January 17, 2023 – The Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) organized the year’s first meeting-workshop for the members of the Gender Focal Point System at UPOU. Dr. Melinda dP Bandalaria, Chancellor and Chairperson of GFPS, welcomed the members in the meeting-workshop. Dr. Bandalaria emphasized the importance of integrating gender in the consciousness of the university and in its activities for the entire year. “Kailangan bahagi na ng pagpapaplano at implementation ang GAD and our initiatives should reflect who we are as a university. ” said Chancellor Bandalaria. Chancellor Bandalaria gives her opening message to the attendees. OGC Director [...]
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On November 25, 2022, the University of the Philippines Open University Office of Gender Concerns (UPOU-OGC) held a special session on gender considerations in online learning for this year’s 7th National Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning (NCODeL). The theme of the conference was “NCODeL 2022: Reimagining Education Futures.” Entitled “Gender Dimensions in Public Education and Healing Through Distance Learning and Interventions,” the special session was held via online conferencing and was chaired by Dr. Finaflor Taylan, Director of the OGC. The hour-long event, which also kicked off the UPOU-OGC’s line-up of activities for its 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against [...]
OGC talks about community effort to stop VAWC in 18-Day Campaign Webinar “You and Me Against Violence”superadmin2022-12-02T16:43:55+08:00
As part of the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW, the UP Open University (UPOU) Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) conducted the first part of the two part session webinar entitled “You and Me against Violence: Role of the Community in Stopping Gender-Based Violence” held last December 01, 2022. Dr. Finaflor F. Taylan, OGC director and Program Chair of the Diploma/Master of Social Work and the Diploma in Women and Development programs, formally began the webinar and welcomed all attendees. Dr. Taylan explained the title of the forum and the whole campaign which underscores the shared duty of everyone in ensuring safety [...]
Dr. Finaflor F. Taylan, Director of the Office of Gender Concerns, was invited to serve as the subject matter expert for Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) in the 2022 Civil Service Commission (CSC) Public Sector Human Resources Symposium held last September 14-16 via virtual platforms. Plenary and concurrent session speakers for the 2022 CS Public HR Symposium. Photo courtesy of Philippine Civil Service Commission The symposium started with Dr. Taylan introducing the attendees to the concepts of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion. She mentioned how despite many years and attempts to educate people on these concepts, it [...]
The Office of Gender Concerns opened the Gender Orientation site for new FMDS students last September 10, 2022 on UPOU MyPortal to introduce students to the office’s services and the policies they must adhere to as they enter the university. The portal also contains a recorded video that tackles gender sensitivity as well as videos and infographics on laws and university policies on gender. The new site also gives information on different ways on how students can report cases of gender-based violence. This includes the online reporting platform and the new Anti-Sexual Harassment email - [email protected] To gauge the familiarity of [...]
The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) through the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) and the Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) collaborated with the Women Sustainability Academy for this year’s Women Sustainability Forum held last August 31, 2022. The forum was attended by researchers, scholars, practitioners, and advocates for sustainability from different countries and was streamed live on UPOU websites. The forum focused on three topics namely Education for sustainable development, Gender, and Climate Change, and Future-focused Sustainability. Dr. Isabel B. Franco, the global chairperson of the Women Sustainability Academy, welcomed the participants and introduced all the speakers, [...]
Filipino Social Workers and My Aspirations for My Country Poem Writing Contest The Social Work program under the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) and the Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) held a poem writing contest among Filipino social workers with the theme, "Filipino Social Workers and My Aspirations for My Country’. The contest ran from June 16 to 28, 2022 and was part of the celebration of the Filipino Social Workers’ Day being held on June 19 of every year, to recognize the role of Filipino social workers in the society. The winners of the poem writing [...]
FMDS holds an online forum, “Let’s Talk It Over” webinar series to celebrate the Filipino Social Workers’ Daysuperadmin2022-09-08T16:47:09+08:00
FMDS holds an online forum, "Let's Talk It Over" webinar series to celebrate the Filipino Social Workers' Day The Diploma in/ Master of Social Work program of UPOU - Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) conducted an online forum under the webinar series entitled “Filipino Social Workers And Our Joint Aspirations For The Country" last June 29, 2022. This online forum provided an online space to discuss salient features, programs and policies related to development, health and the environment. Dr. Finaflor F. Taylan, the Program Chair of the Diploma/Master of Social Work formally opened the online forum and [...]
UPOU highlights stories of support, love, and acceptance in Ikaw ang Tahanan Ko: Pride Month Photo Contestsuperadmin2022-07-08T12:33:31+08:00
Last June 15 to 25, 2022, the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) held a Pride Month Photo Contest entitled “Ikaw Ang Tahanan Ko” for all the members of LGBTQIA+ community. The contest is about sharing a photograph or an artwork with corresponding captions that were asked from contest participants that show the people or things they consider home that helped them in their journey towards achieving more respectful relationships and better quality of life. Through having proper social support systems both at the personal and societal levels, the messages and journeys that were shared [...]
OGC holds a webinar, Rewind & Forward: A history of LGBT advocacy and the role of the academe in forwarding gender-inclusive policies, to celebrate Pride Monthsuperadmin2022-07-08T12:32:09+08:00
The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) conducted a webinar entitled Rewind & Forward: A history of LGBT advocacy and the role of the academe in forwarding gender-inclusive policies last June 29, 2022. The speaker and participants in the forum discussed how the LGBT advocacy started and evolved, including the victories and milestones in the fight for LGBT rights. Dr. Finaflor F. Taylan, the Director of OGC and Program Chair of the Diploma/Master of Social Work and the Diploma in Women and Development programs, formally opened the webinar and welcomed the participants. Dr. Taylan shared [...]