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 [...]
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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 [...]
The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) welcomes Dr. Joane V. Serrano as the newly appointed Director for the Office of Gender Concerns (OGC), effective this 12 August 2020 until 28 February 2021. Dr. Serrano is an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS). She earned her Doctor of Philosophy Major in Development Communication at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and her Master of Management Major in Development Management and Bachelor of Science in Development Communication from the same university. Dr. Joane V. [...]
The Office of Gender Concerns conducted an online discussion on June 5 2020 at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, through the vide-conferencing platform Zoom, to open the conversation about Sexual Health. The discourse was led by Dr. Maria Rowena Raymundo, UPOU's Master of Distance Education and Graduate Certificate in Distance Education Program Chair, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs on QA , and board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologic Surgeon, subspecializing in infectious diseases. Dr. Rowena Raymundo discussed her PowerPoint presentation about the meaning of sexual health; sexual health across an individual’s lifespan; relations of the aspects of sexual health to a person’s [...]
The Office of Gender Concerns conducted an online video-conference through the platform Zoom, on April 16, 2020 at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, to open the discussion about mental health and gender during the Enhanced Community Quarantine amid COVID-19 pandemic. The director of the Office of Gender Concerns, Asst. Professor Rameses De Jesus, presented a report on studies and statistics that illustrate the relationship between gender and mental health. All employees who joined the Café Talk were also encouraged to share their insights and experiences that would move the discourse forward. The discussion included exchange about stereotypes and expectations of men [...]