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UP CWS Extends Psychosocial Support, Commits to Rebuild

The UP Center for Women’s Studies in UP Diliman.
The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s Studies (UP CWS), a UP system-wide office, was among the immediate responders to extend relief and psychosocial support to the survivors of typhoon Yolanda last November.
Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio, director of the UP CWS and professor at the UP College of Social Work and Community Development (UP CSWCD), shared some of her insights and recommendations for the UP community.
Cut the bureaucracy
According to Claudio “cutting the bureaucracy in times of disasters” to be able to immediately address the needs of survivors is “one of the most …

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Call for papers: 3rd Congress of the Asian Association of Women’s Studies (CAAWS 2013) on Dec. 9-12

The Information Age, often known as the Computer or Digital Age has provided new opportunities for women to advance their status in society. Through easier access to varied communication and information technologies, women throughout the world have more opportunities now to improve their educational, health and economic status as well decision-making roles.  But such situation has also posed challenges to the protection and promotion of women’s human rights.
The increase in the incidence of transnational sex and labor trafficking in recent years, for instance,  has been attributed to the use by criminal syndicates of digital technologies. In many Asian countries, the …

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