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Conversations through Art

In line with its celebration of Women’s Month 2020, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the UP College of Fine Arts (CFA), is organizing another “Conversations through Art (CTA): Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation.” The fifth session of the discussion series, The Role of Various Creative Expressions in the Effective Intervention of Mental and Emotional Well-Being Issues in the University Today, will be held on 27 March 2020 (Friday), 1:00 PM at the College of Fine Arts Design Hall, UP Diliman.

The session will feature artists, creative professionals, advocates, and psychologists who will share their insights on the significant role of the arts in nurturing the emotional and mental well-being of students, faculty, personnel, and staff in academic institutions like UP.

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.

UPCWGS Women’s Month 2020 Celebration: Schedule of Activities

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is celebrating National Women’s Month on 4-31 March 2020. The UPCWGS’s theme for this year is “3K: Kababaihan, Kasarian, Tungo sa Kaunlaran!”

Schedule of Activities

March 4 (Wednesday)
Young Women’s Caucus: A Pre-National Women’s Summit Event
Organized by Women and Gender Institute (WAGI)
Miriam College, Quezon City
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

March 5-6 (Thursday-Friday)
The 5th National Women’s Summit
Organized by Women and Gender Institute (WAGI)
Miriam College, Quezon City
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

March 7 (Saturday)
Bazaar
Organized by Oxfam
QCX: Quezon City Experience, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City
Time: TBA

March 9-13 (Monday-Friday)
UPCWGS Bazaar: Sari-Saring Paninda Para sa Kapamilya, Kapuso, Kaibigan, Kabaro!
UPCWGS Grounds
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

March 9 (Monday)
Roundtable Discussion on Social and Solidarity Economy
UPCWGS Conference Room
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

March 9 (Monday)
2K: Zumbabae para sa Kalusugan at Kaunlaran!
UPCWGS Parking Lot
5:30-6.30 PM

March 10 (Tuesday)
Seminar Workshop on Financial Literacy for Women and Men of UP (for UP employees only)
Institute for Small-Scale Industries Seminar Room, UP Diliman
9:00-11:30 AM

March 10 (Tuesday)
UPCWGS Research Grant 2019: Research Dissemination Forum
UPCWGS Conference Room
1:30-4:30 PM

March 11 (Wednesday)
Forum on #UsapangForever: Family Law Reform
UPCWGS Conference Room
1:00-4:00 PM

March 12 (Thursday)
4K: Kababaihan, Kasarian, Kalusugan Tungo sa Kaunlaran! (for UP employees only)
UPCWGS Building
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

March 12 (Thursday)
Launch of Peacebuilders (by invitation)
Malcolm Hall, UP Diliman
8:00 AM – 12:00 NN

March 12 (Thursday)
Lecture Forum 5K: Kababaihan, Kasarian, Kontra sa Karahasan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran! (for UP employees only)
UPCWGS Conference Room
9:00 AM – 12:00 NN

March 12 (Thursday)
Lecture Forum 4K: Kababaihan, Kasarian, Kalusugan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran! (for UP community only)
UPCWGS Conference Room
1:30-4:30 PM

March 13 (Friday)
Lecture: Issues and Gaps in Transgender Health
UPCWGS Conference Room
9:00 AM – 12:00 NN

March 13 (Friday)
Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge
Feminism and Media Forum: How Do Feminists Do Media?

UPCWGS Conference Room
1:00-4:00 PM

March 18 (Wednesday)
4K: Kababaihan, Kasarian, Kalusugan Tungo sa Kaunlaran! (for UP employees and nearby communities only)
UPCWGS Building
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

March 18 (Wednesday)
Lecture Forum 4K: Kababaihan, Kasarian, Kalusugan Tungo sa Kaunlaran!
UPCWGS Conference Room
9:00-11:30 AM

March 23 (Monday)
Mental Health of Women and Men in UP Community
Malcolm Hall, UP Diliman
1:00-4:00 PM

March 24 (Tuesday)
Gender Sensitivity Orientation for the Employees of UP System Offices (for employees of UP System Offices only)
College of Social Work and Community Development Seminar Room, UP Diliman
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

March 27 (Friday)
UPCWGS Kalinga Day Care Center Culminating Activity (by invitation only)
College of Education Auditorium, UP Diliman
8:30-11:30 AM

March 27 (Friday)
Conversations through Art: The Role of Various Creative Expressions in the Effective Intervention of Mental and Emotional Well-Being Issues in the University Today
College of Fine Arts Design Hall, UP Diliman
2:00-4:30 PM

March 31 (Tuesday)
2K: Zumbabae para sa Kalusugan at Kaunlaran!
UPCWGS Parking Lot
5:30-6:30 PM

All events (except for ones stipulated as only for UP employees/community or by invitation) are free and open to the public. For inquiries, please call (+632) 89206950 or email [email protected]

Schedule of UPCWGS Trainings and Workshops for 2020

Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for SUCs, GOCCs, and Government Agencies Seminar Workshop
20-24 April 2020
Gender Responsive Early Childhood Care and Development for SUCs, GOCCs, and Government Agencies Seminar Workshop
18-22 May 2020
Gender Responsive Feminist Counseling and Psychosocial Assistance for SUCs Seminar Workshop
15-19 June 2020
Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for Local Government Units Seminar Workshop
20-24 July 2020
Gender Responsive Early Childhood Care and Development for Local Government Units Seminar Workshop
10-14 August 2020
Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for SUCs, GOCCs, and Government Agencies Seminar Workshop
21-25 September 2020
Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for Local Government Units Seminar Workshop
19-23 October 2020

