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Call for Research Proposals: 2020 UPCWGS Research Grant

[NOTE: The deadline for submission of research proposals for the 2020 UPCWGS Research Grant is extended until 30 November 2019.]

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is now accepting proposals for its 2020 UPCWGS Research Grant.

The grant seeks to fund cutting-edge research on women and gender in the Philippines and the ASEAN region. This is open to both UP and non-UP researchers.

The UPCWGS will award funding of up to PhP200,000 to five (5) research projects on women and gender in the Philippines and the ASEAN region. Project duration should be within a six-month period, with an estimated start by March 2020.

Proposals should follow the format indicated in the PROJECT PROPOSAL TEMPLATE (https://drive.google.com/…/134CQ0_ApDCXHc0GcLGe4IlgPE…/view…) and use this CHECKLIST (https://drive.google.com/…/1w1Mt9SQ-i5zY5YLH9ynRaCKxg…/view…) 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) and for research involving sectors that are marginalized or disadvantaged by virtue of their age, gender, social class, disability, ethnicity, and physical or mental health.

Please email your proposals to [email protected], with “RESEARCH PROPOSAL 2020” in the subject line, by 16 November 2019.

*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).

Conversations through Art with Rina Angela Corpus

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) continues with its discussion series, “Conversations through Art (CTA): Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation,” with movement artist Rina Angela Corpus. The fourth session of the series, a workshop entitled, Stillness in Motion: A Meditative Movement Experience, will be held on 25 November 2019 (Monday), 1:30-4:30 PM at the UPCWGS.

The workshop is based on principles of Raja yoga, an open-eyed meditation, and Qigong, an ancient energy exercise with focus on mindfulness and slow, flowing movements. Through focus on positive affirmations and present-moment awareness, the workshop aims to improve one’s well-being through movement.

Confirm your attendance through our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/3031029430456432/

Registration is free. Please come in comfortable clothing.

As part of CTA, the workshop will continue the series’ thrust to bring together 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 who are using specific creative modalities for personal-professional, community, and sectoral development.

KDCC Merchandise for Project Kalinga

[NOTE: The pre-order period for the Kalinga merchandise is extended until 11 November 2019. Shirts are now also available in kids sizes.]

For this year’s Interior Design 179 (Special Projects in Interior Design) capstone course, the University of the Philippines BS Interior Design Class of 2020 is dedicating its services to the Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC) with the project, “Kalinga: Nurturing Spaces for Their Future.”

As part of Project Kalinga: The Renovation of Kalinga Day Care Center, the UP BS Interior Design Class of 2020, with the help of the KDCC, is offering a line of merchandise – three shirts and one ecobag – for sale.

The Freya Shirt and Faith Shirt feature the drawings of two four-year-old KDCC kids of what their image of a family is.

The Grid Shirt shows the location of the KDCC.

The Kalinga Tote, with a child’s handprint design, has six pockets.

The Kalinga merchandise* may be pre-ordered through this link: tinyurl.com/KalingaMerch from 15 to 31 October 2019.

*All proceeds will go to the UP BS Interior Design Class of 2020’s Project Kalinga: The Renovation of Kalinga Day Care Center.

To learn more about Project Kalinga and KDCC, you may visit the UP BS Interior Design Class of 2020’s Facebook page or email [email protected]

For cash donations:

BDO Savings Account
Steffi Kay C. Yuquimpo
0027-7013-2144

GoGetFunding
tinyurl.com/BSID2020KalingaFunding

UPCWGS organizes third session of Conversations through Art series

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) organized the third session of the discussion series, “Conversations through Art: Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation,” on 19 October 2019 at the UPCWGS Conference Room.

The third session of the series, Self-Discovery through Intuitive Dance Movement, featured dancer and choreographer Ea Torrado who introduced the participants to Daloy Movement, a free-form kind of dance style that taps into the wisdom of the body through the four elements, which she developed. In addition to the dance workshop, Ms. Torrado’s short films on extra-judicial killings were also screened during the event.

Ea Torrado (third from left) and Ernyros “Amos” V. Manlangit (third from right) with the participants of Self-Discovery through Intuitive Dance Movement on October 19

Conversations through Art 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 launches Site of Convergence series

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) launched the discussion series, “Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge,” on 18 October 2019 at the UPCWGS Conference Room.

The first session of the series, Malay Women and Dehijabbing: A Reading and Forum with Maryam Lee, featured a book reading of “Unveiling Choice” by Maryam Lee, wherein Ms. Lee explains her decision to stop wearing the hijab. Other discussants were Judy Ann A. Lubiano and Dr. Nassef M. Adiong of the Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS), UP Diliman and the Decolonial Studies Program (DSP), UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS).

Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran (seated, right) of the UPCWGS, Maryam Lee (seated, center), Judy Ann A. Lubiano (seated, left), and Dr. Nassef M. Adiong (second row, center) with some of the attendees of Malay Women and Dehijabbing: A Reading and Forum with Maryam Lee on October 18

UPCWGS conducts Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive ECCD Program

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), together with the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI), conducted a Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Early Child Care and Development (ECCD) Program on 14-18 October 2019 at the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), UP Diliman. Resource persons were Dr. Excelsa C. Tongson of the UPCWGS and the Department of Family Life and Child Development (DFLCD), College of Home Economics (CHE), UP Diliman; Laniza R. Lacsamana of the UPCWGS; Gina Rose L. Chan of the UPCWGS; Prof. Paul Edward N. Muego of the Department of Community Development (DCD), CSWCD, UP Diliman; Prof. Miriam Ugaddan of the DFLCD, CHE, UP Diliman; Prof. Lorena W. Tengco of the Department of Food Science and Nutrition (DFSN), CHE, UP Diliman; and Dr. Ferdiliza Dandah S. Garcia.

Dr. Excelsa C. Tongson (seated, second row, third from right) with the UPCWGS Secretariat and the participants of the Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Early Child Care and Development (ECCD) Program on October 18 at CSWCD, UP Diliman

The seminar-workshop is specifically designed for organizations that have existing day care or child-minding center or have plans to put up one to accommodate the need of the employees for such facility. The target training participants are personnel who are or will be directly involved in the daily operations of their day care/child-minding center. It aims to enhance the capacity of the ECCD practitioners in providing childhood care to children under their supervision by updating their knowledge and skills in ECCD and ensuring that the facility, curriculum, and program is gender-responsive.

[With a report from Fernand Vincent M. Hermoso]

Call for Nominations: Angat Bayi Fellows 2020-2021

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI), with the support of the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines’ Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) and the Office of the Vice President-Angat Buhay, are launching the Angat Bayi Women’s Political Empowerment Fellowship (AB PEF) Program for elected women leaders Batch II for year 2020-2021. AB PEF recognizes the fundamental value of women’s political participation in achieving women’s empowerment and national development.

Please send your nominees and required application materials to [email protected] and complete the nominee’s application form through http://bit.ly/angatbayifellows on or before 22 November 2019 (Friday), 5:00 PM.

Call for Applications: Angat Bayi Candon Young Women’s Fellowship (ABCYWF) Program

[NOTE: In response to the request to accommodate additional applicants to the Angat Bayi Candon Young Women’s Fellowship Program, Angat Bayi is extending the deadline for application to 7 November 2019.]

The Candon Youth for Empowerment Movement, Inc., in partnership with 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 International Republican Institute (IRI), the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), and the Office of the Vice President’s Angat Buhay Program, are launching the first Angat Bayi Candon Young Women’s Fellowship (ABCYWF) Program. The ABCYWF aims to encourage young women to be politically active and develop their skills and capacities on feminist leadership.

Go to http://bit.ly/abyoungwomenfellows and complete your application on or before 30 October 2019 (Wednesday), 3:00 PM.

Conversations through Art with Ea Torrado

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) continues with its discussion series, “Conversations through Art (CTA): Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation,” this time with dancer and choreographer Ea Torrado. The third session of the series, Self-Discovery through Intuitive Dance Movement, will be held on 19 October 2019 (Saturday), 1:00-4:00 PM at the UPCWGS Conference Room.

Welcoming even those without any dance background, Ms. Torrado will teach participants how to use a free-form kind of dance style in order to understand themselves on a deeper level. This type of dance is called Daloy Movement. First developed by Ms. Torrado in Sikat Studio and Erehwon Arts Center in Manila then presented at international festivals and other events, Daloy Movement taps into the wisdom of the body through the four elements.

Participants are requested to come in comfortable clothes. The event is free but Ms. Torrado also accepts donations.

Aside from the dance workshop, there will also be a screening of Ms. Torrado’s short films on extra-judicial killings.

As part of CTA, the workshop will continue the series’ thrust to bring together 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 who are using specific creative modalities for personal-professional, community, and sectoral development.

Call for Research Proposals: 2020 UPCWGS Research Grant

[NOTE: Please click for the updated Call for Research Proposals.]

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is now accepting proposals for its 2020 UPCWGS Research Grant.

The grant seeks to fund cutting-edge research on women and gender in the Philippines and the ASEAN region. Proposals should have a staff or faculty member from the University of the Philippines as the project leader. In the case of non-permanent staff or non-tenured faculty members, they should also make sure they have a permanent staff/faculty member as guarantor.

The UPCWGS will award funding of up to PhP200,000 to five (5) research projects on women and gender in the Philippines and the ASEAN region. Project duration should be within a six-month period, with an estimated start by March 2020.

Proposals should follow the format indicated in the PROJECT PROPOSAL TEMPLATE (https://drive.google.com/file/d/134CQ0_ApDCXHc0GcLGe4IlgPERHbJGmU/view) and use this CHECKLIST (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w1Mt9SQ-i5zY5YLH9ynRaCKxgAjV94U-/view) 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) and for research involving sectors that are marginalized or disadvantaged by virtue of their age, gender, social class, disability, ethnicity, and physical or mental health.

Please email your proposals to [email protected], with “RESEARCH PROPOSAL 2020” in the subject line, by 16 November 2019.

*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).