DChE Faculty and Staff Attend the Gender Sensitivity Training, Gender-Fair Language and Anti-Sexual Harassment Code Orientation Seminar Series for CEAT

Written by MVP Migo-Sumagang
Edited by: KM Gatdula
Posted: September 23, 2019

Last September 16, 2019, the Department of Chemical Engineering faculty and staff, together with employees from CEAT College Secretary’ Office and other units, were present in the “Gender Sensitivity and Anti-Sexual Harassment” seminar held at the Seminar Room of the DChE. The event was co-organized by Prof. Annie Liza Capili-Pintor from the Department of Electrical Engineering, the UPLB Gender Center, and the UPLB Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment.

The seminar was conducted in compliance with the Section 30 of the UP Anti-Sexual Harassment code requiring all members of the UP community to undergo an anti-sexual harassment orientation once every three years. Gender Sensitivity topics included the differentiation of “sex” which is assigned at birth (male, female, or intersex) from “gender” which is considered a spectrum. It was also highlighted that although sex is assigned at birth, only individuals have the right to determine and announce their gender. The attendees were encouraged to be respectful and non-discriminating of the gender of the persons around them. In addition, it was tackled that the government is taking steps to give equal opportunities for men and women alike. The good news is, the Philippines ranks 8th out of 149 countries in gender equality.

The use of non-sexist language in all official documents, communications, and issuances (MC No. 12, s. 2005) was also thoroughly discussed. The speaker also presented suggestions on how to use non-sexist language. Related policies and laws on anti-sexual harassment were also cited.

For questions and concerns regarding Gender Sensitivity and Anti-Sexual Harassment, you may contact:

UPLB Gender Center

049 501 1844

UPLB Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment

049 501 1844