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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.

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.

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.

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

[Rescheduled] UPCWGS Extramural Program: Call for Participants

[NOTE: The seminar-workshop, “Are We Gender Responsive Enough? Making GAD Agenda Work (Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting),” is rescheduled from 6-10 May 2019 to 17-21 June 2019.]

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is organizing a seminar-workshop, “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 for members of the GAD Focal Point System of SUCs, government agencies, LGUs, and GOCCs.

The training fee of P12,500.00 will cover food, materials, kit, and certificate.

To participate, kindly accomplish and submit the reply slip on or before June 3.

For further inquiries, you may email [email protected] or call 
(+632) 9206950.

UPCWGS Extramural Program: Call for Participants

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is organizing a seminar-workshop, “Are We Gender Responsive Enough? Making GAD Agenda Work (Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting),” on 6-10 May 2019 at the Institute for Small-Scale Industries (ISSI), UP Diliman for members of the GAD Focal Point System of SUCs, government agencies, LGUs, and GOCCs.

The training fee of P12,500.00 will cover food, materials, kit, and certificate.

To participate, kindly accomplish and submit the reply slip on or before April 22.

For further inquiries, you may email [email protected] or call
(+632) 9206950.

Kalinga Day Care Center: Open for Application

The Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC) is now accepting children 1-5 years old.

Children’s groupings at KDCC:

  • Toddlers’ group (1-2 years old)
  • Younger children’s group (2.1-3.0 years old)
  • Older children’s group 1 (3.1-4.0 years old)
  • Older children’s group 2 (4.1-4.11 years old)

Application requirements:

  • Duly accomplished application form
  • Birth certificate of the child (photocopy)
  • Medical certificate of the child
  • 2 copies 1″x1″ latest ID picture of the child

For UP dependents (additional requirements):

  • Employees: Certificate of employment of parent/guardian
  • Students: Certification of registration and/or copy of Form 5

Application period is until 23 April 2019.

For further inquiries, you may visit #50 Aglipay St., Area 1, UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City (near UP Health Service, behind UP Protestant Church) or call 0916-9278245.

UPCWGS Women’s Month Celebration: Schedule of Activities

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) joins the 2019 National Women’s Month celebration with the theme “We Make Change Work for Women.”

Schedule of Activities

March 8 (Friday)
International Women’s Day Summit
Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

March 11-15 (Monday-Friday)
Tiangge sa UPCWGS
UPCWGS Grounds

March 11 (Monday)
Dance Activity
Bulwagang Tandang Sora, UP College of Social Work and Community Development
5:00 PM onwards

March 13 (Wednesday)
International Women’s Month Public Forum 2019
UP School of Statistics New Building
1:30-4:00 PM

March 14 (Thursday)
UP for Equality: Towards a University SOGIESC Policy
Bulwagang Tandang Sora, UP College of Social Work and Community Development
2:30 PM onwards

March 15 (Friday)
GST for UP System Administration Offices
Seminar Room, UP College of Social Work and Community Development
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Zumbabae
UPCWGS Parking Lot
5:30 PM onwards

March 19 (Tuesday)
Urban Farming for Women and Men of UP
UPCWGS
1:00 PM onwards

March 20 (Wednesday)
UPCWGS Research Dissemination Forum
Room 300, UP Institute for Small-Scale Industries
1:00 PM onwards

March 28 (Thursday)
Kilos 3K: Kababaihan, Kalusugan, Kaunlaran!
UPCWGS
1:00 PM onwards

March 29 (Friday)
Narratives of Women Artists: When is Empowering Women Truly Empowering
UPCWGS Conference Room
2:00 PM onwards

All events (except for the GST for UP System Administration Offices) are free and open to the public.

