant to different radio and TV shows. She is a writer at the Philippine Star; professor of law; co-founder and past president of the Association of the Congressional Chiefs of Staff.
She leads several organizations and other advocacy movements including being president of Kilusang Kontra Kovid, a trustee of the board of the UP Women Circle, and president of Celebrity Sports Club. A philanthropist who devotes her time, efforts and resources to protecting people’s rights and promoting social welfare towards a better and more progressive society.
The Law and IRR of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 11313
I. HISTORY AND BACKGROUND OF THE SAFE SPACES ACT
A. Why was there a need for the Anti-Bastos Law?
B. Policy of the State
C. Existing related laws
1. Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995 or RA 7877
2. Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act
A. What acts are considered Gender-Based Streets and Public Harassment
2. Wolf whistling
3. Leering and intrusive gazing
5. Unwanted invitations
7. Misogynistic remarks or slurs
8. Transphobic remarks or slurs
9. Homophobic remarks or slurs
10. Sexist remarks or slurs
11. Persistent uninvited comments or gestures on one’s appearance
12. Relentless requests for one’s personal details
14. Use of words, gestures or actions that ridicule on the basis of sex, gender or sexual orientation
15. Persistent telling of sexual jokes
16. Use of sexual names, comments, and demands
17. ANY ADVANCES, WHETHER VERBAL OR PHYSICAL, THAT HAS MADE AN INVASION ON ONE’S SENSE OF PERSONAL SPACE
OR THREATENS THE PERSON’S SENSE OF PERSONAL SAFETY
1. Making offensive body gestures at someone
2. Exposing private parts for sexual gratification including flashing of private parts
3. Public masturbation
5. OTHER SIMILAR LEWD SEXUAL ACTIONS
III. DIFFERENT CONTEXTS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT
A. Gender-Based Streets and Public Spaces Sexual Harassment
1. What is Gender-Based Streets and Public Spaces Sexual Harassment?
a. “Public Spaces” - Definition
b. Privately Owned Places Open to the Public - Gender-Based Sexual Harassment (GBSH) in Restaurants and Cafes, Bars and Clubs,
Resorts and Water Parks, Hotels and Casinos, Cinemas, Malls, Buildings and Other Privately Owned Places Open to the Public
c. What are obligations of the Management of the above -mentioned establishments?
2) measures to prevent the occurrence of GBSH
3) measures to address the occurrence of GBSH
4) citizen’s arrest
5) awareness/ training
2. What is Gender-Based Sexual Harassment in Public Utility Vehicles (PUV)?
a. What is the definition of “common carriers”?
b. Additional penalties
3. What happens if Gender-Based Sexual Harassment in Streets and Public Spaces is committed by minors?
4. Duties of Local Government Units (LGUs)
5. Role of the DILG
6. Implementing Bodies for Gender-Based Sexual Harassment in Streets and Public Spaces
7. Specific Acts and Penalties for Gender Based Sexual Harassment in Streets and Public Places
B. Gender-Based Online Sexual Harassment
1. What does gender-based online sexual harassment include? What is “Cyberstalking”?
2. Exemptions to acts penalized as gender-based online sexual harassment
3. What is the definition of “information and communication system”?
4. What happens if the perpetrator is a foreigner?
5. Implementing Bodies for Gender-Based Online Sexual Harassment
6. Procedure for Filing Cases of Gender-Based Online Sexual Harassment
7. Penalties for Gender-Based Online Sexual Harassment
***QUALIFIED GENDER-BASED STREETS, PUBLIC SPACES AND ONLINE HARASSMENT***
C. Gender-Based Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
1. What is gender-based sexual harassment in the workplace?
2. Definition of “Employer”; Definition of “Employee”
3. Duties of Employers
4. Support for Workers in the Informal Economy
5. Duties of Employees and Co-Workers
6. Liability of Employers
7. Independent Action for Damages
8. Routine Inspection
D. Gender-Based Sexual Harassment in Educational and Training Institutions
1. Responsibilities Imposed on Educational and Training Institutions
2. Who Can Commit Gender-Based Sexual Harassment in Educational and Training Institutions
3. Duties of School Heads and Heads of Training Institutions
4. Liability of School Heads and Heads of Training Institutions
5. Development of Code of Conduct
6. Liability of Students
7. Independent Action for Damages
8. Routine Inspection
IV. The Code of Conduct and the Committee on Decorum and Investigation
a) Development of Code of Conduct
b) Committee on Decorum and Investigation (CODI)
c) Oversight Mechanism (Agencies Mandated to Implement the law)
V. ACTS AND CORRESPONDING PENALTIES
1. Specific Acts and Penalties for Gender-Based Sexual Harassment in Streets and Public Spaces
2. Penalties for Gender-Based Online Sexual Harassment
3. Imposition of Heavier Penalties (QUALIFIED GENDER BASED STREETS, PUBLIC SPACES AND ONLINE SEXUAL HARASSMENT)
VI. Common Provisions
b) Restraining Order
c) Remedies and Psychological Counseling
d) Administrative Sanctions
VII. Final Provisions
a) PNP Women, and Children Protection Centers/ Desks
b) Educational Modules
c) Awareness Campaigns
d) Safety Audits
e) Prescriptive Period
Medium of Instruction to be Used: Combination of Filipino and English Language
"Thank you Atty. Dot Gancayco for a very well prepared and well explained discussion on the Safe Spaces Act.
Your presentation is understandable not only to those in the legal profession but more importantly to the marginalized gender who are vulnerable and need to be protected from abuse. Mabuhay ka!"
Commissioner, Commission on Human Rights
"We are grateful to Atty. Dot Gancayco for a very thorough and enlightening presentation on her salient features of the Safe Spaces Act.
Her discussion highlighted the importance of the rights of women that are sought to be protected under this law! Kudos to Atty. Dot for always championing women’s rights!"
UP Women Lawyers' Circle
"A landmark legislation like the Safe Spaces Act should be explained the way Atty. Dot Gancayco does.
A recognized advocate of gender equality and women's rights, Atty. Gancayco clearly communicated the main features of the law and made the format and content of her lecture very interesting.
She kept the audience of more than 200 employees of the House of Representatives engaged and entertained throughout her lecture. We hope we can invite her back!"
Deputy Secretary General and Chief Counsel
Legal Affairs Department, House of Representatives