UPCWGS holds first Course Program of Angat Bayi

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI), with the support of the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), the Office of the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines through the Angat Buhay Women, and Certified-Edu.net, held the first Course Program of the Angat Bayi Political Empowerment Fellowship on 15-17 November 2018 at the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH), Diliman, Quezon City.

Resource persons were Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles of the UPCWGS and the Department of Women and Development Studies, UP College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD); Dr. Jean S. Encinas-Franco of the Department of Political Science, UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP); Atty. Ibarra M. Gutierrez III of the UP College of Law; Dr. Maria Ela L. Atienza of the Department of Political Science, UP CSSP; Lina Bacalando of the Likhaan Center for Women’s Health, Inc.; Councilor Corazon M. Raymundo of Pasig City; Mayor Carolyn S. Fariñas of San Felipe, Zambales; Mayor Cielo Krisel Lagman-Luistro of Tabaco City, Albay; Mayor Flora L. Villarosa of Siayan, Zamboanga del Norte; Representative Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba of District I, Bukidnon; Dr. Carolyn I. Sobritchea of the UPCWSFI and the UP Asian Center; Vice Mayor Ma. Josefina G. Belmonte-Alimurung of Quezon City; and Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio of the UP CSWCD.

Guest speakers were UP Executive Vice President Teodoro J. Herbosa, Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines John T. Holmes, Dinagat Islands Representative Arlene J. Bag-ao, Senator Ana Theresia N. Hontiveros-Baraquel, and Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo.

The first batch of Angat Bayi Fellows are Councilor Charisse Marie Abalos-Vargas of Mandaluyong City; Councilor Candice Magdalene Alumisin-Tupas of Iloilo City; Mayor Viviane P. Alvarez of Oras, Eastern Samar; Vice Mayor Arlyn H. Arcilla of Virac, Catanduanes; Councilor Jom Bagulaya of Tacloban City, Leyte; Councilor Rema E. Burdeos of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte; Mayor Rosario Mediatrix P. Fernandez of San Enrique, Iloilo; Mayor Trina Alejandra Q. Firmalo-Fabic of Odiongan, Romblon; Councilor Lena Marie P. Juico of Quezon City; Councilor Mary Marjorie P. Martin-Chan of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; Provincial Board Member Mikaela Karita S. Mendoza of Ilocos Sur; Councilor Maria Rosario Eufrosina P. Nisce of San Fernando, La Union; Councilor Annabel Pinat-Pelismino of Tubajon, Dinagat Islands; Councilor Rogelin Clemeña-Degoma of Panglao, Bohol; Councilor Elaine E. Teope of Luisiana, Laguna; Mayor Rowena R. Tuason of Masbate City; Councilor Joanne Ascencion G. Valdez of Candon, Ilocos Sur; Councilor Judy D. Vargas of Lingayen, Pangasinan; and Councilor Cecilia B. Veluz-De Asis of Naga City, Camarines Sur.

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (seated, third from right) of the UPCWGS with Dinagat Islands Representative Arlene J. Bag-ao, Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines John T. Holmes, Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo, Senator Ana Theresia N. Hontiveros-Baraquel, UP Executive Vice President Teodoro J. Herbosa, UPCWSFI Vice President Carolyn I. Sobritchea, and the first batch of fellows of the Angat Bayi Political Empowerment Fellowship on November 15 at SEAMEO INNOTECH, Quezon City

Angat Bayi recognizes the fundamental value of women’s political participation in achieving women’s empowerment and national development. It aims to contribute to the full, meaningful, and effective political participation of women towards a people-centered, rights-based, gender-responsive, participatory, empowering, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable development.

[With a report from Laniza R. Lacsamana]

UPCWGS conducts Seminar on UP Gender Guidelines and UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code

As part of its staff development, the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted a Seminar on UP Gender Guidelines and UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code 2017 on 26 October 2018 at the UPCWGS Conference Room. Atty. Leo D. Battad of the UP College of Law served as resource person for the event, which was attended by the personnel of the UPCWGS and the Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC).

