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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

UPCWGS Anniversary Week: Schedule of Activities

For its 30th anniversary, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) will be holding a week-long celebration on 10-14 December 2018 with the theme “#KabogAt30: Trailblazing in Equity and Equality.”

December 10-14 (Monday-Friday)
UPCWGS & UPCWSFI Book Sale and Tiangge sa UPCWGS
UPCWGS Grounds

December 10 (Monday)
Zumbabae: Patuloy na Pakikipaglaban para sa Karapatang Pantao
UPCWGS Parking Lot
5:00 PM onwards

December 11 (Tuesday)
Participatory Video Showcase
UPCWGS Computer Lab
2:00-5:00 PM

December 12 (Wednesday)
Dakila Awards
Balay Kalinaw
3:00-5:00 PM

UPCWGS Anniversary Night
Balay Kalinaw
5:00-9:00 PM

December 13 (Thursday)
Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXVIII Journal Launch
UPCWGS Conference Room
2:00-4:00 PM

The Zumbabae, the Participatory Video Showcase, and the Book Sale and Tiangge are open to the public while the Dakila Awards, the UPCWGS Anniversary Night, and the RWS Volume XXVIII Journal Launch are closed events.

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

Call for Nominations: Dakila Awards 2018

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI) are in search of the most deserving individuals for the Dakila Awards 2018 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Public Service Award
Contribution to the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment through active engagement in program and service development and delivery.

Academic Award
Contribution to the advancement of gender and women’s studies as a discipline and the integration of gender equality principles in the sciences, arts, and humanities.

Advocacy and Feminist Activism Award
Leadership in challenging misogynist and patriarchal issues in society.

Eligibility:

  1. UP graduate
  2. Has outstanding contribution to any of the award areas
  3. Adheres to and upholds feminist norms and values

Application Process:
Any Filipino citizen can nominate qualified individuals by submitting the required application documents:

  1. Nomination letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae of the candidate

Send to:
UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
Email: [email protected]
Telephone/Fax: (02) 9206950

Deadline of application: 5 November 2018 (Monday)

[Extended Deadline of Application] Call for Nominations: Angat Bayi Fellows 2018

[NOTE: Angat Bayi is extending the deadline of application for the Angat Bayi Fellows 2018 until 15 October 2018 to give way to the filing of candidacy of officials who would like to join the Fellowship.]

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 Government of Canada through its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), and the Office of the Vice President (OVP), are launching the first Angat Bayi Political Empowerment Fellowship for elected women leaders. Angat Bayi recognizes the fundamental value of women’s political participation in achieving women’s empowerment and national development.

We will select 15 deserving Fellows who will attend an intensive and exclusive series of courses designed and customised specifically for them. The courses will run for three (3) consecutive days over a period of three (3) months.

Eligibility:

  1. Must be occupying the post of Mayor, Vice Mayor, or Councilor in any city or municipality in the country and is running for another term, and is running for a higher position;
  2. Nominees must be committed to the following values:
    • feminist leadership
    • inclusive, rights-based, and good governance
    • building and protection of democratic institutions and process, and
    • development of active citizenship among their constituency;
  3. Nominees must agree to their nomination

Fellowship Period:
Course I: 15-17 November 2018
Course II: 24-26 January 2019

Application Process:
Any Filipino citizen can nominate qualified women leaders by submitting the required application materials:

  1. Nomination letter
  2. Short essay of the nominee (maximum 1 page) on why the candidate deserves to be an Angat Bayi Fellow
  3. Curriculum Vitae of the candidate

Send to:
The Director
Angat Bayi Political Empowerment Fellowship
UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc.
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City

Telephone/Fax: (02) 9206950
Email: [email protected]

Deadline of application: 15 October 2018 (Monday), 5:00 PM

Call for Research Proposals: 2019 UPCWGS Research Grant

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is now accepting proposals for its 2019 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 2019.

Proposals should follow the format indicated in the PROJECT PROPOSAL TEMPLATE and use this CHECKLIST for formulating their budget.

Please email your proposals to [email protected], with “RESEARCH PROPOSAL 2019” in the subject line, by 16 November 2018.