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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

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).

Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) will be hosting Maryam Lee for the first part of the discussion series entitled “Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge” on 18 October 2019 (Friday), 2:00 PM at the UPCWGS Conference Room. Ms. Lee will discuss her book “Unveiling Choice” (https://maryamlee.com/unveiling-choice/) wherein she explains why she decided to stop wearing the hijab.

UP Diliman Students’ consultation-workshop on the UP SOGIESC Policy

OPEN INVITE TO ALL UP DILIMAN STUDENTS AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the UP Babaylan and the UP Diliman University Student Council (USC), is holding a UP Diliman Students’ Consultation-Workshop on the UP SOGIESC Policy on 30 September 2019 (Monday), 1:00-4:00 PM at the UPCWGS Conference Room.

The UP SOGIESC Policy is a proposed system-wide policy on equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).

The first draft of UP SOGIESC Policy can be accessed at tiny.cc/UPSOGIESCPolicy (password: [email protected]). Please RSVP at tiny.cc/RSVPUPDStudentsConsults and provide your feedback on the UP SOGIESC Policy at tiny.cc/UPSOGIESCPolicyConsults on or before 21 September 2019 (Saturday).

UPCWGS Training and Extramural Activities: Call for Participants

[NOTE: The extramural on Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for Local Government Units is rescheduled from 25-29 November 2019 to 25-28 November 2019.]

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is organizing the following training and extramural activities for the last quarter of 2019:

Gender Responsive Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) (14-18 October 2019)

The training aims to enhance the capacity of ECCD practitioners when it comes to providing childhood care under their supervision. It also aims to provide updated knowledge and skills on ECCD, as well as on ensuring the gender responsiveness of the facility.

Training Fee: P10,000.00

Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting (GRPB) for Local Government Units (25-28 November 2019)

The training aims to capacitate and enhance the skills of the participating sectors when it comes to the preparation of the Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget (PB) Report, and the GAD Accomplishment Report (AR) that all government offices are mandated to submit yearly to the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the Commission on Audit (COA), and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

Training Fee: P10,000.00

Interested organizations and participants may get in touch with Vince Hermoso of the UPCWGS Training, Outreach, and Extension Program at (+632) 9818500 VoIP 4228, (+632) 9206950, 09358185499, 09612595082, or [email protected]