|A socio-cultural construction which: a) defines and informs notions of femininity and masculinity, where each sex behaves according to these notions or socially and culturally dictated identities and is expected to perform social roles and tasks assigned to it; and b) are mistakenly believed to be natural and inherent.|
|A quality or state of society where the both personal relations and social, economic and political structures and institutions (the economy, the family, the state, religion, the educational system and the mass media) are structured in a non-dominating way to allow the development of the full potential and creativity and self-determination of every woman and man. A term which reflects an equal sharing of power between women and men, in their equal access to education, health, administrative and managerial positions, equal pay for work of equal value and equal seats in parliament, among others. Continue reading|
Jelina (Jeng) Tetangco and I wrote the research paper “Women and the All UP Unions: Mainstreaming the Women’s Agenda – An Integrated Field Work Paper” as the final requirement for our field work with the All UP Workers Union and the All UP Academic Employees Union from November 2007 to March 2008.
It was our honor to have done fieldwork and research on the organization’s first analysis conducted of women’s participation, the mainstreaming of their agenda, and the consolidation of the gender committee and All UP Women’s Solidarity.
This paper has been divided into the following blogs:
“Women and the All UP Unions: Mainstreaming the Women’s Agenda – An Integrated Field Work Paper” written Jelina Tetangco and Cindy Cruz-Cabrera | March 2008
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