In line with its celebration of Women’s Month 2020, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the UP College of Fine Arts (CFA), is organizing another “Conversations through Art (CTA): Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation.” The fifth session of the discussion series, The Role of Various Creative Expressions in the Effective Intervention of Mental and Emotional Well-Being Issues in the University Today, will be held on 27 March 2020 (Friday), 1:00 PM at the College of Fine Arts Design Hall, UP Diliman.
The session will feature artists, creative professionals, advocates, and psychologists who will share their insights on the significant role of the arts in nurturing the emotional and mental well-being of students, faculty, personnel, and staff in academic institutions like UP.
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.
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 Embassy of Canada in the Philippines through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) and the Office of the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines through the Angat Buhay Women, presented the second batch of fellows of the Angat Bayi Women’s Political Empowerment Fellowship Program on 19 February 2020 at the Office of the Vice President, Quezon City.
The second batch of Angat Bayi Fellows are Councilor Rhaetia Marie C. Abcede-Llaga of Lucena City, Quezon Province; Councilor Aileen Rhoda I. Acal of Candon City, Ilocos Sur; Councilor Louella Marie R. Agcaoili of San Mateo, Isabela; Mayor Ma. Rosario C. Avestruz of Barugo, Leyte; Vice Mayor Precious Joy D. Baguio of Batuan, Bohol; Councilor Ma. Karen A. Baldonado-Guillermo of Andres Bonifacio, Diffun, Quirino; Councilor Kristine Jane P. Barison of General Trias City, Cavite; Board Member Mila Perpetua A. Catabay-Lauigan of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; Councilor Gecelle M. Fainsan of Odiongan, Romblon; Mayor Trina Alejandra Q. Firmalo-Fabic of Odiongan, Romblon; Vice Mayor Marissa V. Hao of Nabua, Camarines Sur; Board Member Margielou Orange D. Humilde-Versoza of the First District of Pangasinan; Councilor Mardella D. Matba of Languyan Tawi-Tawi; Councilor Vanessa Lyn U. Mercader of Las Navas, Northern Samar; Mayor Fely P. Pedrablanca of Tubajon, Dinagat Islands; Board Member Thea Faith T. Reyes of Roxas City, Capiz; Board Member Abegail V. Sable of Cordon, Isabela; Councilor Mayfair B. Sibug of Orani, Bataan; Councilor Rowena Verona S. Silvederio of Santa Barbara, Iloilo; Board Member Rosary Gracia P. Tababa of Urdaneta City, Pangasinan; and Councilor Maria Mylene Victoria G. Yaranon of Baguio City, Benguet.
Angat Bayi aims to develop and support current women leaders at the city and municipal levels who will carry and advance a people-centered, rights-based, gender-responsive, participatory, empowering, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable development agenda.
The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is celebrating National Women’s Month on 4-31 March 2020. The UPCWGS’s theme for this year is “3K: Kababaihan, Kasarian, Tungo sa Kaunlaran!”
Schedule of Activities
March 4 (Wednesday) Young Women’s Caucus: A Pre-National Women’s Summit Event Organized by Women and Gender Institute (WAGI) Miriam College, Quezon City 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
March 5-6 (Thursday-Friday) The 5th National Women’s Summit Organized by Women and Gender Institute (WAGI) Miriam College, Quezon City 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
March 7 (Saturday) Bazaar Organized by Oxfam QCX: Quezon City Experience, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City Time: TBA
March 9-13 (Monday-Friday) UPCWGS Bazaar: Sari-Saring Paninda Para sa Kapamilya, Kapuso, Kaibigan, Kabaro! UPCWGS Grounds 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
March 9 (Monday) Roundtable Discussion on Social and Solidarity Economy UPCWGS Conference Room 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
March 9 (Monday) 2K: Zumbabae para sa Kalusugan at Kaunlaran! UPCWGS Parking Lot 5:30-6.30 PM
March 10 (Tuesday) Seminar Workshop on Financial Literacy for Women and Men of UP (for UP employees only) Institute for Small-Scale Industries Seminar Room, UP Diliman 9:00-11:30 AM
March 10 (Tuesday) UPCWGS Research Grant 2019: Research Dissemination Forum UPCWGS Conference Room 1:30-4:30 PM
March 11 (Wednesday) Forum on #UsapangForever: Family Law Reform UPCWGS Conference Room 1:00-4:00 PM
March 12 (Thursday) 4K: Kababaihan, Kasarian, Kalusugan Tungo sa Kaunlaran! (for UP employees only) UPCWGS Building 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
March 12 (Thursday) Launch of Peacebuilders (by invitation) Malcolm Hall, UP Diliman 8:00 AM – 12:00 NN
March 12 (Thursday) Lecture Forum 5K: Kababaihan, Kasarian, Kontra sa Karahasan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran! (for UP employees only) UPCWGS Conference Room 9:00 AM – 12:00 NN
March 12 (Thursday) Lecture Forum 4K: Kababaihan, Kasarian, Kalusugan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran! (for UP community only) UPCWGS Conference Room 1:30-4:30 PM
March 13 (Friday) Lecture: Issues and Gaps in Transgender Health UPCWGS Conference Room 9:00 AM – 12:00 NN
March 13 (Friday) Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge Feminism and Media Forum: How Do Feminists Do Media? UPCWGS Conference Room 1:00-4:00 PM
March 18 (Wednesday) 4K: Kababaihan, Kasarian, Kalusugan Tungo sa Kaunlaran! (for UP employees and nearby communities only) UPCWGS Building 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
March 18 (Wednesday) Lecture Forum 4K: Kababaihan, Kasarian, Kalusugan Tungo sa Kaunlaran! UPCWGS Conference Room 9:00-11:30 AM
March 23 (Monday) Mental Health of Women and Men in UP Community Malcolm Hall, UP Diliman 1:00-4:00 PM
March 24 (Tuesday) Gender Sensitivity Orientation for the Employees of UP System Offices (for employees of UP System Offices only) College of Social Work and Community Development Seminar Room, UP Diliman 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
March 27 (Friday) UPCWGS Kalinga Day Care Center Culminating Activity (by invitation only) College of Education Auditorium, UP Diliman 8:30-11:30 AM
March 27 (Friday) Conversations through Art: The Role of Various Creative Expressions in the Effective Intervention of Mental and Emotional Well-Being Issues in the University Today College of Fine Arts Design Hall, UP Diliman 2:00-4:30 PM
March 31 (Tuesday) 2K: Zumbabae para sa Kalusugan at Kaunlaran! UPCWGS Parking Lot 5:30-6:30 PM
All events (except for ones stipulated as only for UP employees/community or by invitation) are free and open to the public. For inquiries, please call (+632) 89206950 or email [email protected]
Celebrating 25 Years of the Beijing Platform for Action – The 5th National Women’s Summit
4-6 March 2020 | Miriam College, Quezon City
Remembering What Was, Examining What Is, and Forging Ahead
The 5th National Women’s Summit marks 25 years of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA). The Summit once again seeks to bring together women from a broad range of sectors from across the Philippines, to have critical conversations about what we have achieved as feminist movements, what we continue to stand for, and where we want to go.
