The UPDGO Publications for 2022

The UP Diliman Gender Office launched new publications this year namely: Protocol for Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response (GBV Protocol), Usapang Lalaki: Masculinities Study Training Module, Mulat: Book of Gender Abstracts, 6 Year UP Diliman GAD Agenda, and the FILIPIN/AS: Women in Philippine Society Module. Aside from these publications, the UPDGO also launched pamphlets about gender topics and issues: HIV-AIDS brochure, SOGIESC brochure, Safe Spaces Act: Isang Praymer, and the SOGIESC Situation in UP Diliman.

The “Protocol for Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response (GBV Protocol)” is intended to be a resource for faculty, staff, and employees who are first responders to different gender-based violence cases in the university. This is written by our Guidance Service Specialist, Anna Myrishia Villanueva. Meanwhile, the “Usapang Lalaki: Masculinity Studies Training Module” written by Eric Cabrera, is for trainers who want to shed light on the topic masculinity studies in the Philippines as a patriarchal society and how it is connected to different issues like VAWC, sexual harassment, bullying, and all forms of discrimination. The “Mulat: Book of Gender Abstracts” is a collection of abstracts about gender-related studies and topics. This project is headed by Kristel May Gomez-Magdaraog. The “6 Year UP Diliman GAD Agenda” is written also by Kristel May Gomez-Magdaraog, Cindy Cruz-Cabrera, Gwyneth Meneses and members of the UP Diliman Committee: Joseph Liao, Aiza Palaya, Gian Louisse Roy, AC Nadora, Eric Lloyd Hilario, and Kathleen Estrella. The agenda was a result of a 2-year intensive research and collaboration of the office and the GAD Committees of the university. The “Filipin/as: Women in Philippine Society” module is also a collaboration between the UPDGO and faculty of the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts which aims to help Senior High school teachers and educators in teaching about gender-issues and topics. Finally, the “SOGIESC Situation in UP Diliman” is a study on the current SOGIESC situation which was a result of a series of interviews with faculty, staff, and students within the university.

By launching these publications and other reading materials, the UP Diliman Gender Office hopes to raise awareness about gender issues and promote a more equitable and inclusive community. These publications are part of the office’s larger goal to create a more equal and gender-sensitive world.

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Invitation to the 3rd UPD PDTS & 13th GAD Summit 2022

The UP Diliman Gender Office would like to invite all GAD COMMITTEE MEMBERS to participate in the 13th UP Diliman Gender and Development (GAD) Summit 2022 and the 3rd UP Diliman Professional Development Training Series 2022: Gender-Based Violence First Responder Training this November 23-25, 2022 as part of UPDGO’s opening activities for the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women, which begins on November 25 – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW). These are both in-person activities to be held at Alcantara Hall (third floor), UP Student Union Building, University of the Philippines Diliman.
The 3rd UP Diliman Professional Development Training Series 2022: Gender-Based Violence First Responder Training is a three-day training seminar to be held on November 23-24, 2022 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM and on November 25, 2022 from 8:00AM to 12:00NN. The PDTS will be focused on Training for UP Diliman GAD Committee members as Counseling First Responders for Gender-Based Violence. This training is the direct result of previous GAD Agenda and GAD Summit roundtable discussions on the need for Training as Counseling First Responders for Gender-Based Violence following concerns regarding several incidences of requests and situations where GAD Committee members have had to respond and assist in this capacity.
The PDTS shall be followed by the 13th UP Diliman Gender and Development Summit 2022 to be held on November 25, 2022 from 1:00PM to 5:00PM. This will be the first in-person GAD Summit to be held since 2019, and will include GAD Committee fellowship, presentation of GAD accomplishments, and sharing of best practices in GAD of all units and colleges across UP Diliman. We shall be celebrating IDEVAW – the International Day for the Elimination and Violence Against Women through GAD education and awareness-raising briefings and two musical performances.

