Women Can Lead: A Virtual Forum on Women’s Political Participation

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) through its Angat Bayi Women’s Political Empowerment Fellowship Program, in partnership with the Office of District Representative Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba, the House of Representatives Committee on Women and Gender Equality, and the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Diplomacy and Governance, would like to invite you to the online event, Women Can Lead: A Virtual Forum on Women’s Political Participation, on 22 March 2021 (Monday), 10:00 AM – 12:00 NN through the Facebook Live of the House of Representatives of the Philippines.

The virtual forum will feature women leaders in politics and their experience and pathways to power. The event will be an opportunity for women leaders to share strategies and insights, build solidarity among themselves, and put forward recommendations on how to enable other young women to aspire for political leadership.

Local and International Laws and Policies in Line with COVID-19

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI) and Oxfam Pilipinas, is inviting everyone to the webinar, Local and International Laws and Policies in Line with COVID-19, on 24 March 2021 (Wednesday), 2:00-4:00 PM via Zoom.

Interested participants may register through the link: https://forms.gle/wdD5iUigpGojL7KW7.

Equal Writes: Your Web Ally for Gender Equality

Equal Writes is a free online tool that lets you know if a page is creating gender-inclusive content by giving it a score. It can also teach you alternatives for gender-biased terms of reference – all for its mission to make writing equal and gender-fair. This project is brought to you by Amplab Inc. and the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS).

You may try the tool here.

Memorandum No. OVCAA-MTTP 21-029: Guidelines on Affirming Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Students’ Names, Pronouns, and Titles

Through Memorandum No. OVCAA-MTTP 21-029, the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA) released the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) Guidelines on Affirming Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Students’ Names, Pronouns, and Titles on 15 March 2021. The guidelines are in compliance with Section 1 of the UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code, which states that “the University values and upholds the dignity of every individual, and guarantees the full respect for human rights of all members of the UP community” and “the University shall maintain an enabling, gender-fair, safe and healthy learning and working environment for the members of the UP community.”

You may view and download the memo and guidelines here.

Ease of Doing Business: Helping Women Entrepreneurs Start and Sustain Their Business

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the UP Public Administration Research and Extension Services Foundation, Inc. (UPPAF) Regulatory Reform Support Program for National Development (RESPOND), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), and the Women’s and Gender Studies Association of the Philippines (WSAP), is inviting everyone to the webinar, Ease of Doing Business (EoDB): Helping Women Entrepreneurs Start and Sustain Their Business, on 12 March 2021 (Friday), 2:00-5:00 PM via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Interested participants may register through the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/register/WN_eqTtVp5SSZexaMy1w9JySg.

Livestream will be broadcasted at: https://www.facebook.com/uppaf.respond.org.

Kapihan ng mga Peminista 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) are organizing an online Women’s Month celebration for all generations of feminists, women’s empowerment champions, advocates, and allies entitled Kapihan ng mga Peminista 2021. The event will happen on 15 March 2021 (Monday), 2:00-4:00 PM via Zoom.

Join us in an afternoon of fun and games, open mic, solidarity messages, and conversations with old and new friends. Let’s celebrate our achievements, milestones, and accomplishments, and address our roadblocks and challenges. Please wear something purple and bring a cup of coffee with you.

Register through the link: https://forms.gle/qDGnzfZRkMGpf5qe9.

Celebrating Women’s “Leader-preneurship” in the Time of COVID-19 through the Social Solidarity Economy

As part of its celebration of Women’s Month, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in collaboration with the Asian Solidarity Economy Council (ASEC) Philippines and the United Nations (UN) Women, is inviting everyone to the webinar, Celebrating Women’s “Leader-preneurship” in the Time of COVID-19 through the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE), on 11 March 2021 (Thursday), 2:00-4:00 PM via Zoom.

Register to this event using the link:
http://bit.ly/SSEwebinar.

Angat Bayi: Celebration of Triumphs and Moving Forward

In celebration of Women’s Month, the Angat Bayi Women’s Political Empowerment Fellowship Program is publicly opening its reflection and sharing session on Celebration of Triumphs and Moving Forward on 5 March 2021 (Friday), 4:30-6:30 PM via Zoom.

Interested participants may register through bit.ly/womentriumphs.

The Angat Bayi Women’s Political Empowerment Fellowship Program Year II is a project of 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 through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines-Angat Buhay Program, and Certified-Edu.net.

Women’s Month 2021: Calendar of Activities

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) officially presents its calendar of activities in line with the celebration of Women’s Month 2021.

March 11 (Thursday), 2:00-4:00 PM
Celebrating Women’s “Leader-preneurship” in the Time of COVID-19 through the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE)
with ASEC Philippines and UN Women

March 12 (Friday), 2:00-5:00 PM
Ease of Doing Business (EoDB): Helping Women Entrepreneurs Start and Sustain Their Business
with UPPAF-RESPOND and WSAP

March 15 (Monday), 2:00-4:00 PM
Kapihan ng mga Peminista 2021

March 22 (Monday), 10:00 AM – 12:00 NN
Women Can Lead
with the Office of Representative Acosta-Alba, HOR Committee on Women and Gender Equality, De La Salle College of Saint Benilde School of Diplomacy and Governance, and Angat Bayi Women’s Political Empowerment Fellowship Program

March 26 (Friday), 9:00 AM – 12:00 NN (tentative)
Film Showing: Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita
and Talkback with Director Sigrid Andrea Bernardo

with the Supreme Court of the Philippines (by invitation)

March 26 (Friday), 2:00-3:30 PM
BATINGAW: Babae, Tinig at Karapatan Mo’y Iyong Ihayag at Isigaw
with the Supreme Court of the Philippines (by invitation)

March 27 (Saturday), 2:00-4:00 PM
Situationer of Women and Men in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic
with the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc.

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Call for Nominations: Angat Bayi Fellows Batch 3

[NOTE: The deadline for nominations for the Angat Bayi Women’s Political Empowerment Fellowship is extended until 19 February 2021 (Friday), 11:59 PM (GMT+8/Philippines Time).]

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]