The UP Board of Regents (BOR) approved the UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code on its 1324th Meeting on 26 January 2017. In line with this, the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted an Orientation-Seminar on the Newly BOR-Approved UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code on 20 June 2017 at the Sotero Baluyot Lee Room (Room 302), Institute for Small-Scale Industries (ISSI), UP Diliman to ensure an effective and harmonized implementation of the Code across the UP System. Resource person for the orientation-seminar was Atty. Leo D. Battad, Associate Professor of the UP College of Law and Member of the Committee to Create the Final UP System Draft of the UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code. The event was attended by the directors and coordinators of the gender centers and programs and the Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment (OASH) of the UP constituent universities.
In celebration of National Women’s Month, the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) held Rampahan: Redefining Byukon on 29 March 2017 at the Malcolm Hall Theater, College of Law, UP Diliman.
The event aims to redefine society’s definition of “beauty” from one that is focused on the physical aspect to one that gives more importance to a person’s contribution to society. It highlights women’s heroism by presenting 12 Filipino women from different fields and periods in Philippine history: Bai Bibyaon Ligkayan Bigkay, Melchora “Tandang Sora” Aquino, Recca Monte, Maita Gomez, Lorena Barros, Liliosa Hilao, Teresa Magbanwa, Gabriela “La Generala” Silang, Gregoria “Oryang” de Jesus, Narcisa Paguibitan, Salud Algabre, and Remedios “Liwayway” Gomez-Paraiso.
To further provide technical assistance and feedback on the initial submission of the 2018 Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget of the University of the Philippines (UP), the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) organized a special technical meeting and feedback seminar for the inter-constituent university (CU) coordinating committee on 25 February 2017 at the UPCWGS Conference Room.
During the technical meeting and feedback seminar, which was attended by the directors and coordinators of the gender offices and programs of the CUs, Ms. Reina P. Olivar, GAD planning and budgeting expert, reviewed the UP System 2017-2018 GAD Plan and Budget and 2016 GAD Accomplishment Reports. She also discussed how to accomplish the GAD Plan and Budget and the GAD Accomplishment Report templates. The initial 2018 GAD Plan and Budget of the CUs were revised by the participants and will be submitted on or before the new 3 March 2017 deadline to the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW).
The special technical meeting and feedback seminar is part of the Center’s capacity-building activities to further enhance the preparation and crafting skills of the UP personnel tasked to prepare the University’s Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget.
As part of its research dissemination efforts, the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) held a Presentation and Validation of Results of Research Project: An Analysis of Gender Sensitive Child Day Care Centers towards the Creation of Guidelines in Developing Child Day Care Centers that are Gender Responsive on 8 December 2016 at the UPCWGS Conference Room. The research team, composed of Ma. Himaya Tamayo-Gutierrez of the UPCWGS, Sunshine Mandac of the Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC), and Laniza Lacsamana of the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI), presented the results of their research project to an audience which includes employees of different government agencies and non-governmental organizations with day care centers.
The research study, An Analysis of Gender Sensitive Child Day Care Centers towards the Creation of Guidelines in Developing Child Day Care Centers that are Gender Responsive, aims to:
- Map existing child day care centers in the country as represented by those in the National Capital Region (Manila), Luzon (Los Baños), Visayas (Iloilo), and Mindanao (Davao);
- Identify gender-responsive child day care centers in each area by looking at its VMG, principles espoused, policies, strategies and approaches, programs, curriculum, educational materials, language, staffing, and infrastructure;
- Describe best practices of child day care centers in the project sites following international standards and their potential for being gender-responsive; and
- Draft guidelines and a checklist in developing a gender-responsive child day care center.
The proposed guidelines will be based on the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) and the Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) for Project Development, Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation to engender governance. The PCW guidelines include a general GAD checklist for education projects but have no specific section on child day care centers. The study hopes to fill that gap and add on to existing assessment tools that could facilitate the integration of gender in learning institutions.
