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UPCWGS conducts Research Dissemination Forum

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted a Research Dissemination Forum on 20 March 2019 at the Institute for Small-Scale Industries (ISSI), UP Diliman.

The studies presented during the event, which received the 2018 UPCWGS Research Grant, were “Knowledge on University Policies, Procedures and Resources; Attitudes Towards Sexually Harassing Behaviors; and Experiences on Sexual Harassment of Students in the College of Arts and Sciences, UP Manila” by Prof. Marla A. Endriga of the Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, UP Manila; “Women Resistance, Homemaking and Neoliberalism: The Case of Women Resistance Against the Philippine Jeepney Phase-out Program” by Prof. Chester C. Arcilla of the Department of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UP Manila; “Life Stories of Women Political Leaders: Investigating the Meaning of a Counterfactual to the Benchwarmer Phenomenon” by Dr. Raymundo R. Pavo of the Department of Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, UP Mindanao; “Exploring the Spaces of LGBT’s Aging Ls: Narratives on Inclusion-Exclusion of Older/Tiguwang Lesbians in Davao City, Mindanao” by Gina Rose L. Chan of the UPCWGS; “Contemporary Gender Ideologies and Intra-household Relationships of Farming Families in Malaysia and Philippines” by Veronica L. Gregorio of the National University of Singapore; and “Effect of Music Therapy to the Pain and Anxiety Level Experienced During Childbirth Labor” by Kristine Joy L. Ricafort-Acera of the School of Health Sciences, UP Manila.

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (center) and Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran (first from left) of the UPCWGS with the 2018 UPCWGS research grantees: (from left to right) Kristine Joy L. Ricafort-Acera, Prof. Marla A. Endriga, Prof. Chester C. Arcilla, Veronica L. Gregorio,  Gina Rose L. Chan, Ma. Himaya A. Tamayo-Gutierrez, and Dr. Raymundo R. Pavo at the Research Dissemination Forum on March 20 at ISSI, UP Diliman

UPCWGS organizes Seminar on Urban Farming

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) organized a seminar on Urban Farming for Women and Men of UP on 19 March 2019 at the UPCWGS Conference Room and Courtyard. Resource persons were Lian Janelle DR. Valencia and Jomar O. Tabor of the Agricultural Training Institute, Department of Agriculture. Staff of the various UP Diliman offices and residents of Barangay UP Campus attended the event.

UPCWGS conducts seminar for staff of UP System Administration Offices

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted a Seminar for the Staff of UP System Administration Offices: Gender Sensitivity and UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code of 2017 on 15 March 2019 at the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), UP Diliman. Resource persons were Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles of the UPCWGS and the Department of Women and Development Studies, CSWCD; Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson of the UPCWGS and the Department of Family Life and Child Development, College of Home Economics (CHE); and Atty. Leo D. Battad of the College of Law.

Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson (second row, fifth from right) of the UPCWGS and Atty. Leo D. Battad (second row, center) of the UP College of Law with the participants of the Seminar for the Staff of UP System Administration Offices: Gender Sensitivity and UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code of 2017 on March 15 at CSWCD, UP Diliman

UPCWGS organizes Discussion on a UP SOGIESC Policy

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with UP Babaylan, Babaylanes, Inc.​, and the UP College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) Doctor of Social Development Program, organized a roundtable discussion on the development of a system-wide UP Policy on Equality and Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) entitled, “UP for Equality: Towards a University SOGIESC Policy,” on 14 March 2019 at the Bulwagang Tandang Sora, CSWCD, UP Diliman. The event aims to discuss and identify the elements and framework of the UP SOGIESC Policy.

