Situationer of Women and Men in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, 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 Oxfam Pilipinas, will be conducting a webinar on the Situationer of Women and Men in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic on 27 March 2021 (Saturday), 1:30-3:30 PM via Zoom.

Register using the link: https://forms.gle/LKmYm58PDPf2vKU67.

Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge

Healing Power of Postcolonial Indigenous Women: Lessons from Aeta Women Healers in the Philippines and Implications

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) Decolonial Studies Program, invites everyone to the webinar, Healing Power of Postcolonial Indigenous Women: Lessons from Aeta Women Healers in the Philippines and Implications, by Dr. Rose Ann Torres. The third session of the lecture series, “Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge,” the event will be held on 7 April 2021 (Wednesday), 9:00-10:30 AM (Manila Time) via Zoom.

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/UPCWGSHEALINGPOWER.

Dr. Torres will talk about her research study, which focuses a reconsidered gaze and empirical lens on the healing practices of Aeta women healers as well as the lessons, insights, and perspectives which may have been previously missed. The research attempts not to be “neutral” but instead to be an exercise in participatory action research, and, as such, hopefully brings a new space of decolonization by documenting Aeta women healers’ contributions in the political and academic arena. It is an original contribution to postcolonial, anti-colonial, and indigenous feminist theories, particularly through its demonstration of the utility of these theories in understanding the health of indigenous peoples and global health.

Dr. Torres is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Science at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, Canada. Dr. Torres is the principal investigator of two research projects entitled “Caring for Others and Uncaring of the State: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Filipino Health Care Workers in Canada” and “The Role of Indigenous Healers in Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

SRHR Conversations: Sharing of Initial Findings of the UPCWGS-SHE Project Research Studies

To conclude its celebration of Women’s Month, 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), the Sexual Health and Empowerment (SHE) Project, Oxfam, and Global Affairs Canada, is inviting you to the webinar, SRHR Conversations: Sharing of Initial Findings of the UPCWGS-SHE Project Research Studies, on 30 March 2021 (Tuesday), 3:00-5:00 PM via Zoom.

This event aims to share recent and local research studies on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) concerning gender-based violence, COVID-19, community care, and government and civil society initiatives.

To register, go to the link and input your details: bit.ly/SRHRconvo.

Women Can Lead: A Virtual Forum on Women’s Political Participation

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) through its Angat Bayi Women’s Political Empowerment Fellowship Program, in partnership with the Office of District Representative Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba, the House of Representatives Committee on Women and Gender Equality, and the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Diplomacy and Governance, would like to invite you to the online event, Women Can Lead: A Virtual Forum on Women’s Political Participation, on 22 March 2021 (Monday), 10:00 AM – 12:00 NN through the Facebook Live of the House of Representatives of the Philippines.

The virtual forum will feature women leaders in politics and their experience and pathways to power. The event will be an opportunity for women leaders to share strategies and insights, build solidarity among themselves, and put forward recommendations on how to enable other young women to aspire for political leadership.

Local and International Laws and Policies in Line with COVID-19

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 Oxfam Pilipinas, is inviting everyone to the webinar, Local and International Laws and Policies in Line with COVID-19, on 24 March 2021 (Wednesday), 2:00-4:00 PM via Zoom.

Interested participants may register through the link: https://forms.gle/wdD5iUigpGojL7KW7.

Equal Writes: Your Web Ally for Gender Equality

Equal Writes is a free online tool that lets you know if a page is creating gender-inclusive content by giving it a score. It can also teach you alternatives for gender-biased terms of reference – all for its mission to make writing equal and gender-fair. This project is brought to you by Amplab Inc. and the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS).

You may try the tool here.

Memorandum No. OVCAA-MTTP 21-029: Guidelines on Affirming Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Students’ Names, Pronouns, and Titles

Through Memorandum No. OVCAA-MTTP 21-029, the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA) released the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) Guidelines on Affirming Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Students’ Names, Pronouns, and Titles on 15 March 2021. The guidelines are in compliance with Section 1 of the UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code, which states that “the University values and upholds the dignity of every individual, and guarantees the full respect for human rights of all members of the UP community” and “the University shall maintain an enabling, gender-fair, safe and healthy learning and working environment for the members of the UP community.”

You may view and download the memo and guidelines here.

Ease of Doing Business: Helping Women Entrepreneurs Start and Sustain Their Business

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the UP Public Administration Research and Extension Services Foundation, Inc. (UPPAF) Regulatory Reform Support Program for National Development (RESPOND), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), and the Women’s and Gender Studies Association of the Philippines (WSAP), is inviting everyone to the webinar, Ease of Doing Business (EoDB): Helping Women Entrepreneurs Start and Sustain Their Business, on 12 March 2021 (Friday), 2:00-5:00 PM via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Interested participants may register through the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/register/WN_eqTtVp5SSZexaMy1w9JySg.

Livestream will be broadcasted at: https://www.facebook.com/uppaf.respond.org.

Kapihan ng mga Peminista 2021

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 organizing an online Women’s Month celebration for all generations of feminists, women’s empowerment champions, advocates, and allies entitled Kapihan ng mga Peminista 2021. The event will happen on 15 March 2021 (Monday), 2:00-4:00 PM via Zoom.

Join us in an afternoon of fun and games, open mic, solidarity messages, and conversations with old and new friends. Let’s celebrate our achievements, milestones, and accomplishments, and address our roadblocks and challenges. Please wear something purple and bring a cup of coffee with you.

Register through the link: https://forms.gle/qDGnzfZRkMGpf5qe9.

Celebrating Women’s “Leader-preneurship” in the Time of COVID-19 through the Social Solidarity Economy

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in collaboration with the Asian Solidarity Economy Council (ASEC) Philippines and the United Nations (UN) Women, is inviting everyone to the webinar, Celebrating Women’s “Leader-preneurship” in the Time of COVID-19 through the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE), on 11 March 2021 (Thursday), 2:00-4:00 PM via Zoom.

Register to this event using the link:
http://bit.ly/SSEwebinar.