UPCWGS and SCP launch Gender Equality Toolkit for Early Childhood Educators and Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXIX, Number 1

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and Save the Children Philippines (SCP) launched the Gender Equality Toolkit for Early Childhood Educators and the Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXIX, Number 1 on 12 December 2019 at the Vargas Museum, UP Diliman.


Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (right) of the UPCWGS with the Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXIX, Number 1 contributors, Celinne Charmaigne A. Guevara (left) and Ara Marie Leal R. Rodriguez (center) at the journal launch on December 12 at Vargas Museum, UP Diliman

Book Launch: Gender Equality Toolkit for Early Childhood Educators and Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXIX, Number 1

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and Save the Children Philippines (SCP) will launch the Gender Equality Toolkit for Early Childhood Educators and the Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXIX, Number 1 on 12 December 2019 (Thursday), 3:00 PM at the Vargas Museum, UP Diliman. 

UPCWGS conducts Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting for LGUs

As part of its Extramural Program, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), together with the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI), conducted Are We Gender-Responsive Enough? Making the GAD Plan Work for LGU (Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting for LGU) on 25-28 November 2019 at the Benitez Hall, Alumni Center, UP Diliman. Resource persons were Dr. Excelsa C. Tongson, Deputy Director for Training, Outreach, and Extension of the UPCWGS; Dr. Carolyn I. Sobritchea, former Director of the UPCWGS; and Gichelle A. Cruz, member of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) National Gender and Development (GAD) Resource Pool.

Dr. Excelsa C. Tongson (first row, center) of the UPCWGS and Gichelle A. Cruz (first row, second from left) with the participants of Are We Gender-Responsive Enough? Making the GAD Plan Work for LGU (Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting for LGU) on November 28 at Benitez Hall, Alumni Center, UP Diliman

The seminar-workshop aims to capacitate and enhance the skills of the participants from the local government units (LGUs) in preparing the GAD Plan and Budget Report (PB) and the GAD Accomplishment Report (AR) that all government offices are mandated to submit yearly to the PCW, the Commission on Audit (COA), and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). An orientation in crafting the GAD Agenda, which “shall be the basis for the annual formulation of programs, activities and projects (PAPs) to be included in the GPBs of agencies,” was also included.

[With a report from Laniza R. Lacsamana]

UPCWGS organizes fourth session of Conversations through Art series

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) organized the fourth session of the discussion series, “Conversations through Art: Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation,” on 25 November 2019 at the UPCWGS Grounds.

The fourth session of the series, Stillness in Motion: A Meditative Movement Experience, featured movement artist Rina Angela Corpus who led a workshop that is based on the principles of Raja yoga, an open-eyed meditation, and Qigong, an ancient energy exercise with focus on mindfulness and slow, flowing movements.

Rina Angela Corpus with the participants of Stillness in Motion: A Meditative Movement Experience on November 25

Conversations through Art 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.

Call for Research Proposals: 2020 UPCWGS Research Grant

[NOTE: The deadline for submission of research proposals for the 2020 UPCWGS Research Grant is extended until 30 November 2019.]

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is now accepting proposals for its 2020 UPCWGS Research Grant.

The grant seeks to fund cutting-edge research on women and gender in the Philippines and the ASEAN region. This is open to both UP and non-UP researchers.

The UPCWGS will award funding of up to PhP200,000 to five (5) research projects on women and gender in the Philippines and the ASEAN region. Project duration should be within a six-month period, with an estimated start by March 2020.

Proposals should follow the format indicated in the PROJECT PROPOSAL TEMPLATE (https://drive.google.com/…/134CQ0_ApDCXHc0GcLGe4IlgPE…/view…) and use this CHECKLIST (https://drive.google.com/…/1w1Mt9SQ-i5zY5YLH9ynRaCKxg…/view…) for formulating their budget. Submissions should also include a proof of application for an ethics clearance if research poses more than minimal risk* to human participants (in health and development research) and for research involving sectors that are marginalized or disadvantaged by virtue of their age, gender, social class, disability, ethnicity, and physical or mental health.

Please email your proposals to [email protected], with “RESEARCH PROPOSAL 2020” in the subject line, by 16 November 2019.

*A risk is minimal when the probability and magnitude of harm or discomfort anticipated in the proposed research are not greater, in and of themselves, than those ordinarily encountered in daily life or during the performance of routine physical or psychological examinations or tests (National Ethical Guidelines for Health Research 2011).

Conversations through Art with Rina Angela Corpus

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) continues with its discussion series, “Conversations through Art (CTA): Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation,” with movement artist Rina Angela Corpus. The fourth session of the series, a workshop entitled, Stillness in Motion: A Meditative Movement Experience, will be held on 25 November 2019 (Monday), 1:30-4:30 PM at the UPCWGS.

