UP Gender Law and Policy Program Conducts Gender Sensitivity Training for UP Law Faculty
On two separate occasions, on 23 September 2021 and on 17 February 2022, the University of the Philippines College of Law Gender Law and Policy Program (GLPP), with the assistance of the UP Law Information and Publication Division (IPD), conducted two webinars titled “Gender and Development 101: A Webinar on Gender Sensitivity” for the faculty members of the UP College of Law. Aimed towards creating, continuing, and expanding the spaces for dialogue regarding gender-related issues in the academe and the legal profession, the webinars provided participants an overview of the fundamentals of gender rights and laws and gender-rights issues through the expertise of key resource persons. A total of around 80 faculty members of the College attended the events.
To express his support for the initiative of the UP GLPP, Dean Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II delivered the opening remarks during the February 2022 session. On both occasions, Prof. Nathalie Africa-Verceles gave her introductory lecture on examining gender, shedding light on how gender, stereotypes, and biases affect our everyday lives, and reminded everyone to be more conscious of their actions. Prof. Teresa Paula S. De Luna and Prof. E. (Leo) D. Battad then talked about anti-sexual harassment during the September 2021 and February 2022 sessions, respectively, with special emphasis on the University Anti-Sexual Harassment (ASH) Code. The discussion provided the faculty members an overview of what can be done if there are instances of harassment or gender-based violence on campus.