Call for Applications: Angat Bayi Candon Young Women’s Fellowship (ABCYWF) Program

The Candon Youth for Empowerment Movement, Inc., in partnership with the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI), with the support of the International Republican Institute (IRI), the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), and the Office of the Vice President’s Angat Buhay Program, are launching the first Angat Bayi Candon Young Women’s Fellowship (ABCYWF) Program. The ABCYWF aims to encourage young women to be politically active and develop their skills and capacities on feminist leadership.

Go to http://bit.ly/abyoungwomenfellows and complete your application on or before 30 October 2019 (Wednesday), 3:00 PM.

Conversations through Art: Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation

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,” this time with dancer and choreographer Ea Torrado. The third session of the series, Self-Discovery through Intuitive Dance Movement, will be held on 19 October 2019 (Saturday), 1:00-4:00 PM at the QCX: Quezon City Experience, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City.

Welcoming even those without any dance background, Ms. Torrado will teach participants how to use a free-form kind of dance style in order to understand themselves on a deeper level. This type of dance is called Daloy Movement. First developed by Ms. Torrado in Sikat Studio and Erehwon Arts Center in Manila then presented at international festivals and other events, Daloy Movement taps into the wisdom of the body through the four elements.

Participants are requested to come in comfortable clothes. The event is free but Ms. Torrado also accepts donations.

Aside from the dance workshop, there will also be a screening of Ms. Torrado’s short films on extra-judicial killings.

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.

Call for Research Proposals: 2020 UPCWGS Research Grant

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. Proposals should have a staff or faculty member from the University of the Philippines as the project leader. In the case of non-permanent staff or non-tenured faculty members, they should also make sure they have a permanent staff/faculty member as guarantor.

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/file/d/134CQ0_ApDCXHc0GcLGe4IlgPERHbJGmU/view) and use this CHECKLIST (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w1Mt9SQ-i5zY5YLH9ynRaCKxgAjV94U-/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).

Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) will be hosting Maryam Lee for the first part of the discussion series entitled “Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge” on 18 October 2019 (Friday), 2:00 PM at the UPCWGS Conference Room. Ms. Lee will discuss her book “Unveiling Choice” (https://maryamlee.com/unveiling-choice/) wherein she explains why she decided to stop wearing the hijab.

UP Diliman Students’ consultation-workshop on the UP SOGIESC Policy

OPEN INVITE TO ALL UP DILIMAN STUDENTS AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the UP Babaylan and the UP Diliman University Student Council (USC), is holding a UP Diliman Students’ Consultation-Workshop on the UP SOGIESC Policy on 30 September 2019 (Monday), 1:00-4:00 PM at the UPCWGS Conference Room.

The UP SOGIESC Policy is a proposed system-wide policy on equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).

The first draft of UP SOGIESC Policy can be accessed at tiny.cc/UPSOGIESCPolicy (password: [email protected]). Please RSVP at tiny.cc/RSVPUPDStudentsConsults and provide your feedback on the UP SOGIESC Policy at tiny.cc/UPSOGIESCPolicyConsults on or before 21 September 2019 (Saturday).

UPCWGS Training and Extramural Activities: Call for Participants

[NOTE: The extramural on Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for Local Government Units is rescheduled from 25-29 November 2019 to 25-28 November 2019.]

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is organizing the following training and extramural activities for the last quarter of 2019:

Gender Responsive Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) (14-18 October 2019)

The training aims to enhance the capacity of ECCD practitioners when it comes to providing childhood care under their supervision. It also aims to provide updated knowledge and skills on ECCD, as well as on ensuring the gender responsiveness of the facility.