The workshop is based on principles of Raja yoga, an open-eyed meditation, and Qigong, an ancient energy exercise with focus on mindfulness and slow, flowing movements. Through focus on positive affirmations and present-moment awareness, the workshop aims to improve one’s well-being through movement.

Confirm your attendance through our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/3031029430456432/

Registration is free. Please come in comfortable clothing.

As part of CTA, the workshop will continue the series’ thrust to bring together 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 who are using specific creative modalities for personal-professional, community, and sectoral development.

KDCC Merchandise for Project Kalinga

[NOTE: The pre-order period for the Kalinga merchandise is extended until 11 November 2019. Shirts are now also available in kids sizes.]

For this year’s Interior Design 179 (Special Projects in Interior Design) capstone course, the University of the Philippines BS Interior Design Class of 2020 is dedicating its services to the Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC) with the project, “Kalinga: Nurturing Spaces for Their Future.”

As part of Project Kalinga: The Renovation of Kalinga Day Care Center, the UP BS Interior Design Class of 2020, with the help of the KDCC, is offering a line of merchandise – three shirts and one ecobag – for sale.

The Freya Shirt and Faith Shirt feature the drawings of two four-year-old KDCC kids of what their image of a family is.

The Grid Shirt shows the location of the KDCC.

The Kalinga Tote, with a child’s handprint design, has six pockets.

The Kalinga merchandise* may be pre-ordered through this link: tinyurl.com/KalingaMerch from 15 to 31 October 2019.

*All proceeds will go to the UP BS Interior Design Class of 2020’s Project Kalinga: The Renovation of Kalinga Day Care Center.

To learn more about Project Kalinga and KDCC, you may visit the UP BS Interior Design Class of 2020’s Facebook page or email [email protected]

For cash donations:

BDO Savings Account
Steffi Kay C. Yuquimpo
0027-7013-2144

GoGetFunding
tinyurl.com/BSID2020KalingaFunding

UPCWGS organizes third session of Conversations through Art series

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) organized the third session of the discussion series, “Conversations through Art: Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation,” on 19 October 2019 at the UPCWGS Computer Lab.

The third session of the series, Self-Discovery through Intuitive Dance Movement, featured dancer and choreographer Ea Torrado who introduced the participants to Daloy Movement, a free-form kind of dance style that taps into the wisdom of the body through the four elements, which she developed. In addition to the dance workshop, Ms. Torrado’s short films on extra-judicial killings were also screened during the event.

Ea Torrado (third from left) and Ernyros “Amos” V. Manlangit (third from right) with some of the participants of Self-Discovery through Intuitive Dance Movement on October 19

Conversations through Art 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.

UPCWGS launches Site of Convergence series

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) launched the discussion series, “Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge,” on 18 October 2019 at the UPCWGS Conference Room.

The first session of the series, Malay Women and Dehijabbing: A Reading and Forum with Maryam Lee, featured a book reading of “Unveiling Choice” by Maryam Lee, wherein Ms. Lee explains her decision to stop wearing the hijab. Other discussants were Judy Ann A. Lubiano and Dr. Nassef M. Adiong of the Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS), UP Diliman and the Decolonial Studies Program (DSP), UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS).

Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran (seated, right) of the UPCWGS, Maryam Lee (seated, center), Judy Ann A. Lubiano (seated, left), and Dr. Nassef M. Adiong (second row, center) with some of the attendees of Malay Women and Dehijabbing: A Reading and Forum with Maryam Lee on October 18

UPCWGS conducts Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive ECCD Program

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), together with the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI), conducted a Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Early Child Care and Development (ECCD) Program on 14-18 October 2019 at the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), UP Diliman. Resource persons were Dr. Excelsa C. Tongson of the UPCWGS and the Department of Family Life and Child Development (DFLCD), College of Home Economics (CHE), UP Diliman; Laniza R. Lacsamana of the UPCWGS; Gina Rose L. Chan of the UPCWGS; Prof. Paul Edward N. Muego of the Department of Community Development (DCD), CSWCD, UP Diliman; Prof. Miriam Ugaddan of the DFLCD, CHE, UP Diliman; Prof. Lorena W. Tengco of the Department of Food Science and Nutrition (DFSN), CHE, UP Diliman; and Dr. Ferdiliza Dandah S. Garcia.

Dr. Excelsa C. Tongson (seated, second row, third from right) with the UPCWGS Secretariat and the participants of the Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Early Child Care and Development (ECCD) Program on October 18 at CSWCD, UP Diliman

The seminar-workshop is specifically designed for organizations that have existing day care or child-minding center or have plans to put up one to accommodate the need of the employees for such facility. The target training participants are personnel who are or will be directly involved in the daily operations of their day care/child-minding center. It aims to enhance the capacity of the ECCD practitioners in providing childhood care to children under their supervision by updating their knowledge and skills in ECCD and ensuring that the facility, curriculum, and program is gender-responsive.

[With a report from Fernand Vincent M. Hermoso]