Category Archives: Announcements

UPCWGS welcomes new Deputy Director for Research and Publication

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) welcomes Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran as its new Deputy Director for Research and Publication starting 1 June 2018. Dr. Villaceran is a professor at the Department of English and Comparative Literature in the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She has a BA and MA in Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines and was conferred a PhD in Sociology by La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. She teaches and writes creative nonfiction and her research interests are gender and migration.

The new UPCWGS logo

The logo features elements that emanate from a center, representing the UPCWGS, and the ten gender offices of the CUs and campuses. All energize and propel the women’s and gender agenda in the University and society.

The logo also symbolizes the diversity of SOGIE through the hues that represent the LGBTQIA+ movement.

The purple interior shape is a recognition that the establishment of the Center was borne out of the efforts of feminists and advocates from the women’s movement.

Artists: Tez Cruz and Geia de la Peña

UPCWGS welcomes new director

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) welcomes Dr. Nathalie Lourdes A. Verceles as its new director starting 1 March 2018. Dr. Verceles is Assistant Professor at the Department of Women and Development Studies (DWDS) in the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), UP Diliman. She has previously served as Chairperson of the DWDS (2013-2016) and Director of the Doctor of Social Development Program of the CSWCD (2017).

Dr. Verceles earned her Doctorate in Social Development (2014), MA in Women and Development Studies (2003), and BA in Philosophy (1987) from UP Diliman. She also has a BSc (Honours) in Economics (1990) from the University of London. She has published and presented numerous papers on feminist economics.

Call for Entries: Virginia Benitez Licuanan Award in History Writing – Essay Writing Contest

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Call for Entries                                                                                                       Virginia Benitez Licuanan Award in History Writing                         Essay Writing Contest

Description:

The Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings (ALiWW) announces the launch of the Virginia Benitez Licuanan Award in History Writing in celebration of the 100th birth anniversary of Virginia Benitez Licuanan – writer, editor, and educator.

Established through the generosity of Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan and Mr. Francisco H. Licuanan III to honor their mother, the award seeks to widen the space for histories written by women by encouraging the production of historical writings by local Filipina authors:

  • who exhibit good scholarship,
  • whose writings are accessible to a general audience, and
  • who present original perspectives on relevant historical topics.

The theme for this year is “WOMEN IN PHILIPPINE HISTORY.” Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Notable women in Philippine History (whether as an individual, group, or community)
  • Women in the context of cultural history, political history, social history, regional or local history, personal or family history

Virginia Benitez Licuanan Award in History Writing Contest Rules

Virginia Benitez Licuanan Award in History Writing Official Entry Form

UP Symposium: Gender Politics in Our Time

UP Symposium on Gender Politics in Our Time

07-08 December 2017

The UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies cordially invites you to participate in the inaugural “UP Symposium on Gender Politics in Our Time” to be held at the National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED) Auditorium, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City on 07-08 December 2017.

This initial symposium ushers in the 30th anniversary of the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies in 2018 and aims to provide a venue to examine, discuss, debate, and reflect on the gender issues of our time. It will focus 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.

The keynote address of this inaugural symposium will be delivered by Neferti X. M. Tadiar (UPD, AB’85), Professor of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Barnard College, USA. Panel presentations will cover themes such as Gender Politics in the Academy; Gender Mainstreaming and University Extension Programs; Gender Research; Interrogating GAD Methods and Mechanisms; Exploring Gender and Populism(s) in Contemporary Time, and; Gender Politics, Language, and the #hashtag.

Venue: National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED), Quirino Avenue cor Velasquez Street, UP Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines

UP DGO releases Monograph on Divorce in the Philippines

The University of the Philippines Diliman Gender Office (UP DGO) has recently published the UP DGO Monograph Series No. 2 (September 2017). Written by Atty. Alnie G. Foja of the UP DGO and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), “Reintroducing Absolute Divorce in the Philippines and Thoughts on the Divorce Bill” discusses the history of divorce as part of Philippine legislation and the provisions of the Divorce Bill pending in Congress.

Before its publication, the paper was presented by Atty. Foja to the Political Science 100 Class of the Ateneo de Manila University on 30 September 2011 and the UP DGO Roundtable Discussion on 10 March 2017.

Rampahan: Redefining Byukon

Ipinagdiriwang ngayong Marso ang Buwan ng Kababaihan bilang paggunita sa makabuluhang ambag ng mga babae sa paghubog ng kasaysayan ng pakikipaglaban para sa makataong paggawa, pagkakapantay-pantay ng mga kasarian, at maging sa panawagan para sa kapayapaan. Sa kabila ng mga ito, nananatiling nakakahon ang kanilang imahen sa homodyenisado at komersiyalisadong pamantayan ng kanluraning kagandahan na nagsasantabi sa halaga ng kababaihan sa larangan ng produksiyon, politika, at kalinangan.

Kaya naman ngayon taon, ilulungsad ng UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) ang “RAMPAHAN: Redefining Byukon.” Layunin nitong patampukin ang kabayanihan bilang kagandahan sa pamamagitan ng pagtatanghal at pagrampa ng labindalawang bayani mula sa iba’t ibang larangan at yugto ng kasaysayan. Simbolong mag-uugnay ang rampa sa kababaihan ng nakaraan at kasalukuyan para sa mga panawagan at adbokasiyang makatwiran at napapanahon hanggang ngayon. Sa ganitong paraan ay naisasabuhay at nabibigyan ng ibang perspektiba ang kagandahan nang hindi nakasandig sa pisikal na anyo kundi sa makabuluhang pag-aambag ng tao sa kaniyang komunidad. Halina’t tunghayan ang pagrampa ng ating mga bayaning byukonera ngayong 29 Marso 2017, 4:00-6:00 n.h. sa Malcolm Hall Theater, College of Law, UP Diliman!

Para sa mga tanong at paglilinaw, mangyaring makipag-ugnayan kay Bb. Ardis, Bb. Dhang, at/o Jown sa 920-6950 o 981-8500 loc. 4226.

MGA BAYANING RARAMPA
1. Bai Bibyaon Ligkayan Bigkay (Katutubo)
2. Melchora “Tandang Sora” Aquino (Senior Citizen)
3. Recca Monte (Engineer)
4. Maita Gomez (Beauty Queen turned mandirigma)
5. Lorena Barros (Estudyante)
6. Liliosa Hilao (Estudyante)
7. Teresa Magbanwa (Guro)
8. Gabriela “La Generala” Silang (Mandirigma)
9. Gregoria “Oryang” de Jesus (Katipunera)
10. Narcisa Paguibitan (Anakpawis, Manggagawa)
11. Salud Algabre (Magsasaka, Sakdalista)
12. Remedios “Liwayway” Gomez-Paraiso (HUK, Okupasyon ng mga Hapon)

[By Prof. Bernadette V. Neri]