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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 [...]
The UPOU Office of Gender Concerns is happy to report meeting the mandate of devoting a minimum of 5% of its total budget to gender and development endeavors, for the third consecutive year! The UPOU GAD Accomplishment Report has been reviewed and endorsed by the Philippine Commission on Women on April 14, 2020. The OGC thanks the UPOU family (all unit leaders, all constituents) for the warm support and participation in working towards achieving goals, projects, and activities that advance gender equality. The work continues, and we are excited to continue working with you!
March 12, 2020 – UPOU-OGC holds seminar on Purpose of Gender Mainstreaming and Management of Resistance to Gender Worksuperadmin2020-07-01T15:16:38+08:00
UPOU-OGC holds seminar on Purpose of Gender Mainstreaming and Management of Resistance to Gender Work The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) conducted the seminar entitled “Purpose of Gender Mainstreaming and Management of Resistance to Gender Work: Fostering Collaboration Towards Gender and Development” on 12 March 2020 at the UPOU Headquarters AudioVisual Room. Ms. Karen Lagat-Mercado served as the resource speaker. She is the Head of the Municipal Gender and Development Office of Los Banos, Laguna, and a technical Gender and Development (GAD) expert in the Calabarzon Gender and Development Resource Pool. Ms. Lagat-Mercado’s discussion [...]
The UP Open University (UPOU) Office of Gender Concerns (OGC) started the celebration of Women’s Month with a Kick-Off Event on 4 March 2020 at the UPOU Headquarters Main Building Lobby. The program started with a game of charades that showed the actions of the attendees’ associated with being a man and a woman as a warm up. This was followed by a Gender-Bias Bingo that was intended to make the guests reflect on the gender-based biases happening around them. The Kick-off Program closed by the unveiling of the Freedom Wall. Everyone was invited to express their thoughts by answering two [...]