The Gender-Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT Women) Project is a governance and capacity development project that aims to promote and support a gender-responsive enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment, particularly those in microenterprises.
Bohol is one of the eight project sites across the country of the said project. More particularly, the project works with the Provincial Government, and the municipalities of Balilihan, Buenavista, and Jagna.
Step Up works with Jagna in at least two engagements – the finalization of its Comprehensive Development Plan and the formulation of the strategic document for the convergence strategy for the Calamay industry. It has also been recently engaged by the Municipality of Balilihan in the preparation of its Comprehensive Development Plan. The Provincial Technical Working Group of Bohol also commissioned the firm in the consultative conference on women’s economic enterprises, and the recent annual evaluation and planning held in Anda, Bohol.
Step Up’s involvement with the GWP started with its Managing Director was invited by the Philippine Council for Women to attend a training on gender training for non-gender experts in Manila sometime last year.