All posts by UPCWGS

UPCWSFI: Chikahan Kasama ang mga Feminista ng Bayan

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI) will be conducting Chikahan Kasama ang mga Feminista ng Bayan on 14 September 2022 (Wednesday), 12:30-2:00 PM via Zoom.

Invited guests will share their insights, perspectives, and experiences on some of the important issues surrounding gender, especially on carework and breadwinning.

Register for free by clicking the link: https://forms.gle/bF7RmmTmyRGGoDZt8.

Saying Yes to Whose Pleasures?

A Feminist Study on the Acceptability of Pregnancies for Young Women

“What are the experiences and views of teenagers on sexuality, pregnancy, fertility, and pleasure? How do gender norms around femininity and motherhood shape or limit teens’ sexual and reproductive health concerns and their social relationships within their communities?” (Oxfam Pilipinas, 2022)

You can now access the study entitled Saying Yes to Whose Pleasures? A Feminist Study on the Acceptability of Pregnancies for Young Women by principal researcher Sabrina Laya Gacad of the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) here.

This paper was developed by Sabrina Laya Gacad for Oxfam Pilipinas, in partnership with the UPCWGS.

Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge

Site of Convergence: Changes in Perception of the World and Oneself After Miscarriage

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) invites everyone to Site of Convergence: Changes in Perception of the World and Oneself After Miscarriage on 22 July 2022 (Friday), 2:00-3:30 PM (Manila Time) via online. Our speaker for this event is Marcela Kościańczuk. This event is the eighth session of the “Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge” lecture series.

To register for the event, click here: https://tinyurl.com/SOCptsd.

The lecture presents the results of qualitative research based on 21 interviews with Polish women who experienced miscarriage up to three years ago. Marcela Kościańczuk used structured interviews based on the narrative free expression and then questions based on the areas of posttraumatic growth. Kościańczuk tried to analyze if participants of the research experienced changes that may be connected with strategies of coping with stress or posttraumatic growth.

Marcela Kościańczuk works as a University Professor at the Department of Cultural Studies in Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland (Poznan). She also has an MA in Psychology and is an art therapist and psychotherapist. She has published four books based on qualitative research (sometimes visual interviews). She is an author of several articles, and a few of them are available in English. She is interested in minority studies, women studies and medical anthropology, and connections between cultural studies and psychology. Her publications are about topics such as identity of Messianic Jews, understanding of safety and unsafety among Palestinian women, relations between social understanding of health conditions and personal perspectives of cancer patients, cooperation between psychologists and cultural workers in the field of coworking with refugees in Poland.

For registrants, links will be sent on the day before the event or earlier. Kindly wait for our email. If you have registered but did not get the link, send us your email via a private message on Facebook or email us at [email protected]

KDCC: Job Opening

The Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC) is looking for a daycare teacher.

Qualifications

  • Has a degree or training background in Early Childhood Development
  • An experience in teaching on early childhood set-up for 1-5 years old is an advantage
  • Advocate of gender fairness, nationalism, and love for the environment
  • Loves children

Interested applicants may submit their resume and letter of application to [email protected] on or before 15 July 2022.

Email Subject: KDCC Job Opening – Name of Applicant

Address the letter of application to:
Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles
Director
UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City

For further inquiries, you may call 09452096949 or email us at [email protected]

The State of LGBTQIA+ Health in the Philippines: A Panel Discussion on Policy, Advocacy, and Research

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is hosting a panel discussion on The State of LGBTQIA+ Health in the Philippines on 24 June 2022 (Friday), 2:00-3:30 PM via Zoom.

Featuring voices from members of the community, policymaking circles, community-based organizations, and the academe, this webinar will be an avenue to discuss pressing health issues for the Filipino LGBTQIA+ community and ways for different sectors to collaborate.

This webinar is free and open to the public.

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

Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge

Tumitindig, Tumitindi: Living and Speaking through LGBTQ+ Activism in Urban Philippines

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) invites everyone to Tumitindig, Tumitindi: Living and Speaking through LGBTQ+ Activism in Urban Philippines on 20 June 2022 (Monday), 2:00-3:30 PM (Manila Time) via Zoom. This event is the seventh session of the “Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge” lecture series.

Register via https://tinyurl.com/LGBTActivismPH.

Our speaker is Victoria G. Amos. She is an Alice Brown Scholar and PhD candidate in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh, currently being sponsored by the Institute of Philippine Culture at Ateneo de Manila University as a Visiting Research Associate. She received an Integrated Master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2019.

In the webinar, she will talk about two research projects. She will talk about her fieldwork conducted with UP Babaylan in 2018, which culminated in her dissertation entitled “Many Are Called, But Few Are Chosen: Navigating Validity and Authenticity amongst LGBTQ+ Youth in Urban Philippines.” She will also talk about her ongoing research, which seeks to examine the specific discourses and lived experiences of queer Filipinos in relation to the concepts of “coming out,” “being out,” and “LGBTQ+ Pride,” engaging with a broader range of demographics and methodologies in the process of data gathering/dissemination.

For registrants, links will be sent on the day before the event or earlier. Kindly wait for our email. Please make sure to create a Zoom account, and log in your Zoom account before you click on the webinar link. Individuals who do not have a Zoom account and are not logged in will not be able to enter the Zoom webinar. If you have registered but did not get the link, send us your email via a private message on Facebook or email us at [email protected]

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.