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Call for Nominations: Angat Bayi Fellows Batch 3

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 opening the call for nominations for the Batch 3 of the Angat Bayi Women’s Political Empowerment Fellowship (AB PEF). Angat Bayi recognizes the fundamental value of women’s political participation in achieving women’s empowerment and national development.

The program will select 30 women elected leaders (10 from NCR and Luzon, 10 from Visayas, and 10 from Mindanao) who will attend an intensive and exclusive series of online courses designed and customized specifically for them. The course will run for a period of one year.

Eligible nominees are women or trans women occupying the post of Mayor, Vice Mayor, Councilor, or Provincial Board Member in any city or municipality in the country, and who intend to run for another term or for a higher position. They must be committed to the following values:

  • feminist leadership;
  • inclusive, rights-based, and good governance;
  • building and protection of democratic institutions and processes; and
  • development of active citizenship among their constituency.

Nominees must also agree to their nomination.

Any Filipino citizen can nominate qualified women elected leaders by completing the application form (to be answered by the nominee) with the following requirements below through: http://bit.ly/abfellowsbatch3.

  1. Nomination letter
  2. Short essay of the nominee (maximum of one page) on why she wants and deserves to join the Angat Bayi Fellowship program
  3. Curriculum Vitae of the candidate

Deadline for nominations is on 31 January 2021 (Sunday), 11:59 PM (GMT+8/Philippines Time).

Accepted Angat Bayi Fellows 2021-2022 will be contacted through the details provided once the results of the application have been finalized.

Should you have queries, please contact us through email: [email protected]

Conversations through Art with Rosem Morton

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and Lunas Collective, in partnership with Oxfam, Global Affairs Canada, Sexual Health and Empowerment (SHE), Julienne Gregorio Photography, the Feminist Media Lab (FEMMELAB), and the Art Ventures and Advocacy Network (ART VAN), continue with the discussion series, “Conversations through Art (CTA): Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation,” with documentary photographer Rosem Morton. She will share her survivor journey and lead an art and photography workshop to help victim-survivors take the first step towards justice, healing, and empowerment. The eighth session of the series, Telling My Story without Words, will be held on 12 December 2020 (Saturday), 10:00 AM via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Register here: https://forms.gle/XBFqjJWWovP8eK4j9.

CTA 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.

Gender-Based Violence: The Shadow Pandemic

A Webinar on the Intersectional Impact of Gender-Based Violence in the Time of COVID-19

As part of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) invites you to Gender-Based Violence: The Shadow Pandemic, a webinar on the intersectional manifestations and impacts of gender-based violence. Join us on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2020 (Thursday), 2:00-4:00 PM via Zoom.

Register for this webinar here: https://bit.ly/3lt5uRs.

As we near nine months of lockdown, it has been made clear that social and gender inequalities that existed before have only been exacerbated. Gender-based violence (GBV), which is rooted in gender inequality and power imbalances caused by socialized gender norms and practices, is a pervasive human rights violation that manifests in many different forms and can be inflicted as physical, sexual, mental, or economic harm. Due to it being ingrained in social norms, it is often unquestioned and therefore difficult to prevent and end. This webinar aims to highlight how GBV manifests in different ways such as domestic violence; online sexual harassment; the lack of access to sexual and reproductive health services; trafficking; early, forced, or child marriage; and state-sponsored violence, among others. It also seeks to feature the work of advocates and organizations who work tirelessly to end this social ill. In emphasizing how this is an insidious social problem, it is hoped that the webinar serves as a platform to advance the call to action to end violence against women and GBV.

Call for Participants: Webinar on Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children for Teachers and School Administrators

With the numerous extensions of lockdown and community quarantine, child exploitation cases have soared in the Philippines. The shift from the traditional to online learning opens another realm for predators to feast on our children.

As part of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) will hold a webinar on Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children (OSAEC) for Teachers and School Administrators.

Join us on 2 December 2020 (Wednesday) at 3:00 PM via Zoom and learn more on OSAEC. Certificate of Participation will be provided.

Register at https://bit.ly/2Je0KSB to participate in this webinar.

This webinar is open only for teachers and school administrators.

18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the first day of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence.

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) will be featuring stories to highlight how GBV manifests in society and how advocates and organizations tirelessly fight against this insidious social issue.

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Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge

Research Grant 2019: Research Dissemination Forum

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) invites everyone to the UPCWGS Research Dissemination Forum on 30 October 2020 (Friday), 1:30-4:00 PM via Zoom. Featuring the research projects of our 2019 Research Grantees, this event is the second session of the series, “Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge.”

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/upcwgsforum.

Read the presentation abstracts of some of our speakers here: https://tinyurl.com/upcwgsresearch2019.

The featured research projects are:

A Comparative Analysis of the Origins of the Feminist Movement in the Philippines and Thailand
by Mary Dorothy DL. Jose and Ma. Rita Lourdes A. Alfaro

Guns and Bruises: Hypermasculinity and Police’ Involvement in Gender-Based Violence
by Lucia P. Tangi

Defying Gravity and Conventions: An Exploratory Study on the Demographic and Motivation Profiles of Pole Dance Enthusiasts in Metro Manila, Philippines (and Their Stereotyped Social Perception vs. Self-Concept)
by Adrienne Sheryl Rose L. Maguddayao and Maria Angelica D. Abad

Health and Well-being of Maturing Tomboys in Mountain Province
by Jennifer Curry Josef

Filipina Social Media Influencers and Young Women’s Meaning-making: Everyday Womanhood and Citizenship
by Cleve V. Arguelles and Veronica L. Gregorio

Kalinga Day Care Center Remote Learning Program

Children have the right to be taken care of, and they should not be left behind amid this pandemic.

The Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC) will continue its services to the community by having online sessions. There may be no physical interactions but KDCC aims to provide psychosocial care through our virtual interactions, and carefully planned activities.

This school year will be very different yet exciting for all of us as we will implement a different form of learning. If you are interested in our child care services this year, kindly fill-up our application form: bit.ly/KDCCApp2020.

[By Kalinga Day Care Center]

Philippine Queer Studies Conference 2020

[NOTE: The registration for the Philippine Queer Studies Conference 2020 is extended until 23 October 2020.]

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), UP Babaylan, and the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) LGBT Psychology Special Interest Group, in partnership with the UP Diliman Department of Sociology, present the first national LGBTQI research conference, Philippine Queer Studies Conference (PQSC) 2020, which will be held on 26-28 October 2020 in a synchronous online format through Facebook Live and Zoom. Register now at https://tinyurl.com/pqsc2020registration. Registration is FREE and open until October 12.

This event is part of the UP Pride 2020 activities.