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UPCWGS Extramural Program: Call for Participants

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is organizing an extramural entitled, “Are We Gender Responsive Enough? Making the GAD Plan Work: A Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting),” on 13-17 August 2019 at the Institute for Small-Scale Industries (ISSI) and the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), UP Diliman.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • Training is open for members of the GAD Focal Point System of SUCs, government agencies, LGUs, and GOCCs.
  • Training fee of Php12,500 will cover food, materials, kit, and certificate.
  • Reply Slip should be accomplished and submitted to Vince Hermoso of the UPCWGS Training, Outreach, and Extension Program ([email protected]) on or before 2 August 2019.
  • Upon successful receipt of your Reply Slip, an OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION LETTER will be sent to your office. You will need to download or print this letter, and present it upon your arrival on the first day of training. Only those who will receive the OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION LETTER are counted as official participants for this extramural.
  • PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ORGANIZATION HAS RECEIVED THE OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION LETTER BEFORE BOOKING YOUR FLIGHTS AND ACCOMMODATION. THE OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION LETTER WILL SERVE AS YOUR ORGANIZATION’S TRAINING PASS.

Reply Slip can be accessed here: 
http://bit.ly/GRPBReplySlip

Should there be further questions, please feel free to get in touch with Vince Hermoso at [email protected], (+632) 9206950, (+632) 9818500 VoIP 4226, or 09358185499.

UPCWGS launches Conversations through Art series

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), together with the Youth, Adult Survivors and Kin in Need (YAKIN), the Art Ventures and Advocacy Network (ART VAN), and the Office of the Vice Mayor of Quezon City, launched the discussion series, “Conversations through Art: Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation,” on 27 June 2019 at the QCX: Quezon City Experience, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City.

The first session of the series, Storytelling and Literary Expression in Healing from Sexual Abuse, featured a book reading of “Survivors: Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse,” by Eirliani Abdul Rahman of YAKIN and the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation US. Other storytellers were Dr. Conchitina “Chingbee” R. Cruz of the Department of English and Comparative Literature (DECL), College of Arts and Letters (CAL), UP Diliman; Prof. Marie Rose “Yot” H. Morales of the Department of Psychology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), UP Diliman; and Prof. Ernyros “Amos” V. Manlangit of the Department of Art Theory, College of Fine Arts (CFA), UP Diliman. A creative intermission was performed by Prof. Sabrina Laya S. Gacad of the Department of Women and Development Studies (DWDS), College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), UP Diliman.

Officials and staff of the UPCWGS with the storytellers, guest speakers, and attendees of Storytelling and Literary Expression in Healing from Sexual Abuse on June 27 at QCX: Quezon City Experience, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City

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.

Conversations through Art: Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation

Session 01: Storytelling and Literary Expression in Healing from Sexual Abuse

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), together with the Youth, Adult Survivors, and Kin in Need (YAKIN), and the Office of the Vice Mayor of Quezon City, is hosting Eirliani Abdul Rahman for the launch of a discussion series entitled, “Conversations through Art: Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation,” which aims to promote art for social change. The first session of the series, Storytelling and Literary Expression in Healing from Sexual Abuse, features a book reading of “Survivors: Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse,” which was co-authored by Ms. Eirliani and published by Marshall Cavendish Asia in 2017. Ms. Eirliani is the co-founder and Executive Director of YAKIN, which helps child victims and adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and the Program Director of the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation.

Date: 27 June 2019 (Thursday), 2:00-5:00 PM                                                                                   Venue: QCX: Quezon City Experience, Quezon Memorial Circle

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 conducts Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting

As part of its Extramural 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 Are We Gender Responsive Enough? Making GAD Agenda Work (Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting) on 17-21 June 2019 at the Institute for Small-Scale Industries (ISSI), UP Diliman. Resource persons were Dr. Excelsa C. Tongson of the UPCWGS and the Department of Family Life and Child Development (FLCD), College of Home Economics (CHE), UP Diliman; Dr. Carolyn I. Sobritchea of the UPCWSFI; and Gichelle A. Cruz of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW).

