University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
(UPCWGS) and the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc.
(UPCWSFI) are opening the call for nominations for the Batch 3 of the
Bayi Women’s Political Empowerment Fellowship
(AB PEF). Angat Bayi recognizes the fundamental value of women’s
political participation in achieving women’s empowerment and national
The program will
select 30 women elected leaders (10 from NCR and Luzon, 10 from
Visayas, and 10 from Mindanao) who will attend an intensive and
exclusive series of online courses designed and customized
specifically for them. The course will run for a period of one year.
are women or trans women occupying the post of Mayor, Vice Mayor,
Councilor, or Provincial Board Member in any city or municipality in
the country, and who intend to run for another term or for a higher
position. They must be committed to the following values:
inclusive, rights-based, and good governance;
building and protection of democratic institutions and processes; and
development of active citizenship among their constituency.
Nominees must also
agree to their nomination.
citizen can nominate qualified women elected leaders by completing
the application form (to be answered by the nominee) with the
following requirements below through:
Short essay of the nominee (maximum of one page) on why she wants and deserves to join the Angat Bayi Fellowship program
Curriculum Vitae of the candidate
nominations is on 31 January 2021 (Sunday), 11:59 PM
Bayi Fellows 2021-2022 will be contacted through the details provided
once the results of the application have been finalized.
The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and Lunas Collective, in partnership with Oxfam, Global Affairs Canada, Sexual Health and Empowerment (SHE), Julienne Gregorio Photography, the Feminist Media Lab (FEMMELAB), and the Art Ventures and Advocacy Network (ART VAN), continue with the discussion series, “Conversations through Art (CTA): Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation,” with documentary photographer Rosem Morton. She will share her survivor journey and lead an art and photography workshop to help victim-survivors take the first step towards justice, healing, and empowerment. The eighth session of the series, Telling My Story without Words, will be held on 12 December 2020 (Saturday), 10:00 AM via Zoom and Facebook Live.
CTA is an initiative by artists, advocacy builders, social
workers, and those in the helping professions to collectively promote
arts for social change. Envisioned as a series wherein various
creative modalities are highlighted in each session, the invited
resource speakers will be individuals from different parts of the
world who are making contributions to the establishment of the
expressive arts practice or use specific creative modalities for
personal-professional, community, and sectoral development.
A Webinar on the Intersectional Impact of Gender-Based Violence in the Time of COVID-19
As part of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) invites you to Gender-Based Violence: The Shadow Pandemic, a webinar on the intersectional manifestations and impacts of gender-based violence. Join us on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2020 (Thursday), 2:00-4:00 PM via Zoom.
As we near nine months of lockdown, it has been made clear that social and gender inequalities that existed before have only been exacerbated. Gender-based violence (GBV), which is rooted in gender inequality and power imbalances caused by socialized gender norms and practices, is a pervasive human rights violation that manifests in many different forms and can be inflicted as physical, sexual, mental, or economic harm. Due to it being ingrained in social norms, it is often unquestioned and therefore difficult to prevent and end. This webinar aims to highlight how GBV manifests in different ways such as domestic violence; online sexual harassment; the lack of access to sexual and reproductive health services; trafficking; early, forced, or child marriage; and state-sponsored violence, among others. It also seeks to feature the work of advocates and organizations who work tirelessly to end this social ill. In emphasizing how this is an insidious social problem, it is hoped that the webinar serves as a platform to advance the call to action to end violence against women and GBV.
With the numerous extensions of lockdown and community quarantine, child exploitation cases have soared in the Philippines. The shift from the traditional to online learning opens another realm for predators to feast on our children.
As part of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) will hold a webinar on Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children (OSAEC) for Teachers and School Administrators.
Join us on 2 December 2020 (Wednesday) at 3:00 PM via Zoom and learn more on OSAEC. Certificate of Participation will be provided.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the first day of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence.
The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) will be featuring stories to highlight how GBV manifests in society and how advocates and organizations tirelessly fight against this insidious social issue.
The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) invites everyone to the UPCWGS Research Dissemination Forum on 30 October 2020 (Friday), 1:30-4:00 PM via Zoom. Featuring the research projects of our 2019 Research Grantees, this event is the second session of the series, “Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge.”
A Comparative Analysis of the Origins of the Feminist Movement in the Philippines and Thailand by Mary Dorothy DL. Jose and Ma. Rita Lourdes A. Alfaro
Guns and Bruises: Hypermasculinity and Police’ Involvement in Gender-Based Violence by Lucia P. Tangi
Defying Gravity and Conventions: An Exploratory Study on the Demographic and Motivation Profiles of Pole Dance Enthusiasts in Metro Manila, Philippines (and Their Stereotyped Social Perception vs. Self-Concept) by Adrienne Sheryl Rose L. Maguddayao and Maria Angelica D. Abad
Health and Well-being of Maturing Tomboys in Mountain Province by Jennifer Curry Josef
Filipina Social Media Influencers and Young Women’s Meaning-making: Everyday Womanhood and Citizenship by Cleve V. Arguelles and Veronica L. Gregorio