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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

UPCWGS holds Dakila Awards

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI), held the Dakila Awards on 12 December 2018 at the Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman. The Dakila Awards are given to the most deserving individuals in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The recipients of the Dakila Awards for 2018 are Dr. Rhodora M. Bucoy, Dr. Junice Lirza D. Melgar, and Emmeline L. Verzosa for Feminist Activism in Public Service; Dr. Sylvia E. Claudio, and Dr. Grace J. Alfonso for Feminist Activism in the Academe; and Loretta Ann P. Rosales and Aida F. Santos-Maranan for Advocacy and Feminist Activism.

The recipients of the 2018 Dakila Awards: Aida F. Santos-Maranan (seated), (from left to right) Dr. Rhodora M. Bucoy, Dr. Sylvia E. Claudio, Loretta Ann P. Rosales, Dr. Grace J. Alfonso, Emmeline L. Verzosa, and Dr. Junice Lirza D. Melgar on December 12 at Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman

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

UPCWGS organizes Participatory Video Showcase

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) organized a Participatory Video Showcase on 11 December 2018 at the UPCWGS Computer Lab. The videos shown during the event were created by the participants of the Center’s Participatory Video Training held last August 6-10, namely the members and staff of the Samahan ng mga Manininda sa UP Campus, Inc. (SMUPCI) (“Tindahan: Kasaysayan at Buhay ng UP Manininda”), the Barangay UP Campus Family and Community Healing Center (FCHC) (“Family and Community Healing Center, Barangay UP Campus”), the Women with Disability taking Action on REproductive and Sexual Health (W-DARE) (“Ang Pangarap ni Michelle”), and GALANG Philippines (“Loud and Proud”).

Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson (seated, second from right), Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran (seated, third from right), and Laniza R. Lacsamana (seated, first from right) of the UPCWGS with the attendees of the Participatory Video Showcase on December 11

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

UPCWGS organizes Zumbabae

To jumpstart its 30th anniversary week celebration, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) organized Zumbabae: Patuloy na Pakikipaglaban para sa Karapatang Pantao on 10 December 2018 at the UPCWGS Parking Lot. The event coincided with Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly.

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

The UPCWGS officials and staff with the participants of Zumbabae: Patuloy na Pakikipaglaban para sa Karapatang Pantao on December 10

UPCWGS Anniversary Week: Schedule of Activities

For its 30th anniversary, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) will be holding a week-long celebration on 10-14 December 2018 with the theme “#KabogAt30: Trailblazing in Equity and Equality.”

December 10-14 (Monday-Friday)
UPCWGS & UPCWSFI Book Sale and Tiangge sa UPCWGS
UPCWGS Grounds

December 10 (Monday)
Zumbabae: Patuloy na Pakikipaglaban para sa Karapatang Pantao
UPCWGS Parking Lot
5:00 PM onwards

December 11 (Tuesday)
Participatory Video Showcase
UPCWGS Computer Lab
2:00-5:00 PM

December 12 (Wednesday)
Dakila Awards
Balay Kalinaw
3:00-5:00 PM

UPCWGS Anniversary Night
Balay Kalinaw
5:00-9:00 PM

December 13 (Thursday)
Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXVIII Journal Launch
UPCWGS Conference Room
2:00-4:00 PM

The Zumbabae, the Participatory Video Showcase, and the Book Sale and Tiangge are open to the public while the Dakila Awards, the UPCWGS Anniversary Night, and the RWS Volume XXVIII Journal Launch are closed events.

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

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