Training Fee: P10,000.00

Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting (GRPB) for Local Government Units (25-28 November 2019)

The training aims to capacitate and enhance the skills of the participating sectors when it comes to the preparation of the Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget (PB) Report, and the GAD Accomplishment Report (AR) that all government offices are mandated to submit yearly to the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the Commission on Audit (COA), and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

Training Fee: P10,000.00

Interested organizations and participants may get in touch with Vince Hermoso of the UPCWGS Training, Outreach, and Extension Program at (+632) 9818500 VoIP 4228, (+632) 9206950, 09358185499, 09612595082, or [email protected]

UP Pride 2019: UPCWGS joins Pride March

As part of UP Pride 2019, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), together with the UP Babaylan, the UP Diliman Office of the Chancellor, the UP Diliman Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA), the UP Diliman University Student Council (USC), the UP Diliman Office of Student Activities (OSA), and the UP Diliman Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment (OASH), organized a Pride March on 13 September 2019 at the Academic Oval, UP Diliman. Breaking the Stigma: A Free and Confidential HIV Testing and Counseling at the Palma Hall Parking Lot preceded the event and was followed by Pride Night: PRIDEday the 13th at the Melchor Hall Steps.

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (center) and Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran (6th from left) with the staff of the UPCWGS at the UP Pride March on September 13

With the theme “Embracing Diversity Towards Equality,” UP Pride 2019 aims to push forward the formulation and adoption of a university system-wide policy on equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).

UP Pride 2019: Forum on UP SOGIESC Policy and SOGIE Equality Bill

As part of UP Pride 2019, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), together with the UP Babaylan, the UP Diliman Office of the Chancellor, the UP Diliman Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA), the UP Diliman University Student Council (USC), the UP Diliman Office of Student Activities (OSA), and the UP Diliman Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment (OASH), organized Equality Talks: A Forum on the UP SOGIESC Policy & the SOGIE Equality Bill on 12 September 2019 at the School of Economics Auditorium, UP Diliman. Guest speakers were Senator Ana Theresia “Risa” N. Hontiveros-Baraquel, Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran of the UPCWGS, and Atty. Claire De Leon of Babaylanes, Inc.

Atty. Claire De Leon of Babaylanes, Inc., Senator Ana Theresia “Risa” N. Hontiveros-Baraquel, and Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran of the UPCWGS with the attendees of Equality Talks: A Forum on the UP SOGIESC Policy & the SOGIE Equality Bill on September 12 at the School of Economics Auditorium, UP Diliman

With the theme “Embracing Diversity Towards Equality,” UP Pride 2019 aims to push forward the formulation and adoption of a university system-wide policy on equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).

UP Pride 2019: Feminism and SOGIESC Workshop

As part of UP Pride 2019, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), together with the UP Babaylan, the UP Diliman Office of the Chancellor, the UP Diliman Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA), the UP Diliman University Student Council (USC), the UP Diliman Office of Student Activities (OSA), and the UP Diliman Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment (OASH), organized a Feminism & SOGIESC Workshop on 11 September 2019 at the School of Economics Auditorium, UP Diliman. Guest speakers were Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles of the UPCWGS and Percival V. Cendaña of Babaylanes, Inc.

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles of the UPCWGS at the Feminism and SOGIESC Workshop on September 11 at the School of Economics Auditorium, UP Diliman

With the theme “Embracing Diversity Towards Equality,” UP Pride 2019 aims to push forward the formulation and adoption of a university system-wide policy on equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).

UPCWGS Training and Extramural Activities: Call for Participants

[NOTE: The extramural on Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for Local Government Units is rescheduled from 25-29 November 2019 to 25-28 November 2019.]

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is organizing the following training and extramural activities for the last quarter of 2019:

Gender Responsive Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) (14-18 October 2019)

The training aims to enhance the capacity of ECCD practitioners when it comes to providing childhood care under their supervision. It also aims to provide updated knowledge and skills on ECCD, as well as on ensuring the gender responsiveness of the facility.

Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for Local Government Units (25-29 November 2019)

The training aims to capacitate and enhance the skills of the participating sectors when it comes to the preparation of the Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget (PB) Report, and the GAD Accomplishment Report (AR) that all government offices are mandated to submit yearly to the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the Commission on Audit (COA), and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

Interested organizations and participants may get in touch with Vince Hermoso of the UPCWGS Training, Outreach, and Extension Program at (+632) 9818500 VoIP 4228, (+632) 9206950, 09358185499, or 09612595082.