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Arts-Based Method: Creative Workshop Video Highlights

Last year, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted the creative movement, visual, and life stories workshops with the LGBTQIA+ cluster and the North Luzon group in pursuit of the arts-based research project. The arts-based research project aims to pioneer a more innovative, engaging, and accessible approach to the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention discourse through its arts-based methodology, while also widening the constituency for advocacy by drawing on the feminist standpoint epistemology to find approaches appropriate for sectors with different perspectives.

This method can be more effective than traditional approaches in recontextualizing SRHR as more than a health and women’s concern and casting it more as a personal issue regardless of social standing and gender, and in producing and helping other organizations produce 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 workshops with the LGBTQIA+ cluster here and the North Luzon group here.

[Deadline Extended] Call for Research Proposals: 2022 UPCWGS Research Grant

[NOTE: The deadline for submission of research proposals for the 2022 UPCWGS Research Grant is extended until 1 May 2022.]

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is now accepting proposals for its 2022 UPCWGS Research Grant. The grant seeks to fund cutting-edge research on women and gender in the Philippines and the ASEAN region. Due to the ongoing restrictions and risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will prioritize research that will use digital research methods or hybrid methods for data gathering.

The UPCWGS will award funding of up to PhP110,000 to seven (7) research projects on women and gender in the Philippines and the ASEAN region. Project duration should be within a six-month period with the start date on 1 July 2022. One of the project proponents should be currently affiliated with the University of the Philippines.

Proposals should follow the format indicated in the PROJECT PROPOSAL TEMPLATE (https://tinyurl.com/UPCWGSprojeprop) and use this CHECKLIST (https://tinyurl.com/UPCWGSchecklist) for formulating their budget. Submissions should also include a proof of application for an ethics clearance if research poses more than minimal risk* to human participants (in health and development research).

Please email your proposals to [email protected], with “2022 UPCWGS RESEARCH GRANT” in the subject line, by 1 May 2022.

*A risk is minimal when the probability and magnitude of harm or discomfort anticipated in the proposed research are not greater, in and of themselves, than those ordinarily encountered in daily life or during the performance of routine physical or psychological examinations or tests (National Ethical Guidelines for Health Research 2011).

Mithi: UPCWGS Publications Launch

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is launching the following publications today, 29 March 2022:

OSAEC Awareness Primer for Teachers and School Administrators and Staff

You may view and download the Primer here.

Gabay para sa mga Guro at Kawani sa OSAEC

You may view and download the Gabay here.

Resisting Marginality: Filipino Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

The book features the three research studies:

  • Finding Integrity in (Bodily) Autonomy: Unpacking the Narratives on Sexuality, Gender-Based Violence, and Bodily Autonomy Through the Lens of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Key Players
  • The Making of Lunas Collective: Building Communities of Care
  • Beyond Lockdowns: Narratives of SRHR Initiatives in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This publication is supported by the UPCWGS and Oxfam as part of the Sexual Health Empowerment program funded by Oxfam and Global Affairs Canada.

You may view and download the book here.

Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXXI, Number 2

You may view the journal here until 30 April 2022.

Engendering Inclusive and Transformative Early Childhood Care and Development

You may view the book here.

Looking Back and Moving Forward: What Have We Done, What We Can Do

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) invites everyone to attend Looking Back and Moving Forward: What Have We Done, What We Can Do, a roundtable discussion on women in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, on 24 March 2022 (Thursday), 1:30-3:30 PM via Zoom. This will also be live streamed at the UPCWGS Facebook page.

Speakers and reactors include Ms. Jocelyn Garcia and Dr. Maureen Mata (Employment of Women with Disability), Dr. Maria Helen Dayo and Dr. Zenaida Reyes (Women and Education), and Ms. Daryl Leyesa and Dr. Chester Arcilla (Women in the Informal Economy).

Registration is free and can be accessed through the link: https://bit.ly/UPCWGS_RTD2022.

Certificate of Participation will be provided.

UPCWSFI: Gender Sensitivity Training for Social Media Influencers

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI), in partnership with the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), will be organizing a Gender Sensitivity Training for Social Media Influencers to be held on 30 (Wednesday) and 31 (Thursday) March 2022, 10:00-11:30 AM via Zoom.

Register for FREE through the link: https://forms.gle/XJjQABok9imspYi39.

Mithi: Publications Launch

To cap off its Women’s Month celebration, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) brings you Mithi: Publications Launch on 29 March 2022 (Tuesday), 1:00-3:00 PM via Zoom. This will also be live streamed at the UPCWGS Facebook page.