Panelists were Dr. Cynthia Grace C. Gregorio of the Institute of Chemistry, College of Science (CS), UP Diliman; Dr. Eloisa May P. Hernandez of the Department of Art Studies, College of Arts and Letters (CAL), UP Diliman; John Andrew G. Evangelista of the Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), UP Diliman; Eljay Bernardo of Rainbow Rights Philippines; Claudine Faye M. Tecson of the UP Diliman Psychosocial Services (PsycServ); Dylan Twain Constantino of the UP Diliman University Student Council; Atty. Claire de Leon of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR); Lysander James Montilla Doble of the Department of Psychology, CSSP, UP Diliman; and Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio of the Department of Women and Development Studies, CSWCD, UP Diliman.

UPCWGS Women’s Month Celebration: Schedule of Activities

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) joins the 2019 National Women’s Month celebration with the theme “We Make Change Work for Women.”

Schedule of Activities

March 8 (Friday)
International Women’s Day Summit
Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

March 11-15 (Monday-Friday)
Tiangge sa UPCWGS
UPCWGS Grounds

March 11 (Monday)
Dance Activity
Bulwagang Tandang Sora, UP College of Social Work and Community Development
5:00 PM onwards

March 13 (Wednesday)
International Women’s Month Public Forum 2019
UP School of Statistics New Building
1:30-4:00 PM

March 14 (Thursday)
UP for Equality: Towards a University SOGIESC Policy
Bulwagang Tandang Sora, UP College of Social Work and Community Development
2:30 PM onwards

March 15 (Friday)
GST for UP System Administration Offices
Seminar Room, UP College of Social Work and Community Development
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Zumbabae
UPCWGS Parking Lot
5:30 PM onwards

March 19 (Tuesday)
Urban Farming for Women and Men of UP
UPCWGS
1:00 PM onwards

March 20 (Wednesday)
UPCWGS Research Dissemination Forum
Room 300, UP Institute for Small-Scale Industries
1:00 PM onwards

March 28 (Thursday)
Kilos 3K: Kababaihan, Kalusugan, Kaunlaran!
UPCWGS
1:00 PM onwards

March 29 (Friday)
Narratives of Women Artists: When is Empowering Women truly Empowering?
UPCWGS Conference Room
2:00 PM onwards

All events (except for the GST for UP System Administration Offices) are free and open to the public.

For inquiries, please call (+632) 9206950 or email [email protected]

UPCWGS holds second 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, and Certified-Edu.net, held the second Course Program (Feminist and Gender Transformative Governance, Leadership, and Development) of the Angat Bayi Political Empowerment Fellowship on 7-9 February 2019 at Villa Caceres Hotel, Naga City, Camarines Sur.

Resource persons were Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio of the UP College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD); Mayor Cielo Krisel Lagman-Luistro of Tabaco City, Albay; Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles of the UPCWGS and the Department of Women and Development Studies, CSWCD; Dr. Carolyn I. Sobritchea of the UPCWSFI and the UP Asian Center; Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo; and Representative Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba of District I, Bukidnon.

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, first from right), Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran (first from left), and Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson (first from right) of the UPCWGS with (seated, from left to right) UPCWSFI Vice President Carolyn I. Sobritchea, CSWCD Dean Sylvia Estrada-Claudio, and Tabaco City Mayor Cielo Krisel Lagman-Luistro and the first batch of fellows of the Angat Bayi Political Empowerment Fellowship on February 7 at Villa Caceres Hotel, Naga City, Camarines Sur

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]

Call for Papers: Gender and Populism in the Global South

Review of Women’s Studies Special Issue (Volume XXIX)

Special issue editors

  • Veronica Gregorio (National University of Singapore)
  • Cleve Arguelles (Australian National University)

