The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Gender Center is holding a series of activities during the month-long celebration of its fifth anniversary with the theme “Makabagong Pakikibaka ng Kababaihan Tungo sa Tuwid na Daan.”
With the cooperation of the Ugnayan ng Pahinungod and the Department of Human Kinetics (DHK), the kick-off activity on practical self-defense training was held on July 5 at the Copeland Gymnasium. On July 9, Disaster Risk and Basic Survival Technique Training will be held at the Baker Hall.
On July 24, the film “In Nomine Matris” will be shown at the D. L. Umali Auditorium, in partnership with the Sigma Alpha Nu Sorority, while a public forum will be held on July 29 at the A. G, Samonte Hall with Carolina “Bobbie” Malay-Ocampo as guest speaker.
There is also a poster-making contest open to all UPLB students, alumni, faculty and staff.
The UPLB Gender Center holds campus-wide seminars, receives complaints of sexual harassment, coordinates special counseling and referral programs, and orients new students on gender sensitivity and anti-sexual harassment. (Arielina P. Arevalo)