On Being Queer: Chikahan with Director Samantha Lee and Photographer BJ Pascual

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is inviting everyone to On Being Queer: Chikahan with Director Samantha Lee and Photographer BJ Pascual on 24 June 2020 (Wednesday), 8:00-10:00 PM. This is part of our Pride Month celebration entitled “Pantay-Pantay, Sabay-Sabay.”

Register at tinyurl.com/upcwgspride2020. Online registration will end on June 23 (Tuesday), 6:00 PM. For late registrants, please send us a message on Facebook.

Constructing LGBTQI Narratives: A Forum on SOGIESC-Affirmative Media Reporting

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with Feminist Media Lab, invites everyone to celebrate Pride Month with Constructing LGBTQI Narratives: A Forum on SOGIESC-Affirmative Media Reporting on 22 June 2020 (Monday), 3:00-5:00 PM with resource speakers Chang Casal, Jervis Manahan, and Pau Villanueva.

Register at tinyurl.com/upcwgspride2020. Online registration will end on June 21 (Sunday), 6:00 PM. For late registrants, please send us a message on Facebook.

Rainbow Reads: A Live Reading of LGBTQI-Themed Children’s Books from Mulat Sulat

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) invites everyone to celebrate Pride Month with Rainbow Reads: A Live Reading of LGBTQI-Themed Children’s Books from Mulat Sulat on 19 June 2020 (Friday), 1:00-3:00 PM. The event will feature “Si Chowchow” by Angelo P. Benavidez and Aiko Shumizu, “Dumating na si Manang Elisa!” by Godfrey T. Dancel and Gabbi Ramirez, and “Bukas na si Cajon” by Jesh Alberto and Gabbi Ramirez with guest readers Senator Risa Hontiveros, Pinky Amador, and Bodjie Pascua

Register at tinyurl.com/upcwgspride2020. Online registration will end on June 18 (Thursday), 6:00 PM. For late registrants, please send us a message on Facebook.

Call for Participants: Online Course on Gender Responsive Psycho-Social Support for Frontliners in Times of Disaster

In line with the launch of the DAta, Knowledge, and Information LAuncher (DAKILA) online learning platform, as its initial offering, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is conducting an Online Course on Gender Responsive Psycho-Social Support for Frontliners in Times of Disaster. Training starts in June 2020.

The online course aims to provide gender responsive psycho-social support to frontliners of disaster response through an online platform which can be accessed by the participants at their own pace and time within a particular period, which at the same time will serve as a respite from the daily grind of their highly demanding work as frontliners.

The training is free of charge. Since we would like to ensure the overall excellent quality of our training programs, accepting of participants is on a first come, first served basis.

Please register using the Google Form link below: https://forms.gle/QTWQdHHSQcVrg7A38

For further questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with Vince Hermoso through the following details: [email protected] or 09953422151.

Screening: Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is inviting everyone to the free, one-time screening of Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita (2013) on 15 June 2020 (Monday), 2:00-5:00 PM as part of its Pride Month celebration. Watch a 12-year old Anita fall in love with the new woman in town; years later, a girlhood crush blossoms during the Fiesta of Santa Clara in Obando, Bulacan. A Q&A with director Sigrid Andrea Bernardo will follow the screening.

Register here: tinyurl.com/upcwgspride2020. The link also includes information on the other Pride Month events, which are all free.

Launch: DAta, Knowledge, and Information LAuncher

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) invites everyone to join in the grand launch of DAta, Knowledge, and Information LAuncher (DAKILA) online training platform on 12 June 2020 (Friday), 10:00 AM via Zoom.

This event will highlight the DAKILA online learning platform as to how it looks like and how it works. Also, participants will be given the chance to share insights and ask questions. Program will be posted soon.

To register, please refer to the link: http://ow.ly/FOuH50A1gO6

For further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Vince Hermoso through the following details: [email protected] or 09953422151.

Conversations through Art

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.

UPCWGS presents second batch of Angat Bayi fellows

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.

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (seated, first from right) of the UPCWGS with Counselor on Political and Public Affairs Warren Mucci (seated, second from left) of the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines, Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo (seated, center), and the second batch of fellows of the Angat Bayi Women’s Political Empowerment Fellowship Program on February 19 at the Office of the Vice President, Quezon City

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.

UPCWGS Women’s Month 2020 Celebration: Schedule of Activities

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]

Schedule of UPCWGS Trainings and Workshops for 2020

Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for SUCs, GOCCs, and Government Agencies Seminar Workshop
20-24 April 2020
Gender Responsive Early Childhood Care and Development for SUCs, GOCCs, and Government Agencies Seminar Workshop
18-22 May 2020
Gender Responsive Feminist Counseling and Psychosocial Assistance for SUCs Seminar Workshop
15-19 June 2020
Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for Local Government Units Seminar Workshop
20-24 July 2020
Gender Responsive Early Childhood Care and Development for Local Government Units Seminar Workshop
10-14 August 2020
Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for SUCs, GOCCs, and Government Agencies Seminar Workshop
21-25 September 2020
Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for Local Government Units Seminar Workshop
19-23 October 2020

GENERAL RULES AND GUIDELINES

  • Training fee is ₱12,500, inclusive of food (lunch, AM and PM snacks), training materials, and certificates.
  • A non-refundable 30% deposit is required.
  • Official Confirmation Letter will be sent upon successful receipt of the Official Reply Slip.
  • Reply slips can be accessed through the following links:

Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for SUCs, GOCCs, and Government Agencies Seminar Workshop
20-24 April 2020
https://drive.google.com/…/1lv0CwsoQTKj5gQYdebYj4Ersw…/view…

Gender Responsive Early Childhood Care and Development for SUCs, GOCCs, and Government Agencies Seminar Workshop
18-22 May 2020
https://drive.google.com/…/1qFvplNQgUMsAD6hnlEn852cjO…/view…

Gender Responsive Feminist Counseling and Psychosocial Assistance for SUCs Seminar Workshop
15-19 June 2020
https://drive.google.com/…/1Qfv-6MGR4a2msrPidzKb4bVFY…/view…

Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for Local Government Units Seminar Workshop
20-24 July 2020
https://drive.google.com/…/1lGoSI5Ny9Hs_Vop4T64YowRrn…/view…

Gender Responsive Early Childhood Care and Development for Local Government Units
Seminar Workshop
10-14 August 2020
https://drive.google.com/…/15WJxWomQ7HK2kqiRL7RZ9bHYx…/view…

Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for SUCs, GOCCs, and Government Agencies Seminar Workshop
21-25 September 2020
https://drive.google.com/…/1JbW8tlrhSHXUQEvjYxjs9j6V5…/view…

Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for Local Government Units Seminar Workshop
19-23 October 2020
https://drive.google.com/…/1XUFy1EJi87DL0bh0US-zPqrYj…/view…

For questions, please get in touch with Vince Hermoso of the UPCWGS Training, Outreach, and Extension Program at the following numbers:
(+632) 89206950
(+632) 89818500 loc. 4226
09358185499