The 5th National Women’s Summit invites women from different generations to engage in an inter-generational and intersectional dialogue. The plenary and parallel sessions seek to unpack the issues that affect us the most, problematize our strategies for change, and critically sharpen our ways forward. The Summit provides the space to talk about our feminist agenda as locally rooted and globally informed, and how our feminist agenda can shape transformative change for our communities, institutions, and societies.
On 4 March 2020 the NWS will hold a Young Women’s Caucus, led by young feminists, for young feminists across sectors. On 5-6 March 2020 is the National Women’s Summit program proper.
Guided by the 12 critical areas of the BPfA, the Summit calls for presentations, exhibits, and participation on the following:
Women and poverty – Persistent and increasing burden of poverty on women;
Education and Training of Women – Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to education and training;
Women and health – Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to health care and related services;
Violence against women – Lack of integrated measures to prevent and eliminate violence against women;
Women and Armed Conflict – The effects of armed and other types of conflict on women, including those living under foreign occupation;
Women and the Economy – Inequality in economic structures and policies, in all forms of productive activities and in access to resources;
Women in power and decision-making – Inequality between men and women in the sharing of power and decision-making at all levels;
Insufficient mechanisms for the advancement of women – at all levels;
Human rights of women – Lack of respect for and inadequate promotion and protection of the human rights of women;
Women and the media – Stereotyping of women and inequality in women’s access to and participation in all communication systems, especially in the media;
Women and the environment – Gender inequalities in the management of natural resources and in the safeguarding of the environment; and
The girl-child – Persistent discrimination against and violation of the rights of the girl child.
Registration Deadline (Huling araw ng pagsumite): 20 February 2020
Conference Registration Fee:
Young Women’s Caucus (4 March 2020): 500 Php
National Women’s Summit (5-6 March 2020): 1,500 Php
(The fee is inclusive of AM snacks, lunch, and PM snacks during the 2-day conference, conference kit and IDs, certificates and access to all conference activities. The fee does not include travel and accommodation expenses.)
Please Note: The Young Women’s Caucus is open to female participants 35 years and below. Limited scholarships are available for young women from the grassroots. To apply, please fill out the application form.
Payment Deadline (Huling araw ng pag-bayad): 20 February 2020
Contact Information (Mga numero/email para sa karagdagang impormasyon o tanong): Tel: (+632) 8-9306272 loc. 8289 / Telfax: (+632) 4359229 / [email protected] / [email protected]
UPCWGS Research Grant 2019: Research Dissemination Forum
10 March 2020 (Tuesday), 1:30-4:30 PM
UPCWGS Conference Room
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
The UP BS Interior Design Class of 2020 presents to you Project Kalinga: Nurturing Spaces for the Future. The past months, the team behind Project Kalinga dedicated their services to the University of the Philippines’ own Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC), under the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS). The batch chose KDCC as the beneficiary of this year’s special project, seeing that the age group of the students in here marks the significant development in children as they transition to the educative system. The design considered the value of sensory design and the social aspect in the said age group. Aligning with the vision of KDCC, Batch 2020 strived to achieve gender-fairness in their vision of the space. The designers, with the help of the teachers, revisited what it meant to be a child and how they interact with each other and with a space. It was also considered how the teachers play a vital role in the expansion of the children’s ideas and experiences, making sure that the project was inclusive of their needs to allow them to work their best as well. The spaces covered by the renovation include the Reception Area, the Teacher’s Room, the Recreation Area, the Kitchen, the Storage Room, and the Restroom. An introduction of a designated Breastfeeding Area as well as a Dining area was also provided. All these were made possible not only by the students and professors who work on annually executing the capstone course, ID 179, but also with the help of generous people who continuously support and believe in the cause of the project. Once again, we wish to thank Hulma Manila Fabrication, Inc., Global Visions Events & Marketing, Inc., Saxum Et Sal, Inc., and Kuysen Enterprises, and to all our generous donors and sponsors for their contributions to this project. There are many more ways we can help in nurturing children’s future, and we welcome you to the batch’s way of contributing to this vision through the interior design discipline. Here are the before and after photos!
The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) joined UP Diliman’s annual Lantern Parade on 13 December 2019 at the Academic Oval, UP Diliman. This year’s theme is “Pumailanlang.”
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.
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.