The seminar-workshop aims to capacitate and enhance the skills of the participants in preparing the Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget Report (PB) and the GAD Accomplishment Report (AR) that all government offices are mandated to submit yearly to the PCW, the Commission on Audit (COA), and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). An orientation in crafting the GAD Agenda, which “shall be the basis for the annual formulation of programs, activities and projects (PAPs) to be included in the GPBs of agencies,” was also included.

Dr. Excelsa C. Tongson (seated, sixth from left) of the UPCWGS and Dr. Carolyn I. Sobritchea (seated, center) of the UPCWSFI with the participants of Are We Gender Responsive Enough? Making GAD Agenda Work (Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting) on June 18 at ISSI, UP Diliman

[With a report from Laniza R. Lacsamana]

UPCWGS launches second edition of Anong Pangalan Mo Sa Gabi?

As part of its celebration of Pride Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in collaboration with the UP Babaylan and Babaylanes, Inc., launched the second edition of Anong Pangalan Mo Sa Gabi? on 13 June 2019 at the Vargas Museum, UP Diliman.

Officials, staff, and members of the UPCWGS, UP Babaylan, and Babaylanes, Inc. with their guests at the launching of the second edition of Anong Pangalan Mo Sa Gabi? on June 13 at Vargas Museum, UP Diliman

Kalinga Day Care Center: Job Opening

The Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC) is looking for day care teachers.

If you:

  • have a degree or training background in Early Childhood Development*
  • are an advocate of gender fairness, nationalism, and love for the environment
  • love children

*Experience in teaching on early childhood set-up for 1-5 years old is an advantage.

Interested applicants may submit their résumé and letter of application to the KDCC on or before 14 June 2019, addressed 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 visit #50 Aglipay cor. Agoncillo Sts., Area 1, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City (near UP Health Service, behind UP Protestant Church) or call 09169278245 / 09205890870.

UPCWGS organizes discussion on Misinformation and Social Media

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the Pew Research Center, organized Misinformation and Social Media: Views from Emerging Economies on 3 June 2019 at the UPCWGS Conference Room. Dr. Laura Silver, Senior Researcher at the Pew Research Center, shared her insights from a survey she and her team conducted across 11 developing countries in 2018.

Dr. Laura Silver (second from right) of the Pew Research Center with (from left to right) Dr. Excelsa C. Tongson, Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran, and Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles of the UPCWGS at the Misinformation and Social Media: Views from Emerging Economies on June 3

Misinformation and Social Media: Views from Emerging Economies

How do people access information, and how can this affect political phenomena? People across 11 emerging economies say that their phones help them get news, despite their fears of misinformation.

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), together with the Pew Research Center, is proud to host Dr. Laura Silver, Senior Researcher at the Pew Research Center, as she shares her insights from a survey she and her team conducted across 11 developing countries in 2018.

Date: 3 June 2019 (Monday), 2:00-4:00 PM
Venue: UPCWGS Conference Room

Slots are limited, so please click on the link below to reserve a seat!

https://bit.ly/2VATHnh

UPCWGS conducts Seminar for Staff of UP System Administration Offices

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted a Seminar for the Staff of UP System Administration Offices: Gender Sensitivity and UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code of 2017 on 7 May 2019 at the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), UP Diliman. Resource persons were Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles of the UPCWGS and the Department of Women and Development Studies, CSWCD; Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson of the UPCWGS and the Department of Family Life and Child Development, College of Home Economics (CHE); and Gina Rose L. Chan of the UPCWGS. The seminar aims to promote and strengthen gender sensitivity among the staff of the different UP System offices.

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles of the UPCWGS at the Seminar for the Staff of UP System Administration Offices: Gender Sensitivity and UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code of 2017 on May 7 at CSWCD, UP Diliman