Inilunsad ang PRIDE Sticker Campaign ng UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) sa mga pampasaherong dyipni noong Hunyo 23, 2016. Tinawag ang naturang kampanya na PARA (!) SA LAHAT Sa Pag-arangkada para sa Karapatan Dapat Walang Naiiwan.
Dumalo sa aktibidad na ito ng mga kinatawan ng mga yunit sa UP System, UP Diliman police, UP Diliman Gender Office at mga grupong pangtransportasyon na nagpapasada sa kampus.
Nagsagawa ng isang programa kung saan ay opisyal na inabot ni Dr. Odine Maria M. de Guzman, Direktor ng UP CWGS, ang mga sticker sa mga kinatawan ng mga grupong pangtransportasyon. Pagkatapos ng programa, idinikit ang mga PRIDE sticker sa ilang mga dyipni.
Last May 17, to commemorate the IDAHOT(International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia), Thomson Reuters-Manila presented University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UP CWGS) with new books. In a turnover ceremony at the TR office in Makati, librarian Ardis Gonzales received the books from Ms. Patsy Doerr, TR Global head of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion.
These gifts will expand the LGBT book collection of the center.
The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UP CWGS) held a forum named Imbiyerna sa Diskriminasyon: Talakayan Hinggil sa Iba’t ibang Uri ng Kaapihang Nararanasan ng LGBT sa Pilipinas last May 16 at the College of Mass Communication auditorium, UP Diliman to commemorate the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)
Speakers were Ivanka Custodio of BAHAGHARI, Claire Balabo of Liga para sa Regular na Hanapbuhay and Pastor Kakay Pamaran of Metropolitan Community Church. Custodio, the current Chairperson of BAHAGHARI, an LGBT organization, discussed the continuing and intensifying oppression and subordination experienced by LGBT peoples under the imperialism. Pastor Kakay Pamaran talked about the role of the Church in emancipating the LGBT peoples. Claire Balabo, a labor leader from Tanduay, spoke about the two-layered oppression she experiences, as a contractual worker and as a transwoman.
Representatives from academic units and organizations participated.
The University Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UCWGS) led the three-day System-Wide Mini Conference on Gender and the GE Program in UP and Assessment of the State of Gender-Mainstreaming in the Curriculum held last January 11-13 at UP Visayas, Miag-ao Campus, Iloilo.
The mini conference gathered gender coordinators and other faculty members from various constituent units (CUs) to deliberate about the resolution calling for the inclusion of a specific course on gender relations in the new GE framework of the University of the Philippines and to survey the state of gender mainstreaming in the current curriculum.
The said paper was approved as a draft resolution in an inter-center coordinating committee meeting last June 23, 2015. This meeting was attended by the coordinators of the gender centers/committees/programs from different CUs. The resolution recognized the significance of mainstreaming gender concerns in the curriculum to ensure that UP students will be critical and compassionate thinkers who are committed to the promotion of equality, equity and social justice.
During the mini conference, the resolution, with additional provisions, was approved by the group. The group submitted recommendations, like, to add the word gender-sensitivity in the objectives and to include the CU’s gender center coordinator in the committee that review the GE curriculum.
UPV Chancellor Rommel A. Espinosa opened the said activity. Main speaker was Prof. Severa Katalbas, member of UPV GE Steering Committee and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She presented the Revised UP GE Framework paper. Faculty members from the CUs shared the syllabi of the gender courses they facilitate. For UP Diliman, Prof. Ma. Theresa Payongayong presented the Social Science III syllabus and Prof. Rommel Rodriguez the Panitikang Pilipino 19. Prof. Doris Wilson, Narcisa Canilao and Erlinda Palaganas of UP Baguio explained about the Social Science 13 syllabus. Other presenters were UP Manila’s Prof. Reynaldo Imperial for History 4, UPV Tacloban’s Prof. Anida Bernadette Batan-Lorenzo for Social Science 5, UP Los Baños’ Prof. Amelia Bello for Ecology 10 and UP Open University’s Prof. Rameses de Jesus for Social Science 13. Also, workshops were conducted to identify potential GE gender course methods of inquiry and competencies.
Participants of the mini conference hoped that a specific gender course on gender relations be included in the new GE framework. At the time of this writing, the University Council of UP Diliman has decided to convene a committee to study the current hybrid GE.
The UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies held Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Sensitive Research and Networking Activity with the Women’s Studies Association of the Philippines in Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman last October 27-29, 2015.
Dr. Odine Maria de Guzman, UPCWGS Director, opened the activity by discussing its objectives. The two-day seminar-workshop invited distinguished scholars from the university as resource speakers. Resource speakers were Dr. Raymund R. Pavo of College of Humanities and Social Sciences, UP Mindanao; Dr. Nathalie Africa-Verceles of Dept. of Women and Development Studies, UP Diliman; Dr. Jean S. Encinas-Franco, Dept. of Political Science, UP Diliman; Dr. Maria Dulce F. Natividad, Asian Center, UP Diliman; Prof. Aileen Paguntalan-Mijares, Dept. of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UP Los BAnos and Dr. Ma. Theresa Payongayong, Dept. of Philosophy, UP Diliman; and Dr. Gonzalo Campoamor II, Director, Research Dissemination and Utilization Office, OVRCD, UP Diliman.
After the seminar proper, participants drafted research plans and presented them to the group. Dr. Carolyn I. Sobritchea gave helpful feedbacks and inspired the participants to pursue their research plans.