Center for Gender and Women Studies
The Center for Gender and Women Studies (CGWS) in UP Manila started from the Women's Health and Development Program developed in 1997 under the term of Chancellor Perla Santos Ocampo and headed by the group of Dr. Susy Pineda Mercado. In 1998, the Board of Regents approved the establishment of the CGWS. It aims to institutionalize a gender-sensitive perspective and framework in the curriculum, as well as in teaching and training programs for students, faculty and employees of UP Manila. It also aims to develop and institutionalize gender-responsive health services in all health sector units, specifically clinical and public health education programs for health professionals, and to develop a gender-responsive health policy, research paradigms, and information systems under a systematic and strategic plan of action through health science education, research and training.