The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) organized its first Gender Reading Group, “Methods: Discourses and Practices,” on 5 December 2017 at the National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED), UP Diliman. Facilitators of the reading group discussion were Dr. Neferti Xina M. Tadiar of Barnard College, Columbia University and Prof. Maria Dulce F. Natividad of the Asian Center, UP Diliman.
As part of its continuing efforts to provide technical assistance on the preparation of the Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget and the GAD Accomplishment Report of the University of the Philippines (UP), the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted a Seminar-Workshop on the Finalization of the 2017 GAD Accomplishment Report and Refinement of the 2018 and 2019 GAD Plan and Budget on 16-17 October 2017 at the UP Visayas Miag-ao Campus in Iloilo. Coordinators of the gender offices and the staff of the accounting and budget offices of the UP constituent universities (CUs) attended the event. Reina P. Olivar, GAD consultant, served as resource person.
The specific aims of the seminar-workshop are:
- To further enhance the skills of the participants in crafting the GAD Plan and Budget and the GAD Accomplishment Report, in particular, the use of the Harmonized GAD Guidelines (HGDG) tool for attribution;
- To finalize the 2017 GAD Accomplishment Report and the 2018 and 2019 GAD Plan and Budget, in compliance with the requirements of the Commission on Audit (COA) and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW).
The day after the seminar-workshop, 18 October 2017, the 2nd GAD Coordinating Committee Meeting for FY 2017 was held where the directors and coordinators of the gender offices reported on specific campus issues and discussed possible solutions and activities to address these gender-related campus concerns.
[With a report from Gina Rose L. Chan]
The University of the Philippines Diliman Gender Office (UP DGO) has recently published the UP DGO Monograph Series No. 2 (September 2017). Written by Atty. Alnie G. Foja of the UP DGO and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), “Reintroducing Absolute Divorce in the Philippines and Thoughts on the Divorce Bill” discusses the history of divorce as part of Philippine legislation and the provisions of the Divorce Bill pending in Congress.
Before its publication, the paper was presented by Atty. Foja to the Political Science 100 Class of the Ateneo de Manila University on 30 September 2011 and the UP DGO Roundtable Discussion on 10 March 2017.
As part of its continuing efforts to provide technical assistance on the preparation and crafting of the Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget of the University of the Philippines (UP), the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted a Seminar-Workshop on the Preparation of the GAD Plan and Budget: Deepening Session on the Harmonized GAD Guidelines (HGDG) on 5-6 September 2017 at the Balay Kalinaw Conference Hall, UP Diliman. Members of the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) and the staff of the accounting and budget offices of the UP constituent universities (CUs) attended the event. Reina P. Olivar, GAD consultant, served as resource person.
The seminar-workshop aims to increase the capacity of UP’s GFPS to mainstream GAD in the regular programs of the University and to reflect these in the GAD Plan and Budget, which could eventually be attributed and reported in the UP GAD Accomplishment Report. The workshop will guide the members of the UP GFPS in the development of programs of work with GAD perspective.
The UP Board of Regents (BOR) approved the UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code on its 1324th Meeting on 26 January 2017. In line with this, the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted an Orientation-Seminar on the Newly BOR-Approved UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code on 20 June 2017 at the Sotero Baluyot Lee Room (Room 302), Institute for Small-Scale Industries (ISSI), UP Diliman to ensure an effective and harmonized implementation of the Code across the UP System. Resource person for the orientation-seminar was Atty. Leo D. Battad, Associate Professor of the UP College of Law and Member of the Committee to Create the Final UP System Draft of the UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code. The event was attended by the directors and coordinators of the gender centers and programs and the Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment (OASH) of the UP constituent universities (CUs).
In celebration of National Women’s Month, the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) held Rampahan: Redefining Byukon on 29 March 2017 at the Malcolm Hall Theater, College of Law, UP Diliman.