GENERAL RULES AND GUIDELINES

  • Training fee is ₱12,500, inclusive of food (lunch, AM and PM snacks), training materials, and certificates.
  • A non-refundable 30% deposit is required.
  • Official Confirmation Letter will be sent upon successful receipt of the Official Reply Slip.
  • Reply slips can be accessed through the following links:

Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for SUCs, GOCCs, and Government Agencies Seminar Workshop
20-24 April 2020
https://drive.google.com/…/1lv0CwsoQTKj5gQYdebYj4Ersw…/view…

Gender Responsive Early Childhood Care and Development for SUCs, GOCCs, and Government Agencies Seminar Workshop
18-22 May 2020
https://drive.google.com/…/1qFvplNQgUMsAD6hnlEn852cjO…/view…

Gender Responsive Feminist Counseling and Psychosocial Assistance for SUCs Seminar Workshop
15-19 June 2020
https://drive.google.com/…/1Qfv-6MGR4a2msrPidzKb4bVFY…/view…

Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for Local Government Units Seminar Workshop
20-24 July 2020
https://drive.google.com/…/1lGoSI5Ny9Hs_Vop4T64YowRrn…/view…

Gender Responsive Early Childhood Care and Development for Local Government Units
Seminar Workshop
10-14 August 2020
https://drive.google.com/…/15WJxWomQ7HK2kqiRL7RZ9bHYx…/view…

Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for SUCs, GOCCs, and Government Agencies Seminar Workshop
21-25 September 2020
https://drive.google.com/…/1JbW8tlrhSHXUQEvjYxjs9j6V5…/view…

Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for Local Government Units Seminar Workshop
19-23 October 2020
https://drive.google.com/…/1XUFy1EJi87DL0bh0US-zPqrYj…/view…

For questions, please get in touch with Vince Hermoso of the UPCWGS Training, Outreach, and Extension Program at the following numbers:
(+632) 89206950
(+632) 89818500 loc. 4226
09358185499

Celebrating 25 Years of the Beijing Platform for Action – The 5th National Women’s Summit

Celebrating 25 Years of the Beijing Platform for Action – The 5th National Women’s Summit

4-6 March 2020 | Miriam College, Quezon City

Remembering What Was, Examining What Is, and Forging Ahead

The 5th National Women’s Summit marks 25 years of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA). The Summit once again seeks to bring together women from a broad range of sectors from across the Philippines, to have critical conversations about what we have achieved as feminist movements, what we continue to stand for, and where we want to go.

The 5th National Women’s Summit invites women from different generations to engage in an inter-generational and intersectional dialogue. The plenary and parallel sessions seek to unpack the issues that affect us the most, problematize our strategies for change, and critically sharpen our ways forward. The Summit provides the space to talk about our feminist agenda as locally rooted and globally informed, and how our feminist agenda can shape transformative change for our communities, institutions, and societies.

On 4 March 2020 the NWS will hold a Young Women’s Caucus, led by young feminists, for young feminists across sectors. On 5-6 March 2020 is the National Women’s Summit program proper.

Guided by the 12 critical areas of the BPfA, the Summit calls for presentations, exhibits, and participation on the following:

  1. Women and poverty – Persistent and increasing burden of poverty on women;
  2. Education and Training of Women – Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to education and training;
  3. Women and health – Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to health care and related services;
  4. Violence against women – Lack of integrated measures to prevent and eliminate violence against women;
  5. Women and Armed Conflict – The effects of armed and other types of conflict on women, including those living under foreign occupation;
  6. Women and the Economy – Inequality in economic structures and policies, in all forms of productive activities and in access to resources;
  7. Women in power and decision-making – Inequality between men and women in the sharing of power and decision-making at all levels;
  8. Insufficient mechanisms for the advancement of women – at all levels;
  9. Human rights of women – Lack of respect for and inadequate promotion and protection of the human rights of women;
  10. Women and the media – Stereotyping of women and inequality in women’s access to and participation in all communication systems, especially in the media;
  11. Women and the environment – Gender inequalities in the management of natural resources and in the safeguarding of the environment; and
  12. The girl-child – Persistent discrimination against and violation of the rights of the girl child.

Summit Details (Detalye Tungkol sa Summit)

To register, please fill out the registration form and email to: [email protected]

Registration Deadline (Huling araw ng pagsumite): 20 February 2020

Conference Registration Fee:

  • Young Women’s Caucus (4 March 2020): 500 Php
  • National Women’s Summit (5-6 March 2020): 1,500 Php

(The fee is inclusive of AM snacks, lunch, and PM snacks during the 2-day conference, conference kit and IDs, certificates and access to all conference activities. The fee does not include travel and accommodation expenses.)

Please Note: The Young Women’s Caucus is open to female participants 35 years and below. Limited scholarships are available for young women from the grassroots. To apply, please fill out the application form.

Payment Deadline (Huling araw ng pag-bayad): 20 February 2020

Contact Information (Mga numero/email para sa karagdagang impormasyon o tanong): Tel: (+632) 8-9306272 loc. 8289 / Telfax: (+632) 4359229 / [email protected] / [email protected]

UPCWGS Research Grant 2019: Research Dissemination Forum

UPCWGS Research Grant 2019: Research Dissemination Forum
10 March 2020 (Tuesday), 1:30-4:30 PM
UPCWGS Conference Room
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
RSVP Jasmine at 8920-6950 or via email at [email protected] 

Book Launch: Gender Equality Toolkit for Early Childhood Educators and Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXIX, Number 1

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and Save the Children Philippines (SCP) will launch the Gender Equality Toolkit for Early Childhood Educators and the Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXIX, Number 1 on 12 December 2019 (Thursday), 3:00 PM at the Vargas Museum, UP Diliman. 

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

[NOTE: The deadline for nominations for the Angat Bayi Women’s Political Empowerment Fellowship Program is extended until 30 November 2019 (Friday), 5:00 PM.]

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.