Seminar Workshop on HGDG for LGUs

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI) are jointly organizing a Seminar Workshop on Harmonized Gender and Development (GAD) Guidelines (HGDG) for Local Government Units (LGUs) on 27-28 February 2023 at the University Hotel, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Training fee is P6,500 (early bird) / P7,000 (regular) for food, materials, kit, access to the UPCWGS DaKILa Learning System, and certificate.

To participate, kindly register here: https://forms.gle/xjRgQED9xvhjtbeXA on or before January 27 (early bird registration) or February 20 (regular registration).

For further inquiries, please contact [email protected] / [email protected] / +632-89206950 / +632-89818500 (VoIP 4226).

Call for Applications: Social Solidarity Economy as an Alternative Pathway to Sustainable Development Online Training Course

[NOTE: The deadline for application for the Social Solidarity Economy as an Alternative Pathway to Sustainable Development online training course is extended until 9 January 2023.]

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and the Asian Solidarity Economy Council (ASEC) have collaborated in offering an online training course entitled Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) as an Alternative Pathway to Sustainable Development. This will run from 14 January to 25 February 2023 through the Data, Knowledge, and Information Launcher (DaKILa) online learning platform of the UPCWGS. The course will be offered for a modest fee of USD100 for foreign participants and PhP5,000 for Filipino participants. Certificate of Completion will be provided to successful trainees.

Who May Apply

  • Trainers, organizers, and advocates belonging to organizations seeking to promote and practice SSE;
  • Willing to attend seven (7) three-hour sessions online, with each session scheduled on Saturday morning;
  • Willing to do readings, exercises, and other activities through the DaKILa Online Learning Platform or other alternative modalities of learning;
  • Endorsed by their respective organizations that will require commitment from the trainee to echo or rollout the course to the organization’s chapters and communities.

Interested applicants may register through the link https://bit.ly/SSE2023 or through the QR code embedded on the poster.

Deadline for application is on 3 January 2023.

For questions and other related concerns, please get in touch with Vince Hermoso of UPCWGS through mobile number 09953422151 or email address [email protected]

Creative Workshop with the Adolescent Cluster in Quezon Province

Last September, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) Sexual Health and Empowerment (SHE) Project Team conducted its 6th arts-based sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) research workshop with the Adolescent Cluster in Quezon Province. The arts-based research project aims to pioneer a more innovative, engaging, and accessible approach to the SRHR and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention discourse through its arts-based methodology – applying three creative methods: movement, visual, and lifestory sharing as starting point of discussions during the workshops.

The Adolescent Cluster workshop is just one of the nine workshops that the UPCWGS SHE Project Team is conducting under this arts-based SRHR Research. This research aims to recontextualize SRHR as more than a health and women’s concern, going beyond reproduction and family planning, to a broader discourse covering concepts such as pleasure, bodily autonomy, and GBV. The findings of this research will help inform the SHE Project partners and WROs in terms of identifying different approaches in tackling SRHR with their constituents and in producing more effective and engaging knowledge products.

The video highlights were developed and produced by the Feminist Media Lab for the UPCWGS and OXFAM Philippines.

You may view the video highlights of the workshop here.

Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXXII, Number 1

Research Articles

Nananatiling Tahimik: Exploring the Lived Experience of Deaf Gay Workers in the Private Sector by Jan Erron R. Celebrado

An Anthropological Study on the Health Seeking Behavior of Tomboy, Bakla, and Minamagkit From Mountain Province, Northern Philippines by Jennifer Curry Josef

Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in the Informal Economy in Quezon City by Melanie V. Cabotaje, Jefferson C. Sumalabe, Bernadette D. Escoto, Joanna Rose T. Laddaran, and Jaylyn D. Manglicmot

Queering Local Governments: LGBTIQ+ Movement Organizations as Strategic Brokers for Sexual Citizenship in Philippine Local Governments by Charles Erize P. Ladia

Creative Works

Poems by Vyxz Vasquez

Illustrations by Liz Rañola

You may view the journal here until 31 January 2023.

The Power of Pleasure to End GBV

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and Lunas Collective, in observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence against Women (VAW), invite everyone to a webinar, The Power of Pleasure to End Gender-Based Violence (GBV), on 12 December 2022 (Monday), 10:00-11:30 AM via Zoom. Resource speaker is Prof. Sabrina Laya S. Gacad, Chairperson of the Department of Women and Development Studies, College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman.

Register here: https://forms.gle/pM2aHdL6cnDWrboDA.

GBV in the Digital World in the Philippines: Services and Responses, Gaps and Challenges

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), in observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence against Women (VAW), invite everyone to a webinar, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Digital World in the Philippines: Services and Responses, Gaps and Challenges, on 9 December 2022 (Friday), 9:00 AM – 12:00 NN via Zoom.

Register here: https://forms.gle/2zDLw81Ck4aFERJq5.

Seminar Workshop on HGDG for LGUs

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI) are jointly organizing a Seminar Workshop on Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) for LGUs on 28-29 November 2022 at the University Hotel, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Training fee is P6,500 (early bird) / P7,000 (regular) for food, materials, kit, access to the UPCWGS DaKILa Learning System, and certificate.

To participate, kindly register via this link: https://bit.ly/3D9ziyU on or before November 4 (early bird registration) or November 21 (regular registration).

For further inquiries, please contact [email protected] / [email protected] / +632-89206950 / +632-89818500 (VoIP 4226).