The event aims to redefine society’s definition of “beauty” from one that is focused on the physical aspect to one that gives more importance to a person’s contribution to society. It highlights women’s heroism by presenting 12 Filipino women from different fields and periods in Philippine history: Bai Bibyaon Ligkayan Bigkay, Melchora “Tandang Sora” Aquino, Recca Monte, Maita Gomez, Lorena Barros, Liliosa Hilao, Teresa Magbanwa, Gabriela “La Generala” Silang, Gregoria “Oryang” de Jesus, Narcisa Paguibitan, Salud Algabre, and Remedios “Liwayway” Gomez-Paraiso.
Ipinagdiriwang ngayong Marso ang Buwan ng Kababaihan bilang paggunita sa makabuluhang ambag ng mga babae sa paghubog ng kasaysayan ng pakikipaglaban para sa makataong paggawa, pagkakapantay-pantay ng mga kasarian, at maging sa panawagan para sa kapayapaan. Sa kabila ng mga ito, nananatiling nakakahon ang kanilang imahen sa homodyenisado at komersiyalisadong pamantayan ng kanluraning kagandahan na nagsasantabi sa halaga ng kababaihan sa larangan ng produksiyon, politika, at kalinangan.
Kaya naman ngayon taon, ilulungsad ng UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) ang “RAMPAHAN: Redefining Byukon.” Layunin nitong patampukin ang kabayanihan bilang kagandahan sa pamamagitan ng pagtatanghal at pagrampa ng labindalawang bayani mula sa iba’t ibang larangan at yugto ng kasaysayan. Simbolong mag-uugnay ang rampa sa kababaihan ng nakaraan at kasalukuyan para sa mga panawagan at adbokasiyang makatwiran at napapanahon hanggang ngayon. Sa ganitong paraan ay naisasabuhay at nabibigyan ng ibang perspektiba ang kagandahan nang hindi nakasandig sa pisikal na anyo kundi sa makabuluhang pag-aambag ng tao sa kaniyang komunidad. Halina’t tunghayan ang pagrampa ng ating mga bayaning byukonera ngayong 29 Marso 2017, 4:00-6:00 n.h. sa Malcolm Hall Theater, College of Law, UP Diliman!
Para sa mga tanong at paglilinaw, mangyaring makipag-ugnayan kay Bb. Ardis, Bb. Dhang, at/o Jown sa 920-6950 o 981-8500 loc. 4226.
MGA BAYANING RARAMPA
1. Bai Bibyaon Ligkayan Bigkay (Katutubo)
2. Melchora “Tandang Sora” Aquino (Senior Citizen)
3. Recca Monte (Engineer)
4. Maita Gomez (Beauty Queen turned mandirigma)
5. Lorena Barros (Estudyante)
6. Liliosa Hilao (Estudyante)
7. Teresa Magbanwa (Guro)
8. Gabriela “La Generala” Silang (Mandirigma)
9. Gregoria “Oryang” de Jesus (Katipunera)
10. Narcisa Paguibitan (Anakpawis, Manggagawa)
11. Salud Algabre (Magsasaka, Sakdalista)
12. Remedios “Liwayway” Gomez-Paraiso (HUK, Okupasyon ng mga Hapon)
[By Prof. Bernadette V. Neri]
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The Review of Women’s Studies is accepting articles on a rolling basis. Essays and creative works that explore the myriad experiences of Filipino women and problematize gender relations in Philippine society are welcome.
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 specific issues and concerns affecting the lives of women may be exchanged as seen from the analytical perspectives of different disciplines. At the same time, it hopes to encourage and publish efforts at interdisciplinary feminist scholarship. “Feminist” in this context refers to a perspective which recognizes that women are marginalized both with respect to their status in society and as a focus of academic inquiry, and attempts to remedy that situation. This orientation seeks to give intellectual coherence to a growing body of studies on women in the Philippines: on their lives, their work, their problems, whether at home, in the community or the workplace.
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 give life to their hopes and dreams are equally welcome.
The RWS follows the double-blind peer-review process.
Guidelines for Contributors
Articles must have a high degree of scholarship. They will have to be approved by the RWS editorial board and by selected national referees for publication.
All contributions must be original, should not have been published previously, and not currently under review for publication elsewhere.
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.
