The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) in collaboration with the Diploma in/Master of Social Work and Diploma in Women and Development programs of the UPOU Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) will be releasing the third GADTalk podcast episode on 30 June 2021, 4:00 PM. Ms. Melanie M. Reyes-Carambas, Gender and Development Head of Women and Gender Institute and a lecturer at FMDS UPOU, will serve as the resource speaker for the third podcast episode titled: #SpeakYourself: Protecting Oneself Against Online Sexual Harassment. This episode is a question and answer (Q&A) type of [...]
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The UP Open University (UPOU) Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) invites everyone to a webinar on Gender-Responsive and Feminist Research on 3 June 2021, 2PM to 5PM.We have invited Dr. Nathalie Africa-Verceles, Director of the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, as the Resource Speaker. Join us as we learn how to develop gender-responsive and feminist research proposals. The webinar will be live-streamed via UPOU Networks: https://networks.upou.edu.ph/gad/, and the UPOU and the OGC official Facebook Pages.
The UP Open University (UPOU) is joining girls around the world in celebrating the “International Girls in ICT Day” on 22 April 2021. With the 2021 theme Connected Girls, Creating Brighter Futures, UPOU supports the global campaign to build awareness about the gender digital divide, support technology education and skills training, and encourage more girls and young women to actively pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This global movement highlights the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) -- the world’s fastest-growing sector. UPOU, as the pioneer [...]
The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) spearheaded by the Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) celebrated the 2021 National Women’s Month in collaboration with the different units of UPOU and partner organizations. The UPOU aligned its activities with this year’s national theme “We Make Change Work for Women: Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!” Online Communication Campaigns OGC kicks off the first day of Women’s Month by releasing an online communication campaign asking women how they coped with the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the responses the office received was from aProf. Ria Valerie Cabanes of the UPOU’s Faculty of Management and [...]
The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), led by the Office of Gender Concerns (OGC), joins the #ChooseToChallenge campaign as part of its celebration of the International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021. We would like to invite you to join us in the #ChooseToChallenge campaign. Let us choose to challenge and commit to ending gender-based violence, gender bias, gender inequality, and other gender issues. Share this post, wear something purple for #PurpleMondays, and take a selfie of you doing the #ChooseToChallenge pose (right hand raised). Create a statement that you will personally commit to for International Women’s Day. [...]
Today is the start of Women’s month, which is celebrated not just here in the Philippines but all over the world. With this year’s theme “We Make Change Work for Women: Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!”, the UPOU Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) salutes all the Juanas and highlights the extraordinary roles of ordinary Juanas in the society as initiators, trailblazers and harbingers of change. We also honor the women frontliners who are striding head on to ensure public safety; and to give praise to women and girls who have adjusted their old routines into the new normal, and continued to [...]
The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) in partnership with the UPOU Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS), UPOU Ugnayan ng Pahinungod, and other partners will be conducting various activities in celebration of the National Women’s Month in March 2021. This year’s theme is: “WE Make CHANGE Work for Women: Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!”. Introductory Course on Contact-center Services The UPOU Ugnayan ng Pahinungod and the UPOU OGC partner with the largest BPO Company in the Philippines in developing an online introductory course on contact-center services. As the country continues to struggle with [...]
In celebration of the upcoming Women’s Month this March 2021, Let’s Talk It Over (LTIO) features a webinar entitled “WOMENtrepreneurs in the Digital Era”. This webinar is a proud collaboration between the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) - Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) Master of Public Management Program and the UPOU Office of Gender Concerns; and the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology. This webinar is aligned with the theme “WE Make CHANGE Work for Women: Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!”. Join us as we hear inspiring and educational stories from women who have thrived in the [...]
The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) conducted a Gender Sensitivity Training (GST) for the university’s faculty and staff on 27 November 2020 via zoom. The training was attended by more than 50 faculty and staff from different UPOU offices and units. The main goal of this activity is gender-mainstreaming and to increase awareness and consciousness of gender issues and gender and development among faculty and staff. Assistant Professor Finaflor Taylan, a faculty member of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) of UPOU and a former OGC Director, and Ms. Rio Grace Otara, [...]
The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) continues to advocate for a #VAWFreePH by joining this year’s International Day for the Elimination for Violence Against Women and Children and the National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of VAWC as declared through Republic Act 10398 . The office will be participating in the 18-day campaign through trainings, webinars, and social media engagements -- highlighting the continuous fight for the elimination of all types of violence against women and children. This will run from 25 November to 12 December 2020. OGC launches this campaign through its first [...]