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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.

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

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

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

UPCWGS organizes forum and art exhibit on women empowerment

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with Empowerment Through Art (ETA), organized a forum and art exhibit entitled, “Narratives of Women Artists: When is Empowering Women Truly Empowering,” on 29 March 2019 at the UPCWGS Grounds. Guest speakers were Remy Rikken of the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), Sandra Torrijos of Kababaihan sa Sining at Bagong Sibol na Kamalayan (KASIBULAN), Lea Lim of KASIBULAN, Faye Cura of Gantala Press, and Virgie Garcia of Start 101 Art Gallery. Participating artists were Cecil Tan, Eden Ocampo, Laura Fermo, Riza Zuniga, and Yllang Montenegro.

“Adora” by Yllang Montenegro, 2018

UPCWGS organizes lecture on women’s health

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in cooperation with the UP College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) Doctor of Social Development Program and the University Health Service (UHS) of UP Diliman, organized Kilos 3K: Kababaihan, Kalusugan, Kaunlaran! Women’s Health as a Priority Development Agenda on 28 March 2019 at the UPCWGS Conference Room. Resource persons were Ruth Agnes L. Manalo, Resident Nutritionist and Dietitian of the UHS, UP Diliman; Dr. Ferdiliza Dandah S. Garcia of the UP College of Allied Medical Professions (CAMP), UP Manila; and Dr. Meredith del Pilar-Labarda of the School of Health Sciences, UP Manila.

Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson (first from right) of the UPCWGS with (from left to right) Dr. Ma. Theresa V. Tungpalan of the CSWCD, Dr. Maria Daniela R. Bantilles and Ruth Agnes L. Manalo of the UHS, Dr. Ferdiliza Dandah S. Garcia of CAMP, and Dr. Meredith del Pilar-Labarda of the School of Health Sciences at the Kilos 3K: Kababaihan, Kalusugan, Kaunlaran! Women’s Health as a Priority Development Agenda on March 28

UPCWGS launches #SafeCampusTo campaign

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in cooperation with the UP College of Human Kinetics (CHK), the UP Men’s Basketball Team, and the UP Pep Squad, launched the #SafeCampusTo: UP Fight Against VAW on 23 March 2019 at the Quezon Hall Steps, UP Diliman. The campaign aims to make UP campuses safe from all forms of gender-based violence.

Dean Francis Carlos B. Diaz of the CHK with the members of the UP Men’s Basketball Team and the UP Pep Squad at the launch of #SafeCampusTo: UP Fight Against VAW on March 23 at the Quezon Hall Steps, UP Diliman

UPCWGS conducts Research Dissemination Forum

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted a Research Dissemination Forum on 20 March 2019 at the Institute for Small-Scale Industries (ISSI), UP Diliman.

The studies presented during the event, which received the 2018 UPCWGS Research Grant, were “Knowledge on University Policies, Procedures and Resources; Attitudes Towards Sexually Harassing Behaviors; and Experiences on Sexual Harassment of Students in the College of Arts and Sciences, UP Manila” by Prof. Marla A. Endriga of the Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, UP Manila; “Women Resistance, Homemaking and Neoliberalism: The Case of Women Resistance Against the Philippine Jeepney Phase-out Program” by Prof. Chester C. Arcilla of the Department of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UP Manila; “Life Stories of Women Political Leaders: Investigating the Meaning of a Counterfactual to the Benchwarmer Phenomenon” by Dr. Raymundo R. Pavo of the Department of Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, UP Mindanao; “Exploring the Spaces of LGBT’s Aging Ls: Narratives on Inclusion-Exclusion of Older/Tiguwang Lesbians in Davao City, Mindanao” by Gina Rose L. Chan of the UPCWGS; “Contemporary Gender Ideologies and Intra-household Relationships of Farming Families in Malaysia and Philippines” by Veronica L. Gregorio of the National University of Singapore; and “Effect of Music Therapy to the Pain and Anxiety Level Experienced During Childbirth Labor” by Kristine Joy L. Ricafort-Acera of the School of Health Sciences, UP Manila.

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (center) and Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran (first from left) of the UPCWGS with the 2018 UPCWGS research grantees: (from left to right) Kristine Joy L. Ricafort-Acera, Prof. Marla A. Endriga, Prof. Chester C. Arcilla, Veronica L. Gregorio,  Gina Rose L. Chan, Ma. Himaya A. Tamayo-Gutierrez, and Dr. Raymundo R. Pavo at the Research Dissemination Forum on March 20 at ISSI, UP Diliman

UPCWGS organizes Seminar on Urban Farming

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) organized a seminar on Urban Farming for Women and Men of UP on 19 March 2019 at the UPCWGS Conference Room and Courtyard. Resource persons were Lian Janelle DR. Valencia and Jomar O. Tabor of the Agricultural Training Institute, Department of Agriculture. Staff of the various UP Diliman offices and residents of Barangay UP Campus attended the event.

Gina Rose L. Chan (first row, second from left) and Fernand Vincent M. Hermoso (standing, third from left) of the UPCWGS and Lian Janelle DR. Valencia (second row, second from right) and Jomar O. Tabor (second row, first from right) of the Agricultural Training Institute, Department of Agriculture with the participants of the seminar on Urban Farming for Women and Men of UP on March 19