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UP Pride Film Festival 2021
Kapihan sa UP with Pride 2021
To cap off the celebration of UP Pride 2021, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) brings you Kapihan sa UP with Pride 2021 on 30 October 2021 (Saturday), 2:00 PM via Zoom. This will also be live streamed at the UPCWGS Facebook page.
Join us in an afternoon of celebration of our milestones and achievements, and a collaborative discussion of our ways forward. Please have with you your rainbow flags and rainbow-inspired items, and of course, your cups of coffee.
Everyone is invited to attend and participate. Registration is free and may be accomplished by clicking the link: https://bit.ly/KapihanSaUPWithPride.
For questions, please get in touch with Vince Hermoso through the following details: [email protected] or 09953422151.
Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge
May mali ba sa ‘kin? Importante pa ba ‘to? Exploring Older Women’s Perceptions of Womanhood and Sexuality
The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) invites everyone to May mali ba sa ‘kin? Importante pa ba ‘to? Exploring Older Women’s Perceptions of Womanhood and Sexuality on 22 October 2021 (Friday), 2:00-4:00 PM (Manila Time) via Zoom. This event is the sixth session of the lecture series, “Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge.”
Register via https://tinyurl.com/SOCAgingSexuality.
Our speaker is AJ Nuque. She is a graduate student of the Department of Women and Development Studies and currently an Information Officer of the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Center of the Commission on Human Rights.
In the webinar, she will talk about her thesis on aging sexuality and womanhood. Drawing from data from in-depth interviews with older women aged 60 and above, her thesis explores how older women define, perceive, and give importance to sexuality and womanhood in later life and situates aging sexuality in gender and development discourse. Through these stories, we are invited to look at new ways we can understand and experience aging, sexuality, and womanhood beyond the heteronormative and romantic lens.
Reminders for registrants:
Please make sure to create a Zoom account, and log in your Zoom account before you click on the webinar link. Individuals who do not have a Zoom account and are not logged in will not be able to enter the Zoom webinar.
If you have registered but did not get the link, send us your email via a private message on Facebook or email us at [email protected]
UP Pride 2021: Community Calendar
Gender Country Profile for the Philippines 2021
You may view and download the Gender Country Profile here.
Call for Applications: Safe in Cyberspace – A Youth Fellowship for Developing Capacity and Inclusivity in the Digital Sphere
The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with UN Women Philippines, is conducting a short course on digital literacy, Safe in Cyberspace – A Youth Fellowship for Developing Capacity and Inclusivity in the Digital Sphere, to counter hate speech and promote positive online engagement. Twenty-five fellows will be chosen to participate.
The objectives of the project are to:
- Build media and information literacy skills for young leaders, with a focus on women, to facilitate their positive digital engagement.
- Craft, pilot, and roll out an interactive and inclusive training module that includes concepts of feminism and media, cybersecurity, safe spaces, and mental health, among others.
- Surface and analyze emerging issues of young leaders, advocates, and cyber defenders on online security threats prevailing in the Philippines.
- Equip and empower young leaders, advocates, and cyber defenders in creating positive content online and countering hate speech, misogyny, sexism, and other online threats to women towards using social media as a platform for advocacy building.
The fellowship is a series of five (5) small group discussions on feminism, cybersecurity, and online advocacy, including creative workshops on photography, videography, and digital illustrations. Each session is about 4 hours. There will also be optional coaching sessions where participants can ask expert mentors for feedback in order to improve their outputs.
The topics are as follows:
- Feminism, Misogyny, and SOGIESC
- Cyber Hygiene and Cyber Threats
- Creating Positive Space
- Feminist Arts and Media
The dates and times of the sessions will be based on the Training Needs Assessment to be submitted by the aspiring fellows.
By the end of the course, we expect the participants to be able to appreciate and apply the principles of feminism, methods of advocacy, and practices of inclusivity in the online space. The fellowship will culminate in a graduation ceremony and virtual launch of materials created by the participants. Three fellows will be selected to participate in the international summit of UN Women.
Applicants: Eligibility Criteria
- 18-25 years old
- Women and/or members of the LGBTQIA+
- Must be able to attend and commit time to all sessions in order to receive a certificate from UN Women and the UPCWGS
Interested participants may apply through the link: https://tinyurl.com/safecyberspaceph.
The deadline for application is on 10 September 2021 (Friday), 5:00 PM Philippine Standard Time.
- Load allowance for data/internet
- Meal allowance
- Basic vlogging kit (ring light, microphone, cellphone stand)
- Certificate of Participation
- Chance to participate in the international summit
Review of Women’s Studies Volume XXXI, Number 1
You may view the journal here until 16 October 2021.
Pantay Pinas: Sharing of Key Findings of the Philippines’ Gender Country Profile 2021
The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) will hold a forum to present the 2021 Philippines’ Country Gender Profile on 16 August 2021 (Monday), 9:00-11:00 AM (Manila Time, UTC+8) via Zoom. The forum, entitled Pantay Pinas: Sharing of Key Findings of the Philippines’ Gender Country Profile 2021, will be the research dissemination of the update to the 2016 Gender Country Report of the Philippines.
Register at https://bit.ly/PantayPinas.
The 2021 Gender Country Profile for the Philippines covers 13 thematic areas, including the representation of women in decision making; gender, education, and participation in the labor market; gender and agriculture; women and health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and adolescent pregnancy; and women, peace, and security; among others. The Profile aims to contribute to the effectiveness of European Union interventions in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the country.
Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge
UPCWGS Research Grant 2020: Research Dissemination Forum
The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) invites everyone to the UPCWGS Research Dissemination Forum on 31 August 2021 (Tuesday), 2:00-4:00 PM via Zoom. Featuring the research projects of our 2020 Research Grantees, this event is the fifth session of the lecture series, “Site of Convergence: Weaving Tapestries of Knowledge.”
Register via https://tinyurl.com/RDF2021.
The featured research projects are:
Through a Feminist Lens: What Do Feminist Spaces Look Like During a Pandemic?
by Rowena Laguilles-Timog and Maritess Cruz
Impact of COVID-19 on Women in the Informal Economy in Quezon City
by Melanie V. Cabotaje, Bernadette D. Escoto, Joanna Rose T. Laddaran, Jaylyn D. Manglicmot, and Jefferson C. Sumalabe (Research Division, UP Institute for Small-Scale Industries)
Towards Justice and Accountability: Victims of Discrimination in UP Diliman and Their Modes of Understanding Justice
by Bryon Senga and Kristine De Torres