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.
Gender Sensitivity Training
Reformation Lecture on Gender and Church
16 Nobyembre 2016, Union Theological Seminary
Mga Dumalo: 100+
“Iba’t ibang Tauhan sa Makabagong Lipunan” A Gender Sensitivity Forum 19 Setyembre 2016, University of the East-Caloocan (UE-Caloocan) Mga Dumalo: 100+ (mga babae at lalaki)
“KASARIAN: Triggered” A Gender Sensitivity Forum
22 Setyembre 2016, University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) Mga Dumalo: 221 (121 ang mga babae; 101 ang mga lalaki)
“#EndENDO: Talakayan Tungkol sa Kababaihang Kontra-Kontraktuwalisasyon” 12 Disyembre 2016, UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Mga Dumalo: 37 katao
“#RememberJennifer: Ang Pagpapatuloy ng Panawagan para sa Katarungan”
A weeklong commemoration of Jennifer Laude’s 2nd Year Death Anniversary
Sticker campaign, room-to-room discussions, and forum on LGBT hate crime, gender-based violence, prostitution, militarization, and GPH-USA Visiting Forces Agreement
10-14 Oktubre 2016, UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
Mga Dumalo: 30+
“Bahaginan at Talakayan 1: Kasarian sa Agham & Teolohiya”
(Presentasyon ng Manuskrito ng Modyul)
Gender Sensitivity Trainers’ Training
21 Hulyo 2016, UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, Quezon City
“Imbiyerna sa Diskriminasyon: Talakayan Hinggil sa Iba’t Ibang Kaapihang Nararanasan ng LGBT sa Pilipinas”
Forum on Forms of Discrimination against LGBT in the Philippines
16 Mayo 2016, UP College of Mass Communication, Quezon City
Mga Dumalo: 42
Awareness-Raising Activities / Cultural Activities
“Poot ni Mebuyen!” Lantern Parade Activity 16 Disyembre 2016, UP Academic Oval Mga Kasali: 50+
“#RememberJennifer: Ang Pagpapatuloy ng Panawagan para sa Katarungan” Room-To-Room Discussions, Sticker Campaign, and Lightning Plays
11 Oktubre 2016, Palma & Melchor Hall
Kabuuang bilang ng mga estudyanteng nakinig/nanood: 534
“Benchmark Study Tour on Social Work”
University Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia)
7 Oktubre 2016, UPCWGS Conference Room
Mga Bisitang Binigyan ng Oryentasyon: 26
“Sa Madaling Salita: Talakayan sa Wika at Bansa”
A week-long special radio program about language, culture, and society
Aired at DZUP 1602 (the official radio station of University of the Philippines Diliman) for the celebration of ‘Buwan ng Wika’
23-26 Agosto 2016, DZUP 1602, UP Diliman, Quezon City
“Para(!) sa Lahat: Sa Pag-arangkada para sa Karapatan, Dapat Walang Naiiwan”
PRIDE Sticker Campaign for UP Campus Jeepney Drivers
23 Hunyo 2016, Quezon Hall Lobby, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Mga Dumalo: 50+
“Training on Harmonized GAD Guidelines and Writeshop to Integrate GAD in UP Program Design Documents”
Training on GAD Perspective in Planning Activities and Proposing Budget Plan
27-28 Oktubre 2016, Consunji Room, 2nd Floor, Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Mga Dumalo: 41
Kalembang Kontra Bang-Bang!
Cultural activity to End All Forms of Human Rights Violations
23 Setyembre 2016, UP Carillon Tower
Mga Dumalo: 65+ (65 lamang ang rehistrado)
Research Data Collection (Mayo-Disyembre 2016)
Gender-Disaggregated Data Collection of Violence Against Women Cases from:
a. PNP Women and Children Protection Center
b. UP Diliman Gender Office
d. Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment
e. ARMM Commission on Human Rights
[By Prof. Bernadette V. Neri]