UP Gender Law and Policy Program Partners with Legal Education Board, Delivers Gender Sensitivity Training to Law Students Nationwide
To be able to provide its gender sensitivity training program to law students across the country, the Gender Law and Policy Program (GLPP) of the University of the Philippines College of Law sought the partnership and cooperation of the Legal Education Board (LEB) as the supervisory and regulatory agency of Philippine legal education. The webinar titled “Gender and Development 101: A Webinar on Gender Sensitivity” centers around gender 101, gender-fair language, gender advocacy, and anti-sexual harassment in work and educational/training institutions. The first iteration of this joint gender sensitivity webinar was held on 18 December 2021.
A total of 188 participants out of 378 registrants were able to attend the event via Zoom despite the onslaught of Typhoon Odette. The online recording of the session has also been viewed more than 700 times on Facebook, as of this writing. Participants consisted of students across all year levels nationwide, as well as a handful of law graduates and faculty members, but majority were in their first or second year of law school and hailed from Western Visayas and the National Capital Region. UP Law Dean Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II, LEB Chairperson Anna Marie Melanie B. Trinidad, and LEB Commissioner Alexander D. Dumpa showed their support with messages of solidarity during the event.
This coming April, the UP GLPP and the LEB will conduct the second iteration of this joint gender sensitivity webinar for law students nationwide. The event will be held on 9 April 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live. Interested participants may register at bit.ly/LEB-GLPP_Gender2022.