Atty. Leo D. Battad and Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson at the Seminar on UP Gender Guidelines and UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code 2017 on October 26

UPCWGS conducts Training on Gender Responsive Early Childhood Care and Development Program

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted a Training on Gender Responsive Early Childhood Care and Development Program on 22-25 October 2018 at the Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman. Resource persons were Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson of the UPCWGS and the Department of Family Life and Child Development, College of Home Economics (CHE), UP Diliman; Gina Rose L. Chan of the UPCWGS; Maria Cynthia D. Gealogo, Philippine Representative Representing Children’s Rights, ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC); Ramon Jericho C. Santos of the Department of Family Life and Child Development, CHE, UP Diliman; Prof. Lorena W. Tengco of the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, CHE, UP Diliman; and Dr. Carolyn I. Sobritchea of the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI). Faculty and personnel from the different UP constituent universities (CUs) and various government agencies participated in the training.

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (back row, fourth from right), Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson (front row, seventh from right), Gina Rose L. Chan (front row, fifth from right) of the UPCWGS and the participants of the Training on Gender Responsive Early Childhood Care and Development Program on October 25 at Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman

[With reports from Gina Rose L. Chan and Christelle B. Bautista]

UPCWGS organizes Pet Therapy Day

In celebration of National Mental Health Week, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) organized emPAWerment: Recognizing the Relevance of Pets to Women’s Mental Health on 17 October 2018 at the UPCWGS grounds. Prof. Beatriz A. Torre of the Department of Psychology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), UP Diliman served as resource speaker. Pets with their owners, animal lovers, and those who simply want to spend some time with the animals attended the event.

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (third from right) and the UPCWGS staff and interns with their pets at emPAWerment: Recognizing the Relevance of Pets to Women’s Mental Health on October 17

Call for Nominations: Dakila Awards 2018

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI) are in search of the most deserving individuals for the Dakila Awards 2018 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Public Service Award
Contribution to the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment through active engagement in program and service development and delivery.

Academic Award
Contribution to the advancement of gender and women’s studies as a discipline and the integration of gender equality principles in the sciences, arts, and humanities.

Advocacy and Feminist Activism Award
Leadership in challenging misogynist and patriarchal issues in society.

Eligibility:

  1. UP graduate
  2. Has outstanding contribution to any of the award areas
  3. Adheres to and upholds feminist norms and values

Application Process:
Any Filipino citizen can nominate qualified individuals by submitting the required application documents:

  1. Nomination letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae of the candidate

Send to:
UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
Email: [email protected]
Telephone/Fax: (02) 9206950

Deadline of application: 5 November 2018 (Monday)

[Extended Deadline of Application] Call for Nominations: Angat Bayi Fellows 2018

[NOTE: Angat Bayi is extending the deadline of application for the Angat Bayi Fellows 2018 until 15 October 2018 to give way to the filing of candidacy of officials who would like to join the Fellowship.]

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI), with the support of the Government of Canada through its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), and the Office of the Vice President (OVP), are launching the first Angat Bayi Political Empowerment Fellowship for elected women leaders. Angat Bayi recognizes the fundamental value of women’s political participation in achieving women’s empowerment and national development.

We will select 15 deserving Fellows who will attend an intensive and exclusive series of courses designed and customised specifically for them. The courses will run for three (3) consecutive days over a period of three (3) months.

