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.



Memorandum para sa 12th UP Diliman GAD Summit mula sa opisina ni Chancellor Fidel R. Nemenzo.

Inaanyayahang muli ang lahat ng GAD Focal Point persons at mga kasapi ng GAD Committee ng bawat opisina at yunit na magrehistro para rito.

Magkita-kita po tayo!

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!

UP Diliman GAD Agenda Planning and Development Series 5

Pagbati sa idinaos ng UP Diliman Gender Office na pinakahuli sa limang workshop sa UP Diliman GAD Agenda Planning and Development Series noong Biyernes (Hulyo 1, 2022). Ang GAD Agenda Core Group ay gumawa ng GAD Strategic Plan para sa ikalawang hanay ng tatlong GAD Goals bilang bahagi ng GAD Agenda. Ang mga workshop ay pinangasiwaan ni Gender and Development Officer Cindy Cruz-Cabrera, GAD Associate Gwyneth Meneses, at Emergency Crisis Counselor Ms. Tish R. Vito Cruz habang nakadalo din ang UPDGO Coordinator Ms. Kristel R. Gomez-Magdaraog. Kasama rin sa talakayan ang Administrative Assistant ng UPDGO na si Wilfran Delapaz at ang mga intern ng UP Pampanga na sina Chassy Anne Fajardo, Maiah Suico, Rae Navarro, at Merynn Ularte.
Papasok na ito ngayon sa yugto ng pagsulat, kasama ang huling konsultasyon at ang pagpapahayag ng iminumungkahing GAD Agenda sa gaganapin sa UP Diliman Gender and Development (GAD) Summit sa katapusan ng Hulyo 2022.
Maraming salamat tulad ng dati sa GAD Agenda Core Group, na binubuo ng mga miyembro ng GAD Committee mula sa mga sumusunod na kolehiyo at unit sa UP Diliman: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA), Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA). ), Office of Vice Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD), National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED), School of Statistics, University Library, Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment (OASH), Office of Student Housing (OSH) , at ang UP Integrated School (UPIS).