UPCWGS organizes Discussion on the Women of the Philippine LGBTQ+ Movement

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with Babaylanes, Inc. and UP Babaylan, organized a round table discussion on Babae, Peminista, Lesbyana: Towards a Shared Narrative of the Women of the Philippine LGBTQ+ Movement on 13 July 2018 at the UPCWGS Conference Room. Panelists were Aida F. Santos-Maranan, Malu S. Marin, and Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio of the UP College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD).

Aida F. Santos-Maranan, Malu S. Marin, and Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio (seated front row, from left to right) with Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (fourth from right) of the UPCWGS and the participants of Babae, Peminista, Lesbyana: Towards a Shared Narrative of the Women of the Philippine LGBTQ+ Movement on July 13

[With a report from Christelle B. Bautista]

UPCWGS joins Pride March

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) joined the annual Pride March on 30 June 2018 at the Marikina Sports Center, Marikina City. This year’s theme is #RiseUpTogether.

The UPCWGS staff and the kids of Fairplay for All Foundation during the Pride March on June 30 at the Marikina Sports Center

Call for Papers: Review of Women’s Studies

The Review of Women’s Studies is accepting articles on a rolling basis. Essays and creative works that explore the myriad experiences of Filipino women and problematize gender relations in Philippine society are welcome. Reviews of current scholarship, local or foreign, creative work (poems, short fiction, essays), drawings, and printed copy of paintings, mixed media or installation art are also accepted.

 

The Review of Women’s Studies is a refereed journal published twice a year by the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, University of the Philippines.

The journal serves as a forum where ideas on specific issues and concerns affecting the lives of women may be exchanged as seen from the analytical perspectives of different disciplines. At the same time, it hopes to encourage and publish efforts at interdisciplinary feminist scholarship. “Feminist” in this context refers to a perspective which recognizes that women are marginalized both with respect to their status in society and as a focus of academic inquiry, and attempts to remedy that situation. This orientation seeks to give intellectual coherence to a growing body of studies on women in the Philippines: on their lives, their work, their problems, whether at home, in the community or the workplace.

The RWS also features interviews of women through a first-hand account of their experiences to discover and highlight ways in which they have invested their lives with meaning and dignity. Creative works that provide insights into women’s consciousness and give life to their hopes and dreams are equally welcome.

The RWS follows the double-blind peer-review process.

 

Guidelines for Contributors
  1. Articles must have a high degree of scholarship, and will undergo a process of review and approval for publishing by the RWS editorial board and by selected national referees.
  2. Articles may be written in English or Filipino. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 200 words. Articles in Filipino must be accompanied by a fairly comprehensive abstract in English.
  3. All contributions must be original, should not have been published previously, and should not currently be under review for publication elsewhere.
  4. Articles must have a maximum of 8,000 words and book/art reviews should be 6,000 words. When articles include graphs and tables, the maximum should not exceed 50 manuscript pages. All articles must be submitted in Microsoft Word .doc/.docx format.
    • Articles should be formatted in A4 paper size.
    • Margins should be 1 inch for all edges.
    • Font should be Times New Roman, font size 12.
    • The article should be accompanied by a cover sheet containing the article title, author’s name, two to three lines of biographical data that includes the author’s present position and area of work, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Repeat the title on the first page of the article. The author’s name should not appear after the cover page. No identifying information about the author should be included in the submitted manuscript or the abstract.
  5. All articles should use the APA Style in text citation. Please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed.) regarding notes, references, tables, graphs, diagrams, maps and photographs.
  6. When necessary, articles should be accompanied by images and illustrations (captions included) and other relevant media elements that are to be published with the text. These should be in separate files and not embedded in the text. A separate text document file should contain a list of the images’ filenames and their corresponding captions. It is the author’s responsibility to acquire copyright permissions for work outside of public domain.

Please email your submissions to: [email protected] with “RWS Submission” in the email subject heading. Articles or submissions that do not comply with the guidelines will be automatically returned to the author without comments.

Call for Papers: Review of Women’s Studies

UPCWGS welcomes new Deputy Director for Research and Publication

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) welcomes Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran as its new Deputy Director for Research and Publication starting 1 June 2018. Dr. Villaceran is a professor at the Department of English and Comparative Literature in the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She has a BA and MA in Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines and was conferred a PhD in Sociology by La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. She teaches and writes creative nonfiction and her research interests are gender and migration.

The new UPCWGS logo

The logo features elements that emanate from a center, representing the UPCWGS, and the ten gender offices of the CUs and campuses. All energize and propel the women’s and gender agenda in the University and society.

The logo also symbolizes the diversity of SOGIE through the hues that represent the LGBTQIA+ movement.

The purple interior shape is a recognition that the establishment of the Center was borne out of the efforts of feminists and advocates from the women’s movement.

Artists: Tez Cruz and Geia de la Peña

UPCWGS organizes Discussion on Misogyny and Authoritarianism

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the UP College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) and the International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov), organized a round table discussion on Misogyny and Authoritarianism: Duterte’s War on Women on 2 May 2018 at the UPCWGS Conference Room. Discussants were Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio of the UP CSWCD, Dr. Jean S. Encinas-Franco of the Department of Political Science, UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), and Melinda Q. de Jesus of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR).

Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio at the round table discussion on Misogyny and Authoritarianism: Duterte’s War on Women on May 2

[With a report from Laniza R. Lacsamana]

UPCWGS organizes Discussion on Women’s Status Under the Duterte Administration

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) organized a Round Table Discussion: Is Change Happening for Women in the Duterte Administration? on 20 March 2018 at the UPCWGS Conference Room. Guest speakers were Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio of the UP College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) and Likhaan Center for Women’s Health, Inc., Dr. Carolyn I. Sobritchea of the UP Asian Center, Primar S. Jardeleza of the Pambansang Kalipunan ng mga Manggagawang Impormal sa Pilipinas (PATAMABA), Inc., Leonora Tiongco-Sunit of the Nationwide Organization of Visually Impaired Empowered Ladies (NOVEL), Inc., public interest lawyer and former Akbayan Partylist representative Atty. Ibarra M. Gutierrez III, Mary Gyknell C. Tangente of GALANG Philippines, and former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson Loretta Ann “Etta” P. Rosales.

Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio at the Round Table Discussion: Is Change Happening for Women in the Duterte Administration? on March 20

UPCWGS welcomes new director

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) welcomes Dr. Nathalie Lourdes A. Verceles as its new director starting 1 March 2018. Dr. Verceles is Assistant Professor at the Department of Women and Development Studies (DWDS) in the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), UP Diliman. She has previously served as Chairperson of the DWDS (2013-2016) and Director of the Doctor of Social Development Program of the CSWCD (2017).

Dr. Verceles earned her Doctorate in Social Development (2014), MA in Women and Development Studies (2003), and BA in Philosophy (1987) from UP Diliman. She also has a BSc (Honours) in Economics (1990) from the University of London. She has published and presented numerous papers on feminist economics.