Reviews of current scholarship, local or foreign, are accepted. Creative works, e.g., poems, short fiction, drawings, and printed copy of paintings, mixed media or installation art are also accepted.
Submissions are required in printed and electronic format in Microsoft Word file.
Articles must have a maximum of 10,000 words and 6,000 words for book/art reviews. When articles include graphs and tables, the maximum should be 50 pages. All manuscripts must be typed written, double-spaced in Garamond, 12 pts. on letter size (8 ½” x 11”) copy or bond paper. All contributions must be accompanied by CDs using Microsoft Word version 97 or higher.
All articles should use the author-date in text citation, i.e., Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. (2003). Please consult the CMOS regarding notes, references, tables, graphs, diagrams, maps and photographs, e.g., endnotes should be created as regular text and placed before the references.
The author should be responsible for securing permission for the use of copyrighted materials.
Photographs should be of good quality, black and white. Color slides are also acceptable. Line drawings or maps should be original in black waterproof ink on separate sheets. All illustrations should be numbered on the reverse side, with the numbered captions on a separate sheet. Photographs and drawings will be returned to the authors after the journal’s publication. All tables should be in word processing files rather than spreadsheet or database files.
Contributions should be accompanied by two to three lines of biographical data, which should include the author’s present position and area of work.
The author’s complete mailing address, phone/fax/e-mail information must appear on the first page of the manuscript only. The author’s name or any other information that could identify the author should not appear in the abstract or the manuscript.
Please submit your manuscripts to:
The Editor Review of Women’s Studies UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Magsaysay Ave., cor. Ylanan Rd. UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines
Email: [email protected]
To further provide technical assistance and feedback on the initial submission of the 2018 Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget of the University of the Philippines (UP), the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) organized a special technical meeting and feedback seminar for the inter-constituent university (CU) coordinating committee on 25 February 2017 at the UPCWGS Conference Room.
During the technical meeting and feedback seminar, which was attended by the directors and coordinators of the gender offices and programs of the CUs, Reina P. Olivar, GAD planning and budgeting expert, reviewed the UP System 2017-2018 GAD Plan and Budget and 2016 GAD Accomplishment Reports. She also discussed how to accomplish the GAD Plan and Budget and the GAD Accomplishment Report templates. The initial 2018 GAD Plan and Budget of the CUs were revised by the participants and will be submitted on or before the new 3 March 2017 deadline to the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW).
The special technical meeting and feedback seminar is part of the Center’s capacity-building activities to further enhance the preparation and crafting skills of the UP personnel tasked to prepare the University’s GAD Plan and Budget.
As part of its research dissemination efforts, the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) held a Presentation and Validation of Results of Research Project: An Analysis of Gender Sensitive Child Day Care Centers towards the Creation of Guidelines in Developing Child Day Care Centers that are Gender Responsive on 8 December 2016 at the UPCWGS Conference Room. The research team, composed of Ma. Himaya Tamayo-Gutierrez of the UPCWGS, Sunshine Mandac of the Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC), and Laniza Lacsamana of the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI), presented the results of their research project to an audience which includes employees of different government agencies and non-governmental organizations with day care centers.
The research study, An Analysis of Gender Sensitive Child Day Care Centers towards the Creation of Guidelines in Developing Child Day Care Centers that are Gender Responsive, aims to:
- Map existing child day care centers in the country as represented by those in the National Capital Region (Manila), Luzon (Los Baños), Visayas (Iloilo), and Mindanao (Davao);
- Identify gender-responsive child day care centers in each area by looking at its VMG, principles espoused, policies, strategies and approaches, programs, curriculum, educational materials, language, staffing, and infrastructure;
- Describe best practices of child day care centers in the project sites following international standards and their potential for being gender-responsive; and
- Draft guidelines and a checklist in developing a gender-responsive child day care center.
The proposed guidelines will be based on the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) and the Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) for Project Development, Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation to engender governance. The PCW guidelines include a general GAD checklist for education projects but have no specific section on child day care centers. The study hopes to fill that gap and add on to existing assessment tools that could facilitate the integration of gender in learning institutions.