Legal and Psychosocial

Psychosocial, emergency crisis, and legal counseling is made available to UP Diliman constituents in need of advice, options, and recommendations for appropriate courses of action in relation to gender and gender-related issues, oppression, abuse, sexual harassment, rape, gender-based violence (GBV), family violence, and violence against women and children (VAWC).

As discussed in the DGR 2018 article “Ang Diliman Gender Office sa Pagsusulong ng Hustisyang Pangkasarian at Makataong Karapatan: Panimulang Paglalagom ng 15 Taong Paglilingkod”, (1) the UPDGO’s qualified counselors provide immediate emotional relief, extend assistance to survivors in crisis, share pertinent information, and discuss various options with the survivors; and (2) the services offered observe guidelines for feminist and gender-sensitive counseling with the goals of recognizing, understanding, and acknowledging the counselees’ gender, socioeconomic, and political predicaments, marginalization, and oppression as well as discussing options for working towards empowerment. These services are confidential and free of charge.