Category Archives: Announcements

Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) will be hosting Maryam Lee for the first part of the discussion series entitled “Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge” on 18 October 2019 (Friday), 2:00 PM at the UPCWGS Conference Room. Ms. Lee will discuss her book “Unveiling Choice” (https://maryamlee.com/unveiling-choice/) wherein she explains why she decided to stop wearing the hijab.

UP Diliman Students’ consultation-workshop on the UP SOGIESC Policy

OPEN INVITE TO ALL UP DILIMAN STUDENTS AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the UP Babaylan and the UP Diliman University Student Council (USC), is holding a UP Diliman Students’ Consultation-Workshop on the UP SOGIESC Policy on 30 September 2019 (Monday), 1:00-4:00 PM at the UPCWGS Conference Room.

The UP SOGIESC Policy is a proposed system-wide policy on equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).

The first draft of UP SOGIESC Policy can be accessed at tiny.cc/UPSOGIESCPolicy (password: [email protected]). Please RSVP at tiny.cc/RSVPUPDStudentsConsults and provide your feedback on the UP SOGIESC Policy at tiny.cc/UPSOGIESCPolicyConsults on or before 21 September 2019 (Saturday).

UPCWGS Training and Extramural Activities: Call for Participants

[NOTE: The extramural on Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for Local Government Units is rescheduled from 25-29 November 2019 to 25-28 November 2019.]

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is organizing the following training and extramural activities for the last quarter of 2019:

Gender Responsive Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) (14-18 October 2019)

The training aims to enhance the capacity of ECCD practitioners when it comes to providing childhood care under their supervision. It also aims to provide updated knowledge and skills on ECCD, as well as on ensuring the gender responsiveness of the facility.

Training Fee: P10,000.00

Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting (GRPB) for Local Government Units (25-28 November 2019)

The training aims to capacitate and enhance the skills of the participating sectors when it comes to the preparation of the Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget (PB) Report, and the GAD Accomplishment Report (AR) that all government offices are mandated to submit yearly to the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the Commission on Audit (COA), and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

Training Fee: P10,000.00

Interested organizations and participants may get in touch with Vince Hermoso of the UPCWGS Training, Outreach, and Extension Program at (+632) 9818500 VoIP 4228, (+632) 9206950, 09358185499, 09612595082, or [email protected]

UPCWGS Training and Extramural Activities: Call for Participants

[NOTE: The extramural on Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for Local Government Units is rescheduled from 25-29 November 2019 to 25-28 November 2019.]

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) is organizing the following training and extramural activities for the last quarter of 2019:

Gender Responsive Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) (14-18 October 2019)

The training aims to enhance the capacity of ECCD practitioners when it comes to providing childhood care under their supervision. It also aims to provide updated knowledge and skills on ECCD, as well as on ensuring the gender responsiveness of the facility.

Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for Local Government Units (25-29 November 2019)

The training aims to capacitate and enhance the skills of the participating sectors when it comes to the preparation of the Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget (PB) Report, and the GAD Accomplishment Report (AR) that all government offices are mandated to submit yearly to the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the Commission on Audit (COA), and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

Interested organizations and participants may get in touch with Vince Hermoso of the UPCWGS Training, Outreach, and Extension Program at (+632) 9818500 VoIP 4228, (+632) 9206950, 09358185499, or 09612595082.

UP Pride 2019: Schedule of Activities

September 10 (Tuesday)
Exhibit Launch
Palma Hall Lobby, 11:30 AM -1:00 PM
September 11 (Wednesday)
Feminism & SOGIESC Workshop
School of Economics Auditorium, 4:00-7:00 PM
September 12 (Thursday)
Equality Talks: A Forum on the UP SOGIESC Policy & the SOGIE Equality Bill
School of Economics Auditorium, 4:00-7:00 PM
September 13 (Friday)

Breaking the Stigma: Free and Confidential HIV Testing
Palma Hall Parking Lot, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Pride Assembly
Quezon Hall, 4:00 PM

Pride March
Academic Oval, 5:00 PM

Pride Night: PRIDEday the 13th
6:00 PM onwards

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 with Maria Reimondez

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.