Kalinga Day Care Center Remote Learning Program

Children have the right to be taken care of, and they should not be left behind amid this pandemic.

The Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC) will continue its services to the community by having online sessions. There may be no physical interactions but KDCC aims to provide psychosocial care through our virtual interactions, and carefully planned activities.

This school year will be very different yet exciting for all of us as we will implement a different form of learning. If you are interested in our child care services this year, kindly fill-up our application form: bit.ly/KDCCApp2020.

[By Kalinga Day Care Center]

Philippine Queer Studies Conference 2020

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), UP Babaylan, and the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) LGBT Psychology Special Interest Group present the first national LGBTQI research conference, Philippine Queer Studies Conference (PQSC) 2020, which will be held on 26-28 October 2020 in a synchronous online format through Facebook Live and Zoom. Register now at https://tinyurl.com/pqsc2020registration. Registration is FREE and open until October 12.

Book Launch: Philippine NGO Beijing + 25 Report

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and Oxfam Pilipinas are jointly organizing the online book launch of the Philippine NGO Beijing + 25 Report, which will be held on 15 September 2020 (Tuesday), 9:00-11:30 AM via Zoom. Register by clicking the link: https://forms.gle/ZBTbm4qrb99NL5dP9.

The event coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), which was unanimously adopted by 189 countries at the Fourth United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing, China in 1995.

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

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), through the Data, Knowledge, and Information Launcher (DaKILa) online learning platform, is organizing the online training on Gender Responsive Psycho-Social Support for Frontliners in Times of Disaster for its second batch of trainees.

Interested participants may get in touch with Vince Hermoso through the following details: 09953422151 or [email protected]

Book Launch: Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXIX, Number 2

Special Issue on Gender and Populism in the Philippines

Cover Art: NIKKI LUNA, FRAGRANT FILIPINA, marble sculpture, image courtesy of the artist.

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is launching the latest issue of its journal, the Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXIX, Number 2: Special Issue on Gender and Populism in the Philippines, today, 14 August 2020, 3:00 PM.

An excerpt from the Editorial Introduction: Duterte’s Philippines in the World of Gendered Populism by Cleve V. Arguelles and Veronica L. Gregorio:

“The resurgence of populism is one of the most significant contemporary developments to have affected the lives of women and other gender minorities in the Philippines and the rest of the world. The Review of Women’s Studies Special Issue on Gender and Populism in the Philippines (2020) critically examines the varied ways the marriage of patriarchal practices and populist politics has reinforced, re-shaped, and retrofitted the contours of hegemonic gender norms in Philippine society. Using a diverse set of scholarly lenses, the special issue pays attention to the pernicious consequences of gendered populism on the everyday experiences of Filipino women and LGBTQ+ communities on the ground.”

You may view the journal here.

Conversations through Art with Nikki Luna

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the Feminist Media Lab (FEMMELAB) and the Art Ventures and Advocacy Network (ART VAN), continues with its discussion series, “Conversations through Art (CTA): Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation,” with artist Nikki Luna. The seventh session of the series, Why Should Artists Tell Women’s Stories with Great Care, will be held on 26 August 2020 (Wednesday), 4:00 PM via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Register at https://forms.gle/DEooczR82JAvxqhA9. Online registration will end on August 25 (Tuesday), 6:00 PM. If you are having trouble with the registration, please send us a message on Facebook.

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.

Conversations through Art: Arts and Disability 20/20

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the SOBI House, the NORFIL Foundation, Inc., the Boundless Possibilities Foundation, Inc., the British Council, and the UP Manila Museum of a History of Ideas, is organizing another “Conversations through Art (CTA): Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation.” The sixth session of the discussion series, Arts and Disability 20/20: The Value of Expressive Arts to Physical, Social, and Emotional Well-Being of Persons with Disabilities in a Time of Pandemic, will be held on 25 July 2020 (Saturday), 4:00-5:00 PM via Zoom and Facebook Live. Interested participants may register at https://forms.gle/2GUZRtnsTuESfQAg7.

The online art exhibit will feature a group of artists with diverse abilities and exceptionalities who documented their thoughts and feelings during the initial months of the COVID-19 global pandemic through a series of creative journaling exercises while staying at home.

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.

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.