Gender Sensitivity Training
Reformation Lecture on Gender and Church
16 Nobyembre 2016, Union Theological Seminary
Mga Dumalo: 100+
“Iba’t ibang Tauhan sa Makabagong Lipunan” A Gender Sensitivity Forum 19 Setyembre 2016, University of the East-Caloocan (UE-Caloocan) Mga Dumalo: 100+ (mga babae at lalaki)
“KASARIAN: Triggered” A Gender Sensitivity Forum
22 Setyembre 2016, University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) Mga Dumalo: 221 (121 ang mga babae; 101 ang mga lalaki)
“#EndENDO: Talakayan Tungkol sa Kababaihang Kontra-Kontraktuwalisasyon” 12 Disyembre 2016, UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Mga Dumalo: 37 katao
“#RememberJennifer: Ang Pagpapatuloy ng Panawagan para sa Katarungan”
A weeklong commemoration of Jennifer Laude’s 2nd Year Death Anniversary
Sticker campaign, room-to-room discussions, and forum on LGBT hate crime, gender-based violence, prostitution, militarization, and GPH-USA Visiting Forces Agreement
10-14 Oktubre 2016, UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
Mga Dumalo: 30+
“Bahaginan at Talakayan 1: Kasarian sa Agham & Teolohiya”
(Presentasyon ng Manuskrito ng Modyul)
Gender Sensitivity Trainers’ Training
21 Hulyo 2016, UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, Quezon City
“Imbiyerna sa Diskriminasyon: Talakayan Hinggil sa Iba’t Ibang Kaapihang Nararanasan ng LGBT sa Pilipinas”
Forum on Forms of Discrimination against LGBT in the Philippines
16 Mayo 2016, UP College of Mass Communication, Quezon City
Mga Dumalo: 42
Awareness-Raising Activities / Cultural Activities
“Poot ni Mebuyen!” Lantern Parade Activity 16 Disyembre 2016, UP Academic Oval Mga Kasali: 50+
“#RememberJennifer: Ang Pagpapatuloy ng Panawagan para sa Katarungan” Room-To-Room Discussions, Sticker Campaign, and Lightning Plays
11 Oktubre 2016, Palma & Melchor Hall
Kabuuang bilang ng mga estudyanteng nakinig/nanood: 534
“Benchmark Study Tour on Social Work”
University Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia)
7 Oktubre 2016, UPCWGS Conference Room
Mga Bisitang Binigyan ng Oryentasyon: 26
“Sa Madaling Salita: Talakayan sa Wika at Bansa”
A week-long special radio program about language, culture, and society
Aired at DZUP 1602 (the official radio station of University of the Philippines Diliman) for the celebration of ‘Buwan ng Wika’
23-26 Agosto 2016, DZUP 1602, UP Diliman, Quezon City
“Para(!) sa Lahat: Sa Pag-arangkada para sa Karapatan, Dapat Walang Naiiwan”
PRIDE Sticker Campaign for UP Campus Jeepney Drivers
23 Hunyo 2016, Quezon Hall Lobby, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Mga Dumalo: 50+
“Training on Harmonized GAD Guidelines and Writeshop to Integrate GAD in UP Program Design Documents”
Training on GAD Perspective in Planning Activities and Proposing Budget Plan
27-28 Oktubre 2016, Consunji Room, 2nd Floor, Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Mga Dumalo: 41
Kalembang Kontra Bang-Bang!
Cultural activity to End All Forms of Human Rights Violations
23 Setyembre 2016, UP Carillon Tower
Mga Dumalo: 65+ (65 lamang ang rehistrado)
Research Data Collection (Mayo-Disyembre 2016)
Gender-Disaggregated Data Collection of Violence Against Women Cases from:
a. PNP Women and Children Protection Center
b. UP Diliman Gender Office
d. Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment
e. ARMM Commission on Human Rights
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.