UP Center for Women's Studies Foundation

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UP Center for Women's Studies Foundation, Inc. (UP CWSFI)
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Established 1992
Head Lourdes L. Lontok-Cruz
Address Magsaysay Avenue corner Ylanan Rd.

University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City, Philippines

Tel. No. 920-6950
Fax No. 920-6880
Website http://cws.upd.edu.ph

The UP Center for Women's Studies Foundation, Inc. (UP CWSFI) is an organization dedicated to help UP Center for Women's Studies in its efforts to raise the status of women in Philippine society through research, training/conferences, outreach, and dissemination of significant information about women.



Established in 1992, the UP CWSFI works for the following objectives:

  • to create and sharpen awareness of women and other gender-related issues;
  • to encourage and strengthen teaching, research, extension, and advocacy programs on and for women;
  • to strengthen and vitalize Women’s Studies multi- and interdisciplinary programs;
  • to initiate the integration of gender concepts in academic curricula;
  • to promote incentives for, and recognition to, women’s achievements and contributions to national development and gender consciousness; and
  • to provide an organizational umbrella within the University of the Philippines for university-wide activities in women’s studies


  • research, advocacy, extension and outreach programs on and for women;
  • give scholarships and professorial/research chairs in Women’s Studies and Gender and Gender and Development (GAD);
  • conduct, sponsor, or underwrite seminars, training programs and conferences towards the advancement of women/gender development;
  • publish and disseminate research outputs of projects undertaken;
  • assist in strengthening the library and resource collection on women/gender studies; and
  • manage and/or administer grants and donations of cash resources entrusted or given to the foundation for the foregoing purposes.


President: Lourdes L. Lontok-Cruz 1st Vice-President: Nelia T. Gonzalez 2nd Vice-President: Thelma B. Kintanar Secretary: Carolyn I. Sobritchea Treasurer: Fredesvinda A. Consunji Press Relations Officer: Amelita D. Go Honorary Chair: Ofelia Regala-Angangco Executive Trustee: Sylvia H. Guerrero Board of Trustees: Leonor I. Luciano, Esther A. Vibal, Minerva G. Laudico, Lourdes Casas-Quezon, Maria Araceli H. Reyes, Elsa A. Syjuco




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