Eligibility:

  1. Must be occupying the post of Mayor, Vice Mayor, or Councilor in any city or municipality in the country and is running for another term, and is running for a higher position;
  2. Nominees must be committed to the following values:
    • feminist leadership
    • inclusive, rights-based, and good governance
    • building and protection of democratic institutions and process, and
    • development of active citizenship among their constituency;
  3. Nominees must agree to their nomination

Fellowship Period:
Course I: 15-17 November 2018
Course II: 24-26 January 2019

Application Process:
Any Filipino citizen can nominate qualified women leaders by submitting the required application materials:

  1. Nomination letter
  2. Short essay of the nominee (maximum 1 page) on why the candidate deserves to be an Angat Bayi Fellow
  3. Curriculum Vitae of the candidate

Send to:
The Director
Angat Bayi Political Empowerment Fellowship
UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc.
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City

Telephone/Fax: (02) 9206950
Email: [email protected]

Deadline of application: 15 October 2018 (Monday), 5:00 PM

Call for Research Proposals: 2019 UPCWGS Research Grant

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is now accepting proposals for its 2019 UPCWGS Research Grant.

The grant seeks to fund cutting-edge research on women and gender in the Philippines and the ASEAN region. Proposals should have a staff or faculty member from the University of the Philippines as the project leader. In the case of non-permanent staff or non-tenured faculty members, they should also make sure they have a permanent staff/faculty member as guarantor.

The UPCWGS will award funding of up to PhP200,000 to five (5) research projects on women and gender in the Philippines and the ASEAN region. Project duration should be within a six-month period, with an estimated start by March 2019.

Proposals should follow the format indicated in the PROJECT PROPOSAL TEMPLATE and use this CHECKLIST for formulating their budget.

Please email your proposals to [email protected], with “RESEARCH PROPOSAL 2019” in the subject line, by 16 November 2018.

Call for Nominations: Angat Bayi Fellows 2018

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI), with the support of the Government of Canada through its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), and the Office of the Vice President (OVP), are launching the first Angat Bayi Political Empowerment Fellowship for elected women leaders. Angat Bayi recognizes the fundamental value of women’s political participation in achieving women’s empowerment and national development.

We will select 15 deserving Fellows who will attend an intensive and exclusive series of courses designed and customised specifically for them. The courses will run for three (3) consecutive days over a period of three (3) months.

Eligibility:

  1. Must be occupying the post of Mayor, Vice Mayor, or Councilor in any city or municipality in the country and is running for another term, and is running for a higher position;
  2. Nominees must be committed to the following values:
    • feminist leadership
    • inclusive, rights-based, and good governance
    • building and protection of democratic institutions and process, and
    • development of active citizenship among their constituency;
  3. Nominees must agree to their nomination

Fellowship Period:
Course I: 15-17 November 2018
Course II: 24-26 January 2019

Application Process:
Any Filipino citizen can nominate qualified women leaders by submitting the required application materials:

  1. Nomination letter
  2. Short essay of the nominee (maximum 1 page) on why the candidate deserves to be an Angat Bayi Fellow
  3. Curriculum Vitae of the candidate

Send to:
The Director
Angat Bayi Political Empowerment Fellowship
UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc.
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City

Telephone/Fax: (02) 9206950
Email: [email protected]

Deadline of application: 5 October 2018 (Friday), 5:00 PM

UPCWGS organizes Participatory Video Training

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the Research and Extension for Development Office (REDO) of the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), UP Diliman, organized a Participatory Video Training on 6-10 August 2018 at the UPCWGS Conference Room. Resource speakers were Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson, Edgie Francis B. Uyanguren, Celeste F. Vallejos, and Valerainne R. Lopez. Members and staff of the Barangay UP Campus Family and Community Healing Center (FCHC), Alliance of Contractual Employees in UP (ACE UP), Samahan ng mga Manininda sa UP Campus, Inc. (SMUPCI), Women with Disability taking Action on REproductive and Sexual Health (W-DARE), and GALANG Philippines participated in the training.

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (sixth from left) of the UPCWGS with the training team and participants of Participatory Video Training

UPCWGS welcomes new Deputy Director for Training and Outreach

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) welcomes Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson as its new Deputy Director for Training and Outreach starting 17 July 2018. Prof. Tongson is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Family Life and Child Development, College of Home Economics, University of the Philippines, Diliman. She is currently on local fellowship and enrolled in the Doctor of Social Development program of the College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman.