Category Archives: Events

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 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

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 joins Lantern Parade

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) joined UP Diliman’s annual Lantern Parade on 15 December 2017 at the Academic Oval, UP Diliman. This year’s theme is “UP Diliman: Paaralan, Palaruan.”

Dr. Odine Maria M. de Guzman with the staff of the UPCWGS and the Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC) at the Lantern Parade on December 15

UPCWGS Statement for the 2017 Lantern Parade

Every child has the right to education. By putting our children in school, we can work towards ending the cycle of poverty. It is also through education that we can pave the way to a more gender-fair society. The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies calls for the right to education for all Filipino children. It also insists on making the University a safe space that is free from gender-based harassment and violence – a place where everyone can freely develop into being the best versions of themselves.​

UPCWGS holds Parangal/Gedenkschrift in Honor of Dr. Thelma B. Kintanar

In honor of Dr. Thelma B. Kintanar, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) held a Parangal/Gedenkschrift on 8 December 2017 at the National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED), UP Diliman.

Parangal/Gedenkschrift in honor of Dr. Thelma B. Kintanar on December 8 at NISMED, UP Diliman

Dr. Kintanar was Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at UP Diliman. She received her BA degree from UP Diliman, MA from Northwestern University and PhD from Stanford University. She has served as Research Associate at the East-West Center, Hawaii (1970-71); as Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore (1983-85); as Visiting Professor at Silpakorn University, Thailand (1984); and as Visiting Scholar at the University of Sussex, England (1997). A recipient of the Fulbright-Smith Mundt and Rockefeller scholarships and the Southeast Asian Research Program fellowship, Dr. Kintanar has published numerous books and articles in the fields of Southeast Asian literature, women’s studies, literary translation and the arts. Her work has earned her various awards, including one for Achievement in the Humanities from the National Research Council of the Philippines in 1998. In 2003, she was chosen Outstanding Alumni in the Arts and Sciences (Literature) by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA).

Dr. Kintanar was one of the founders of the University Center for Women’s Studies (later University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies), serving as its Coordinator (later Deputy Director) for Research and Publication from 1989 to 1997. She was also the founding editor of the Review of Women’s Studies, the Center’s academic journal, editing 10 issues from 1990 to 1996.

UPCWGS conducts UP Symposium on Gender Politics in Our Time

As it ushers in its 30th anniversary in 2018, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted the UP Symposium on Gender Politics in Our Time on 7-8 December 2017 at the National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED), UP Diliman.

The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Neferti Xina M. Tadiar of Barnard College, Columbia University. Panel presentations covered themes on Gender Politics in the Academy, Gender in Academic Functions: Governance, Gender in Academic Functions: Research, Gender in Academic Functions: Curriculum, Gender in Academic Functions: Curriculum and Research, and Exploring Gender and Populism(s) in Contemporary Time.

Speakers were Dr. Ma. Theresa T. Payongayong of the Department of Philosophy, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), UP Diliman; Dr. J. Neil C. Garcia of the Department of English and Comparative Literature (DECL), College of Arts and Letters (CAL), UP Diliman; Dr. Zenaida Q. Reyes of the College of Graduate Studies and Teacher Education Research, Philippine Normal University (PNU); Mae Lin Jiwani L. Lactaoen of the Center for Women and Gender Studies, UP Manila; Prof. Maria Aurora Teresita W. Tabada of the Institute for Strategic Research and Development Studies (ISRDS), Visayas State University (VSU), Leyte; Prof. Rosalyn R. Echem of the Gender Research and Resource Center, Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), Zamboanga City; Dr. Nathalie A. Verceles of the Department of Women and Development Studies (DWDS), College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), UP Diliman, Dr. Melissa DL. Amosco of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UP Manila-Philippine General Hospital (PGH); Dr. Raymundo R. Pavo of the Department of Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, UP Mindanao; Dr. Anthony GH. Cordero of the Community Health and Development Program, UP Manila; Prof. Rameses A. De Jesus of the Office of Gender Concerns, UP Open University (UPOU); Prof. Aileen Paguntalan-Mijares of the Department of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), UP Los Baños (UPLB); Dr. Nancy Kimuell-Gabriel of the UP Diliman Gender Office (DGO) and the Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas (DFPP), CAL, UP Diliman; and Dr. Jean Encinas-Franco of the Department of Political Science, CSSP, UP Diliman.

Dr. Odine Maria M. de Guzman (seated front row, third from right) of the UPCWGS with the speakers and participants of the UP Symposium on Gender Politics in Our Time on December 8 at NISMED, UP Diliman

The symposium aims to provide a venue to examine, discuss, debate, and reflect on the gender issues of our time. It focuses on the contributions of contemporary scholarship in gender and women’s studies to our understanding of gender politics and its critical intersections with power in all levels and aspects of our lived realities.

UPCWGS conducts Training-Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in the University

As part of its extension program on gender, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted a Training-Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in the University on 5-6 December 2017 at the National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED), UP Diliman. Resource persons for the training-workshop were Dr. Nancy Kimuell-Gabriel of the UP Diliman Gender Office (DGO), Leonida A. dela Cruz of the UP College of Mass Communication (CMC), Prof. Josephine Gabriel-Banaag of the UP College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), Dr. Teresa Paula S. De Luna of the UP Diliman Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment (OASH), Dr. Neferti Xina M. Tadiar of Barnard College, Columbia University, and Dr. Raymundo R. Pavo of UP Mindanao. Administrators and faculty members of the various state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the country attended the event.

Dr. Neferti Xina M. Tadiar (fifth from left) with Dr. Odine Maria M. de Guzman (fifth from right) of the UPCWGS and the participants of the Training-Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in the University on December 6 at NISMED, UP Diliman

The training-workshop aims to provide an orientation-seminar on gender through the experience of mainstreaming gender in different academic functions and programs, and to develop the skills of the participants in mainstreaming gender in selected aspects of four functions of the university, namely, administration, curriculum, research, and extension programs.

UPCWGS organizes Gender Reading Group

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) organized its first Gender Reading Group, “Methods: Discourses and Practices,” on 5 December 2017 at the National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED), UP Diliman. Facilitators of the reading group discussion were Dr. Neferti Xina M. Tadiar of Barnard College, Columbia University and Prof. Maria Dulce F. Natividad of the Asian Center, UP Diliman.

Dr. Neferti Xina M. Tadiar (seventh from left) with the participants of the Gender Reading Group – Methods: Discourses and Practices on December 5 at NISMED, UP Diliman
Prof. Maria Dulce F. Natividad (center) with Dr. Odine Maria M. de Guzman (fourth from left) of the UPCWGS and the participants of the Gender Reading Group – Methods: Discourses and Practices on December 5 at NISMED, UP Diliman