In light of the recent discrimination case one of our esteemed member is experiencing, UP Babaylan will further the advocacy for gender equality and social justice by initiating and organizing the first Roundtable Discussion on Gender Policies. The Round table discussion is organized to draft policies for the protection of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in UP. Hopefully, this policy will be adapted by other academic institutions. This is part of the ongoing campaign of UP Babaylan for advancing gender justice and promoting policies for sexual orientation and gender identity in the University, securing and creating a humane environment for learning. The discussion will also highlight issues and concepts concerning Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals.
We all are aware of the problem. Together, let us provide the real solution.
Title: “Understanding LGBT: Drafting Gender Sensitive School Policies”
Roundtable Discussion (March 11, 9-12nn, Claro M. Recto Hall)
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Below are the institutions and panelists that the organization will be inviting to the round table meeting.
o Babaylanes, Inc.
o Society of Transexuals of the Philippines - STRAP ( TG situationer)
o Dr. Neil Garcia (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities [focusing on TG] from a socio-cultural perspective)
o Atty. Venir Cuyco (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities [focusing on TG] from a legal perspective)
o Sir Eric Julian Manalastas (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities [focusing on TG] from a psychological perspective)
o Diliman Gender Office (Existing Relevant University Policies on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities [focusing on TG])
o Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs
o Office of Counseling and Guidance
o Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment
o Centre for Women’s Studies
o University Student Council
o Law Student Government Central Board
o UP Institute of Human Rights - Law Center
o Commission on Human Rights
o Commission on Higher Education
o European Languages Department (Ma’am Nikki Del Corro)
o Hender Gercio