For inquiries, please call (+632) 9206950 or email [email protected] 

Call for Papers: Gender and Populism in the Global South

Review of Women’s Studies Special Issue (Volume XXIX)

Special issue editors

  • Veronica Gregorio (National University of Singapore)
  • Cleve Arguelles (Australian National University)

About the special issue

The rise of populist forces has brought with it a particularly gendered rhetoric that invokes patriarchal norms that attacks women and other gender minorities. This manifests worldwide but most especially in the global south. In the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte’s assumption to the presidency is coupled with frequent articulation of misogynistic and sexist discourses in public. In Hungary and Poland, populist parties in power have continuously attempted publicly denounce the “gender ideology”. In many places, populism has rolled back progress on gender rights and issues although women and feminist groups like #BabaeAko did not take all of it sitting down. This special issue of the Review of Women’s Studies on gender and populism seeks to understand how women and the LGBTQ+ communities are faring in populist times. Although populism studies have recently picked up, the relationship between gender and populism remain understudied. As such, the aim of the special issue is to analyze how gendered populism and populist politics challenge and/or reinforce hegemonic gender norms. Since most scholarly research on gender and populism focuses on North America and Western Europe, studies that relate to cases from the global south are especially welcome. This special issue accepts scholarly articles and forms of creative work that can be printed from academics, activists, journalists, advocates, and all those whose works relate to the theme. In particular, those who are working on the following topics are especially invited to contribute:

  • What forms of resistance to populism are emerging? How are women’s and other gender movements tackling the populist challenge?
  • What can gender theories contribute to analyzing and responding to populism? How is this meaningful to research and activism in diverse global south contexts?
  • How are gender norms invoked in populist campaigns and mobilizations? How is the trend of gendered populist rhetoric manifest across the global south?
  • How can we explain women and other gender minorities who embrace, instead of reject, populist rule? What lessons can be drawn from the female and LGBTQ+ populist publics?

About the journal

The Review of Women’s Studies is a refereed journal published twice a year by the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, University of the Philippines. The journal serves as a forum where ideas on issues and concerns affecting the lives of women, seen from the analytical perspectives of different disciplines, may be exchanged. It encourages and seeks to publish research that employ feminist methodologies and that adhere to the principles of feminist research, bearing in mind the intersectionality of gender, class, religion, age, and education.

The RWS also features interviews of women through a first-hand account of their experiences to discover and highlight ways in which they have invested their lives with meaning and dignity. Creative works that provide insights into women’s consciousness and articulate their experiences are equally welcome.

The RWS follows the double-blind peer-review process.

Submission instructions

  1. Articles must demonstrate a high degree of scholarship, and will undergo a process of review and approval by the special issue editors, the RWS editorial board and by selected referees.
  2. Articles may be written in English or Filipino. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 200 words. Articles in Filipino must be accompanied by a fairly comprehensive abstract in English.
  3. All contributions must be original, should have not been published previously, and should not currently be under review for publication elsewhere.
  4. Articles must have a maximum of 8,000 words and book/art reviews should be 6,000 words or less. When articles include graphs and tables, the maximum should not exceed 50 manuscript pages. All articles must be submitted in the Microsoft Word .doc/.docx format. The following specifications must be followed as well:
    • Articles should be formatted in A4 paper size.
    • Margins should be 1 inch for all sides.
    • Font should be Times New Roman, font size 12.
    • The article should be accompanied by a cover sheet containing the article title, author’s name, two to three lines of biographical data that includes the author’s present position and area of work, postal address, email address, and contact number. Repeat the title on the first page of the article. The author’s name should not appear after the cover page. No identifying information about the author should be included in the submitted manuscript or the abstract.
  5. All articles should use the APA Style in text citation. Please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) regarding notes, references, tables, graphs, diagrams, maps and photographs.
  6. When necessary, articles should be accompanied by images and illustrations (captions included) and other relevant media elements that are to be published with the text. These should be in separate files and not embedded in the text. A separate text document file should contain a list of the images’ filenames and their corresponding captions. It is the author’s responsibility to acquire copyright permissions for work outside of public domain.
  7. Articles and other submissions that do not comply with the guidelines will be automatically returned to the author without comments.

All submissions and inquires must be directed to the special issue editors Veronica Gregorio ([email protected]) or Cleve Arguelles ([email protected]) with “RWS Gender and Populism” in the email subject heading.

Timeline

  • Submission deadline for the full paper & other submission types is 28 February 2019
  • Target publication date is December 2019