The UPV Gender and Development Program in partnership with Ugsad Regional Gender Resource Center held a Public Forum in celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child on October 9, 2017 at the Auditorium, UPV Visayas Iloilo City campus. The activity was participated in by 494 participants coming from various UPV networks; and Ugsad member-institutions including the academe, government agencies, local government units, and non-governmental organizations.
The public forum aimed to raise the awareness of the general public and generate support and commitment of stakeholders to eliminate any and all forms of gender-based violence and discrimination against adolescent girls in Philippine communities.
The UPV Gender and Development Program in partnership with Ugsad Regional Gender Resource Center commemorated the 1st death anniversary of the late Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago by organizing a small gathering on September 29, 2017 at the GCEB Training Room, UP Visayas Iloilo City Campus.
The said event was attended by GAD advocates coming from UP Visayas and Ugsad member-institutions in the region.
The Institute of Fisheries Policy and Development Studies, College of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences, UP Visayas conducted a handicraft training from ‘used fine mesh nets’ on October 25-26, 2017 at UP Visayas, Miagao, Iloilo.
Twenty-three participants from the six municipalities Oton, Tigbauan, Guimbal, Miagao, San Joaquin, and Dumangas, Iloilo attended the training. Two of the women participants who were previously trained in doing flowers from discarded fine mesh net assisted in training the other participants. The first day was spent doing patterns and making flower designs.
Masked with some of the attitudes, languages, and culture left by our former colonizers, the Philippines is still blessed with the diverse and rich culture of the different indigenous groups all over our country. The colorful and rich traditions of our country continue to seep through in today’s society.
This can be attributed to the efforts of the various government offices, NGOs, and Indigenous Groups (IPs) themselves to keep these cultures and traditions still shining; one example of which, is the celebration of Indigenous Peoples Month every October pursuant to Proclamation No.1906, s. 2009.