UP Law Complex Women’s Month Commemoration Activities
Last 08 March 2022, the UP Law Complex commenced its Women’s Month 2022 celebration with the theme “We Make CHANGE Work for Women: Agenda ng Kababaihan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran.” A fitting start to face-to-face activities in the workplace since the last event of this kind before the pandemic was also the Opening Ceremonies of Women’s Month 2020.
Among the activities lined up are the webinars “Making Change Work for Women: Taking Stock of Contemporary Legislation for Women” by the Institute of Human Rights, “Psst… Hatid na kita!: A Webinar on the Role of the Barangay in Protecting Women and Girls from Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Harassment” by the UP Law Center Training and Convention Division, “Gender and Development 101: A Webinar on Gender Sensitivity for Law Students” by the Legal Education Board and the UP College of Law Gender Law and Policy Program; a film showing of the movie “Hidden Figures”; a makeup tutorial for Zoom Meetings; a seminar on Urban Gardening and a talk on Women’s Reproductive Health.
Weekly Zumba sessions to highlight the need to take care of women’s physical welfare will also be held as well as a Search for the Best TikTok Video that features how to celebrate women’s rights and welfare. The much-awaited launch of the Child Minding Room and GAD Room will also happen this March.
National Women’s Month is held every March to celebrate women’s achievements and ensure progress for their empowerment. This year’s goals are to assess the gains made towards gender equality and women empowerment, as well as to prevent backsliding due to COVID-19 and other national issues.
Online Events Commemorating Women’s Month 2022
Making Change for Women: Taking Stock of Contemporary Legislations for Women
Last March 9, the UP Institute of Human Rights conducted an online forum entitled “Making Change Work for Women: Taking Stock of Contemporary Legislations,” which featured key legislations on women’s rights.
The forum discussed the current legislations affecting women, such as the Domestic Administrative Adoption and Alternative Child Care Act (RA 11642), Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (RA 11596), and the Expanded Solo Parents Welfare Bill (SB 1411).
Lectures were also delivered at the forum by invited speakers. Sen. Risa Hontiveros shared her experience as author and sponsor of RA 11596. Comm. Amielyn Limbona of the Philippine Commission for Women shared her observations and provided suggestions on the Expanded Solo Parents Welfare Bill to make it more inclusive and responsive. Atty. Krissi Shaffina Twyla Rubin, the OIC of the Commission on Human Rights for Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights, discussed RA 11596 and RA 11642 in connection with the State obligations under the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Psst… Hatid na kita!: A Webinar on the Role of Barangay in Protecting Women and Girls from Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Harassment
Join us in celebrating National Women’s Month as we discuss laws protecting the rights of women and girls. Registration is now open for “Psst… Hatid na kita!: A Webinar on the Role of the Barangay in Protecting Women and Girls from Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Harassment” by the UP Law Center Training and Convention Division, happening on March 26, 2022 (Saturday) from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM via Zoom.
This webinar is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Registration is required. Please register at: https://uplaw.ph/mar26bleswebinar
Gender and Development 101: A Webinar on Gender Sensitivity for Law Students
The Legal Education Board and the University of the Philippines College of Law Gender Law and Policy Program (UP GLPP) invite all first- and second-year law students to the second iteration of the Gender Sensitivity Training entitled “Gender and Development 101: A Webinar on Gender Sensitivity for Law Students” on April 9, 2022, from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
For the full issuance, please click here: https://tinyurl.com/LEBMCNO107.
This article does not include future events not yet announced.
For more details about the National Women’s Month, you may visit the Philippine Commission on Women’s website at https://pcw.gov.ph/2022-national-womens-month-celebration/.