About the special issue

The rise of populist forces has brought with it a particularly gendered rhetoric that invokes patriarchal norms that attacks women and other gender minorities. This manifests worldwide but most especially in the global south. In the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte’s assumption to the presidency is coupled with frequent articulation of misogynistic and sexist discourses in public. In Hungary and Poland, populist parties in power have continuously attempted publicly denounce the “gender ideology”. In many places, populism has rolled back progress on gender rights and issues although women and feminist groups like #BabaeAko did not take all of it sitting down. This special issue of the Review of Women’s Studies on gender and populism seeks to understand how women and the LGBTQ+ communities are faring in populist times. Although populism studies have recently picked up, the relationship between gender and populism remain understudied. As such, the aim of the special issue is to analyze how gendered populism and populist politics challenge and/or reinforce hegemonic gender norms. Since most scholarly research on gender and populism focuses on North America and Western Europe, studies that relate to cases from the global south are especially welcome. This special issue accepts scholarly articles and forms of creative work that can be printed from academics, activists, journalists, advocates, and all those whose works relate to the theme. In particular, those who are working on the following topics are especially invited to contribute:

  • What forms of resistance to populism are emerging? How are women’s and other gender movements tackling the populist challenge?
  • What can gender theories contribute to analyzing and responding to populism? How is this meaningful to research and activism in diverse global south contexts?
  • How are gender norms invoked in populist campaigns and mobilizations? How is the trend of gendered populist rhetoric manifest across the global south?
  • How can we explain women and other gender minorities who embrace, instead of reject, populist rule? What lessons can be drawn from the female and LGBTQ+ populist publics?

About the journal

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 issues and concerns affecting the lives of women, seen from the analytical perspectives of different disciplines, may be exchanged. It encourages and seeks to publish research that employ feminist methodologies and that adhere to the principles of feminist research, bearing in mind the intersectionality of gender, class, religion, age, and education.

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 articulate their experiences are equally welcome.

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

Submission instructions

  1. Articles must demonstrate a high degree of scholarship, and will undergo a process of review and approval by the special issue editors, the RWS editorial board and by selected 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 have not 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 or less. When articles include graphs and tables, the maximum should not exceed 50 manuscript pages. All articles must be submitted in the Microsoft Word .doc/.docx format. The following specifications must be followed as well:
    • Articles should be formatted in A4 paper size.
    • Margins should be 1 inch for all sides.
    • 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, email address, and contact 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 edition) 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.
  7. Articles and other submissions that do not comply with the guidelines will be automatically returned to the author without comments.

All submissions and inquires must be directed to the special issue editors Veronica Gregorio ([email protected]) or Cleve Arguelles ([email protected]) with “RWS Gender and Populism” in the email subject heading.

Timeline

  • Submission deadline for the full paper & other submission types is 28 February 2019
  • Target publication date is December 2019

UPCWGS joins Lantern Parade

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) joined UP Diliman’s annual Lantern Parade on 14 December 2018 at the Academic Oval, UP Diliman. This year’s theme is “Paglaot, Pagdaong.”

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (right) and Dr. Carolyn I. Sobritchea (third from left) with the staff of the UPCWGS and the Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC) at the Lantern Parade on December 14
The UPCWGS lantern

UPCWGS launches Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXVIII

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) launched its latest journal, the Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXVIII, on 13 December 2018 at the UPCWGS Conference Room.

The Review of Women’s Studies (RWS) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the UPCWGS. The journal serves as a forum where ideas on issues and concerns affecting the lives of women, seen from the analytical perspectives of different disciplines, may be exchanged. It encourages and seeks to publish research that employ feminist methodologies and that adhere to the principles of feminist research, bearing in mind the intersectionality of gender, class, religion, age, and education.

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (third from left) and Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran (first from right) of the UPCWGS with the Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXVIII contributors: (from left to right) Dr. Praksis A. Miranda, Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson, Veronica Gregorio, Jesusa C. Francisco, and Dr. Rowena A. Laguilles-Timog at the journal launch on December 13

This year’s UPCWGS anniversary theme is “#KabogAt30: Trailblazing in Equity and Equality.”

UPCWGS holds Anniversary Night

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) held an Anniversary Night on 12 December 2018 at the Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman. This year’s anniversary theme is “#KabogAt30: Trailblazing in Equity and Equality.”

The UPCWGS officials and staff at the Anniversary Night on December 12 at Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman