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UP Pride 2019

This UP Pride 2019, we carry on with our fight for equality.

With the theme “Embracing Diversity Towards Equality,” UP Pride 2019 aims to push forward the formulation and adoption of a university system-wide policy on equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC). While there remains no national legislation recognizing and protecting the rights of persons with diverse SOGIESC, in UP, the time for equality is now.

We invite everyone to join the effort in fighting for equality, starting here in our University. Because the fight for gender justice and human rights will not be over as long as discrimination and violence against the LGBTQI community persist and equality remains elusive.

Let our diversity unite us for the greater fight for equality and human rights.

UPCWGS Extramural Program: Call for Participants

[NOTE: The extramural on Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting is rescheduled from 16-20 September 2019 to 25-29 November 2019.]

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), is organizing an extramural on Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting, exclusive for Local Government Units (LGUs), on 16-20 September 2019 at UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Training fee is P12,500.00, inclusive of food, materials, kit, and certificate. Reply slip must be accomplished on or before September 13.

Reply slip can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/GRPBReplySlip-Sept

An Official Confirmation Letter will be sent upon successful receipt of the Reply Slip. Should there be questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with Vince Hermoso of the UPCWGS Training, Outreach, and Extension Program at (+632) 9206950, (+632) 9818500 VoIP 4226, 09358185499, or 09612595082.

Conversations through Art: Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), together with the Youth, Adult Survivors, and Kin in Need (YAKIN), and the UP College of Fine Arts (CFA), will be hosting Maria Reimondez for the second part of the discussion series entitled, “Conversations through Art: Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation,” on 9 September 2019 (Monday), 2:00 PM at the UPCWGS Conference Room. Ms. Reimondez is a feminist Galician writer, translator, and activist, whose body of work includes poetry and novels for adults, children, and young adults. Through her works, she carves spaces for conversations around the intersections of gender, language, sexual orientation, ethnicity/race, coloniality, poverty, ability, and celebrate polyphonic feminist spaces across frontiers.

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.

UPCWGS Extramural Program: Call for Participants

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is organizing an extramural entitled, “Are We Gender Responsive Enough? Making the GAD Plan Work: A Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting,” on 13-17 August 2019 at the Institute for Small-Scale Industries (ISSI) and the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), UP Diliman.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • Training is open for members of the GAD Focal Point System of SUCs, government agencies, LGUs, and GOCCs.
  • Training fee of Php12,500 will cover food, materials, kit, and certificate.
  • Reply Slip should be accomplished and submitted to Vince Hermoso of the UPCWGS Training, Outreach, and Extension Program ([email protected]) on or before 2 August 2019.
  • Upon successful receipt of your Reply Slip, an OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION LETTER will be sent to your office. You will need to download or print this letter, and present it upon your arrival on the first day of training. Only those who will receive the OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION LETTER are counted as official participants for this extramural.
  • PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ORGANIZATION HAS RECEIVED THE OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION LETTER BEFORE BOOKING YOUR FLIGHTS AND ACCOMMODATION. THE OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION LETTER WILL SERVE AS YOUR ORGANIZATION’S TRAINING PASS.

Reply Slip can be accessed here: 
http://bit.ly/GRPBReplySlip

Should there be further questions, please feel free to get in touch with Vince Hermoso at [email protected], (+632) 9206950, (+632) 9818500 VoIP 4226, or 09358185499.

Conversations through Art: Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation

Session 01: Storytelling and Literary Expression in Healing from Sexual Abuse

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), together with the Youth, Adult Survivors, and Kin in Need (YAKIN), and the Office of the Vice Mayor of Quezon City, is hosting Eirliani Abdul Rahman for the launch of a discussion series entitled, “Conversations through Art: Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation,” which aims to promote art for social change. The first session of the series, Storytelling and Literary Expression in Healing from Sexual Abuse, features a book reading of “Survivors: Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse,” which was co-authored by Ms. Eirliani and published by Marshall Cavendish Asia in 2017. Ms. Eirliani is the co-founder and Executive Director of YAKIN, which helps child victims and adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and the Program Director of the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation.

Date: 27 June 2019 (Thursday), 2:00-5:00 PM                                                                                   Venue: QCX: Quezon City Experience, Quezon Memorial Circle

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.

Kalinga Day Care Center: Job Opening

The Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC) is looking for day care teachers.

If you:

  • have a degree or training background in Early Childhood Development*
  • are an advocate of gender fairness, nationalism, and love for the environment
  • love children

*Experience in teaching on early childhood set-up for 1-5 years old is an advantage.

Interested applicants may submit their résumé and letter of application to the KDCC on or before 14 June 2019, addressed to:

Dr. Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles  
Director
UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City

For further inquiries, you may visit #50 Aglipay cor. Agoncillo Sts., Area 1, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City (near UP Health Service, behind UP Protestant Church) or call 09169278245 / 09205890870.

Misinformation and Social Media: Views from Emerging Economies

How do people access information, and how can this affect political phenomena? People across 11 emerging economies say that their phones help them get news, despite their fears of misinformation.

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), together with the Pew Research Center, is proud to host Dr. Laura Silver, Senior Researcher at the Pew Research Center, as she shares her insights from a survey she and her team conducted across 11 developing countries in 2018.

Date: 3 June 2019 (Monday), 2:00-4:00 PM
Venue: UPCWGS Conference Room

Slots are limited, so please click on the link below to reserve a seat!

https://bit.ly/2VATHnh

[Rescheduled] UPCWGS Extramural Program: Call for Participants

[NOTE: The seminar-workshop, “Are We Gender Responsive Enough? Making GAD Agenda Work (Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting),” is rescheduled from 6-10 May 2019 to 17-21 June 2019.]

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is organizing a seminar-workshop, “Are We Gender Responsive Enough? Making GAD Agenda Work (Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting),” on 17-21 June 2019 at the Institute for Small-Scale Industries (ISSI), UP Diliman for members of the GAD Focal Point System of SUCs, government agencies, LGUs, and GOCCs.

The training fee of P12,500.00 will cover food, materials, kit, and certificate.

To participate, kindly accomplish and submit the reply slip on or before June 3.

For further inquiries, you may email [email protected] or call 
(+632) 9206950.

UPCWGS Extramural Program: Call for Participants

[NOTE: The seminar-workshop, “Are We Gender Responsive Enough? Making GAD Agenda Work (Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting),” is rescheduled from 6-10 May 2019 to 17-21 June 2019.]

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is organizing a seminar-workshop, “Are We Gender Responsive Enough? Making GAD Agenda Work (Seminar-Workshop on Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting),” on 6-10 May 2019 at the Institute for Small-Scale Industries (ISSI), UP Diliman for members of the GAD Focal Point System of SUCs, government agencies, LGUs, and GOCCs.

The training fee of P12,500.00 will cover food, materials, kit, and certificate.

To participate, kindly accomplish and submit the reply slip on or before April 22.

For further inquiries, you may email [email protected] or call
(+632) 9206950.