Three publications of the UPCWGS will be launched, namely, “Engendering Inclusive and Transformative Early Childhood Care and Development,” “Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXXI, Number 2,” and “OSAEC (Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children) Awareness Primer for Teachers and School Administrators and Staff.”

Registration is free and can be accessed through the link: https://bit.ly/MITHI2022.

Certificate of Participation will be provided upon accomplishment of the event’s feedback form which will be shared during the program.

Call for Research Proposals: 2022 UPCWGS Research Grant

[NOTE: The deadline for submission of research proposals for the 2022 UPCWGS Research Grant is extended until 1 May 2022.]

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is now accepting proposals for its 2022 UPCWGS Research Grant. The grant seeks to fund cutting-edge research on women and gender in the Philippines and the ASEAN region. Due to the ongoing restrictions and risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will prioritize research that will use digital research methods or hybrid methods for data gathering.

The UPCWGS will award funding of up to PhP110,000 to seven (7) research projects on women and gender in the Philippines and the ASEAN region. Project duration should be within a six-month period with the start date on 1 July 2022. One of the project proponents should be currently affiliated with the University of the Philippines.

Proposals should follow the format indicated in the PROJECT PROPOSAL TEMPLATE (https://tinyurl.com/UPCWGSprojeprop) and use this CHECKLIST (https://tinyurl.com/UPCWGSchecklist) for formulating their budget. Submissions should also include a proof of application for an ethics clearance if research poses more than minimal risk* to human participants (in health and development research).

Please email your proposals to [email protected], with “2022 UPCWGS RESEARCH GRANT” in the subject line, by 15 April 2022.

*A risk is minimal when the probability and magnitude of harm or discomfort anticipated in the proposed research are not greater, in and of themselves, than those ordinarily encountered in daily life or during the performance of routine physical or psychological examinations or tests (National Ethical Guidelines for Health Research 2011).

Women’s Month 2022: UPCWGS Calendar of Activities

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) brings you its calendar of activities for this year’s Women’s Month celebration:

March 8 (Tuesday), 1:00-2:30 PM
Padayon, Kababaihan!: The UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Women’s Month Virtual Opening Celebration

March 12 (Saturday), 2:00-4:30 PM
Conversations through Art Session 10 – Pumapag-ibig in a Feminist Way: A Feminist Spoken Word Workshop

March 15 (Tuesday), 2:00-3:30 PM
Kapihan ng mga Peminista 2022

March 24 (Thursday), 1:30-3:30 PM
Looking Back and Moving Forward: What Have We Done, What We Can Do – A Roundtable Discussion on Women in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 29 (Tuesday), 1:00-3:00 PM
Mithi: Publications Launch of OSAEC Primer, Review of Women’s Studies Vol. 31, No. 2, and Engendering Inclusive and Transformative Early Childhood Care and Development

March 30 (Wednesday) & 31 (Thursday), 2:00-4:00 PM (tentative)
Gender Sensitivity Training for Media Influencers

Kapihan ng mga Peminista 2022

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) brings you Kapihan ng mga Peminista 2022 on 15 March 2022 (Tuesday), 2:00-3:30 PM via Zoom. This will also be live streamed at the UPCWGS Facebook page.

Various women leaders across diverse backgrounds will provide messages of solidarity. There will be games and audience engagements in between as well. Exciting prizes await game winners. Please wear something purple or pink and have a cup of coffee with you.

Registration is free and can be accessed through the link: https://bit.ly/KapihanPeminista2022.

Certificate of Participation will be provided.

For questions, please get in touch with Vince Hermoso at 09953422151.

Padayon, Kababaihan!: The UPCWGS Women’s Month Virtual Opening Celebration

To open its Women’s Month celebration, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) brings you Padayon, Kababaihan!: The UPCWGS Women’s Month Virtual Opening Celebration on 8 March 2022 (Tuesday), 1:00 PM via Zoom. This will also be live streamed at the UPCWGS Facebook page.

Various UP Constituent Universities will be providing special messages. Virtual wellness sessions for dance, and for yoga and meditation, will be provided by Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles, UPCWGS Director, and Prof. Sabrina Laya S. Gacad, Lunas Collective Founder, respectively.

Registration is free through the link: https://bit.ly/PadayonKababaihan2022.

Certificate of Participation will be provided.

For questions, please get in touch with Vince Hermoso of the UPCWGS Training, Outreach, and Extension Program at 09953422151.