UP Visayas marks Women’s Month
It has become an event that is looked forward to by the UP Visayas community as part of the Women’s Month celebration.
“We make Change Work for Women” – with this theme, UP Visayas, through the Gender and Development Program marked Women’s Month with a variety of events that started with a caravan on March 1, 2017 in Iloilo City. This was participated in by the members of UGSAD Regional Gender and Resource Center and GABRIELLA Panay and Guimaras chapters.
March 8 was celebrated around the world as International Women’s Day. UPV treated its women employees to a pampering day in both its Miagao and Iloilo City campuses. This included manicure, pedicure, full body massage, foot reflex/massage and haircuts. Another event of the day was an open mic poetry reading.
Other activities included a bazaar, film screening, poster-making contest, two public forums on 1) women empowerment and 2) changing issues on women empowerment in today’s global community – a seminar on ethical and gender-fair qualitative research with international scholars, a cook-off, and a boodle lunch.