Launching of TRANSCEND

Event: Launching of TRANSCEND
Date: 27 March 2024
Venue: New World Hotel Makati 

Background on TRANSCEND: 

The German Development Cooperation (GIZ) will be leading a 5-year project to address the challenge of high vulnerability to climate change impacts and biodiversity loss in the Philippines. The project titled Transformative Actions for Climate and Ecological Protection and Development (TRANSCEND) will use a whole of society approach to adaptation, mitigation, and biodiversity. It will pilot a national transition process to a climate resilient, low carbon, and biodiversity friendly society. The results will be upscaled to sectoral and national policies and programs for institutionalization of positive gains.  

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) will be part of the consortium of 17 implementing partners of TRANSCEND. It will be responsible for gender mainstreaming in all work packages that will be delivered by consortium partners. 

Attendees of the launching of TRANSCEND on March 27 at New World Hotel Makati

UPCWGS conducts Basic Pottery Workshops

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted two Basic Pottery Workshops on 22 March 2024 at the UPCWGS Conference Room. The events were facilitated by Odangputik Pottery. The morning session was attended by members of the UP System administration gender and development (GAD) focal point system (GFPS) while the afternoon session was attended by members of the queer community and their partners. The workshops offer stress relief and relaxation. Women and gender advocates may find pottery classes to be a calming and rejuvenating activity amidst their advocacy work and daily life stresses.

Participants of the afternoon session of the Basic Pottery Workshop on March 22

UPCWGS conducts Art Therapy Workshops 

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted two Art Therapy Workshops on 21 March 2024 at the UPCWGS Conference Room. The events were facilitated by Liz Rañola, a visual arts facilitator. The morning session was attended by gender-based violence victims/survivors while the afternoon session was attended by persons with disabilities (PWD) caregivers/guardians. The art therapy workshops’ objective is to facilitate the therapeutic process by using art as a method for exploration and discovery of personal experiences and emotional expression.

Liz Rañola (first from left) with the participants of the morning session of the Art Therapy Workshop on March 21

UPCWGS holds film viewing of “Bagahe”

In celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) held a viewing of “Bagahe,” a film by director Zig Madamba Dulay, as part of its Kapihan ng mga Peminista series on 20 March 2024 at the UPCWGS Conference Room.

Bagahe tells the story of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW), Mercy Agbunag. As the whole family celebrates her homecoming, NBI agents appear on the doorstep inviting Mercy for some questioning about a case of a newborn child found in the trash bin of an airplane toilet.

Attendees of the Kapihan ng mga Peminista: Film Viewing of “Bagahe” by Zig Madamba Dulay on March 20

UPCWGS conducts lecture on Women Visual Artists in the 19th Century Philippines

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted a lecture on Women Visual Artists in the 19th Century Philippines on 19 March 2024 at the UPCWGS Conference Room. Resource person is Dr. Eloisa May P. Hernandez of the Department of Art Studies, College of Arts and Letters, UP Diliman. 

Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran (right) of the UPCWGS with Dr. Eloisa May P. Hernandez at the lecture on Women Visual Artists in the 19th Century Philippines on March 19

Survey: Online and Work Experiences of Women Business Owners and Business Leaders in the Philippines

Join our survey and win $100!

Our survey is still ongoing! The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in collaboration with the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI) and the Center for International Private Enterprises (CIPE), is conducting a study focusing on the online and workplace experiences and safety of women in the Philippines. 

We are inviting women business owners, business leaders, and digital entrepreneurs to share their insights by participating in this study. Your contribution will greatly enrich our understanding of the online and workplace experiences of women in the Philippines. 

As a token of our gratitude for your valuable input, we are offering a chance to win $100 to one randomly selected participant, along with $25 each to two additional randomly chosen participants. Your voice matters! Access the survey through the provided link or QR code below before the deadline on 6 April 2024 (Saturday):

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UPCWGS launches Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXXII, Number 2

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) launched the Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXXII, Number 2 on 19 March 2024 at the UPCWGS Conference Room. 

The Review of Women’s Studies (RWS) is a refereed journal published by the UPCWGS. The journal serves as a forum where ideas on issues and concerns affecting the lives of women, seen from the analytical perspectives of different disciplines, may be exchanged. It encourages and seeks to publish research that employs feminist methodologies and that adheres to the principles of feminist research, bearing in mind the intersectionality of gender, class, religion, age, and education. 

Dr. Rowena A. Laguilles-Timog (first from left) and Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran (first from right) of the UPCWGS with the Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXXII, Number 2 contributors: (from left to right) Dr. Eloisa May P. Hernandez, Hanna May F. Rosario, and Cleve V. Arguelles at the journal launch on March 19

Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXXII, Number 2

Research Articles

Reconceptualizing Victimhood and Resiliency: Transnational Narratives of Filipinas in Canada by Rose Ann Torres and Dionisio Nyaga 

Kabuwanan ni Nena: Pregnancy Experiences of Early Adolescent Mothers in Metro Manila, Philippines by Hanna May F. Rosario 

#InstaMoms: Filipina Influencers on Idealized Contemporary Motherhood by Veronica L. Gregorio and Cleve V. Arguelles 

On Consent and Resistance: CEDAW as a Framework for Reinterpreting Evidentiary Presumptions in Rape Cases by Stephanie Ann B. Lopez 

“Why So Heteronormative?”: A Multimodal Analysis of GBV Representations in Campaign and Advocacy Materials by Irish Joy G. Deocampo 

Book Review 

Mula sa Ligalig ng Digma Hanggang sa Bagabag ng Kapayapaan: Pagsusuring Kontekstwal sa Violence Against Women in Times of War and Peace ni Aida F. Santos by Jason F. Pozon 

Creative Work 

Women in Sports by Eloisa May P. Hernandez 

You may view the journal here until 30 April 2024.

UPCWGS conducts Art Therapy for Senior Citizen Community Leaders

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted an Art Therapy for Senior Citizen Community Leaders on 12 March 2024 at the UPCWGS Conference Room. The event was facilitated by Dr. Marianne Charisse N. Cuezon, an expressive arts facilitator from The Arts and Health Institute (TAHI) by Magis Creative Spaces. Participants were senior citizen community leaders from Brgy. UP Campus. The art therapy session is designed to facilitate the therapeutic process by using art as a method for exploration and discovery of personal experiences and emotional expression.

Dr. Marianne Charisse N. Cuezon (first row, second from left) of TAHI with the participants of Art Therapy for Senior Citizen Community Leaders on March 12

Survey: Online and Work Experiences of Women Business Owners and Business Leaders in the Philippines

Take part in our survey and get a chance to win $100!

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI) and the Center for International Private Enterprises (CIPE), is conducting a survey that aims to gather information on the online and workplace experiences and safety of women in the Philippines. We are looking for women business owners, business leaders, and digital entrepreneurs to take part in the study. Rest assured that all responses will be kept confidential. 

As a token of gratitude, we are giving away $100 to one randomly selected participant and $25 each to two additional randomly chosen participants. 

You may access the survey through this link or through the QR code below: 

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