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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
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Project Kalinga: Before and After

The UP BS Interior Design Class of 2020 presents to you Project Kalinga: Nurturing Spaces for the Future. The past months, the team behind Project Kalinga dedicated their services to the University of the Philippines’ own Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC), under the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS). The batch chose KDCC as the beneficiary of this year’s special project, seeing that the age group of the students in here marks the significant development in children as they transition to the educative system. The design considered the value of sensory design and the social aspect in the said age group. Aligning with the vision of KDCC, Batch 2020 strived to achieve gender-fairness in their vision of the space. The designers, with the help of the teachers, revisited what it meant to be a child and how they interact with each other and with a space. It was also considered how the teachers play a vital role in the expansion of the children’s ideas and experiences, making sure that the project was inclusive of their needs to allow them to work their best as well. The spaces covered by the renovation include the Reception Area, the Teacher’s Room, the Recreation Area, the Kitchen, the Storage Room, and the Restroom. An introduction of a designated Breastfeeding Area as well as a Dining area was also provided. All these were made possible not only by the students and professors who work on annually executing the capstone course, ID 179, but also with the help of generous people who continuously support and believe in the cause of the project. Once again, we wish to thank Hulma Manila Fabrication, Inc., Global Visions Events & Marketing, Inc., Saxum Et Sal, Inc., and Kuysen Enterprises, and to all our generous donors and sponsors for their contributions to this project. There are many more ways we can help in nurturing children’s future, and we welcome you to the batch’s way of contributing to this vision through the interior design discipline. Here are the before and after photos!

Before: Reception Area
After: Reception Area
Before: Teacher’s Room
After: Teacher’s Room
Before: Recreation Area
After: Recreation Area
Before: Kitchen Area
After: Kitchen Area (Converted to Dining Area)
After: Introduced a Breastfeeding Area
Before: Storage Room

After: Storage Room (Converted to Kitchen Area)
Before: Restroom
After: Restroom

[By UP BS Interior Design Class of 2020]

UPCWGS joins Lantern Parade

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) joined UP Diliman’s annual Lantern Parade on 13 December 2019 at the Academic Oval, UP Diliman. This year’s theme is “Pumailanlang.”

Dr. Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran, Dr. Excelsa C. Tongson, and Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles with the staff of the UPCWGS and the Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC) at the Lantern Parade on December 13

[With a report from Jasmine Agnes T. Cruz]

UPCWGS and SCP 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) launched the Gender Equality Toolkit for Early Childhood Educators and the Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXIX, Number 1 on 12 December 2019 at the Vargas Museum, UP Diliman.

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles (right) of the UPCWGS with the Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXIX, Number 1 contributors, Celinne Charmaigne A. Guevara (left) and Ara Marie Leal R. Rodriguez (center) at the journal launch on December 12 at Vargas Museum, UP Diliman

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. 

UPCWGS conducts Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting for LGUs

As part of its Extramural Program, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), together with the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI), conducted Are We Gender-Responsive Enough? Making the GAD Plan Work for LGU (Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting for LGU) on 25-28 November 2019 at the Benitez Hall, Alumni Center, UP Diliman. Resource persons were Dr. Excelsa C. Tongson, Deputy Director for Training, Outreach, and Extension of the UPCWGS; Dr. Carolyn I. Sobritchea, former Director of the UPCWGS; and Gichelle A. Cruz, member of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) National Gender and Development (GAD) Resource Pool.

Dr. Excelsa C. Tongson (first row, center) of the UPCWGS and Gichelle A. Cruz (first row, second from left) with the participants of Are We Gender-Responsive Enough? Making the GAD Plan Work for LGU (Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting for LGU) on November 28 at Benitez Hall, Alumni Center, UP Diliman

The seminar-workshop aims to capacitate and enhance the skills of the participants from the local government units (LGUs) in preparing the GAD Plan and Budget Report (PB) and the GAD Accomplishment Report (AR) that all government offices are mandated to submit yearly to the PCW, the Commission on Audit (COA), and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). An orientation in crafting the GAD Agenda, which “shall be the basis for the annual formulation of programs, activities and projects (PAPs) to be included in the GPBs of agencies,” was also included.

[With a report from Laniza R. Lacsamana]

UPCWGS organizes fourth session of Conversations through Art series

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) organized the fourth session of the discussion series, “Conversations through Art: Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation,” on 25 November 2019 at the UPCWGS Grounds.

The fourth session of the series, Stillness in Motion: A Meditative Movement Experience, featured movement artist Rina Angela Corpus who led a workshop that is based on the principles of Raja yoga, an open-eyed meditation, and Qigong, an ancient energy exercise with focus on mindfulness and slow, flowing movements.

Rina Angela Corpus with the participants of Stillness in Motion: A Meditative Movement Experience on November 25

Conversations through Art 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.

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.