12th GAD SUMMIT: UP Diliman GAD Agenda 2023-2028 Validation

After more than a year of GAD work in collaboration with the various GAD Committees across UP Diliman towards (1) contributing to the 2021 GAD Agenda Consultation Series, (2) workshopping and validating the 2021 UP Diliman Rapid GAD Assessment of Thematic Areas, (3) developing and planning of the VMGs and GAD Goals by the Core Group, and (4) drafting the GAD Strategic Plans, the UP Diliman Gender Office is happy to convene the 12th UP Diliman Gender and Development (GAD) Summit for the presentation and validation of the UP Diliman GAD Agenda 2023-2028. This validation will be the basis for the finalization of the GAD Agenda to be launched and published in September 2022.

The UPDGO would like to thank and give credit to all the participating GAD Committees, the GAD Agenda Core Group, and our GAD Agenda Writers – Aiza Palaya (University Library), Joseph Dominic Liao (Office of Student Housing), Eric Loyd Hilario (UP Integrated School), Anna Cristina Nadora (UP Integrated School), Gian Louisse Roy (School of Statistics), and Kathleen Estrella (Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs). With the guidance of Ms. Gichelle Cruz, GESI Consultant from the National GAD Resource Pool of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), we have now arrived at this final stage.  

We would also like to thank Chancellor Fidel R. Nemenzo for his unwavering support for the UPDGO throughout the yearlong process of developing and crafting the GAD Agenda.

Join us at this momentous event on August 18, 2022 (Thursday) from 8:30AM to 4:00PM. We look forward to seeing you all then!


Narito ang iskedyul sa mga sesyon ng pagsasanay at webinar ng UPDGO sa Agosto 2022 na maaaring daluhan ng mga miyembro ng komunidad ng UP Diliman. Maaaring indibidwal o pangkat ang mag-register, ilagay lamang sa form kung ilan ang dadalo kung para sa pangkat. Kada sesyon ay animnapung (60) katao ang maaaring mapadalo. Magpapadala ng kumpirmasyon ang UPDGO isang (1) linggo bago ang petsa ng sesyon.

Magregister dito:, o i-scan ang QR code.

Maraming salamat at kitakits sa mga sesyon!




UPDGO sa Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Conference

Naging matagumpay ang partisipasyon ng UP Diliman Gender Office sa Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Conference na ginanap noong Hulyo 5-8, 2022 sa Monash University sa Clayton Campus na may temang “Social Justice in Pandemic Times”. Nakiisa sina Coordinator Kristel May Gomez-Magdaraog at Guidance Specialist Anna Villanueva sa kumperensya sa Australia samantalang nakiisa sina Research and Publications Officer Stephanie Andaya at Gender and Development Officer Cindy Cruz-Cabrera via Zoom upang mabuo ang panel ng UPDGO na may titulong “Gender Responsiveness in the time of Covid-19: The University of the Philippines Diliman Gender Office Experience”.

Ang ASAA Conference ay ginaganap dalawang beses sa isang taon. Si Associate Professor Sharyn Davies ang convenor samantalang kapwa hosts ang Monash University at ang Herb Feith Engagement Centre. Hitik sa iba’t ibang aktibidad at gawain ang nasabing kumperensya gaya ng paglulunsad ng mga libro, roundtable discussions at workshop, webinars, ang plenaryo ng presentasyon ng mga papel, at iba pa. Ito ay isa sa mga pinakamalaking pagsasama-sama ng mga eksperto sa Asya at karatig na rehiyon.

Pinangunahan ni Kristel May Gomez-Magdaraog ang panel sa kanyang papel na “Gender Mainstreaming in the University of the Philippines Diliman: The Covid-19 Pandemic Era”. Sinundan ito ng papel ni Guidance Specialist Anna Villanueva na pinamagatang “Gender-Based Violence: A Protocol for the University of the Philippines as an Urgent Response in the Time of Covid-19 Pandemic.” Ibinahagi naman ni Gender and Development Officer ang kanyang papel na may titulong “A Collaborative and Consultative Research Process towards Gender Mainstreaming Frameworks and Mechanisms in the COVID-19 Pandemic Context at the University of the Philippines Diliman” at ang panghuli ay ang “Isang Dede-kasyon: A Study on the Experiences Breastfeeding Staff, REPS, and Faculty of UP Diliman” ni Research and Publications Officer Stephanie Andaya. Pagbati sa UPDGO sa matagumpay na pagbabahagi ng karanasan nito sa gawaing pangkasarian sa panahon ng Covid-19 Pandemic.