About the Program
Seminars, forums, and discussions that tackle gender discourses, issues, and concerns are conducted for various sectors within UP Diliman. Established training programs offered on demand are (1) the Gender Sensitivity Training (GST) for all Faculty, Research, Extension and Professional Staff (REPS), Administrative Staff, Non-UP Contractual (NUPC) workers, and other workers (regardless of status) and (2) the Gender Sensitivity Orientation (GSO) for students at the basic education, undergraduate, and graduate levels. To complement regular training offerings, the UPDGO is currently developing training modules for Gender Sensitivity Training, SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression) Education and Masculinities Studies. Through the years, seminars and forums have also been developed in response to sector-specific requests, covering topics such as: Violence Against Women and their Children (VAWC); gender-based violence (GBV); Paralegal Training; Gender Sensitive Interviewing; SOGIE; and Masculinities. A primary strategy in crafting and conducting such training is the Training Needs Assessment (TNA), which guides in adapting the discussions towards addressing the needs and issues of audiences and ensuring relevance and relatability.