Course

ANGAT BAYI: WOMEN’S POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

8 Lessons

About the Program

The Angat Bayi Political Empowerment Fellowship (AB PEF) is a component of the Angat Bayi Women’s Political Empowerment Program, a comprehensive program that will encourage women, young and old alike, to be politically active and develop their skills and capacities on feminist leadership.

The program will develop a political school that will contribute to the full, meaningful, and effective political participation of women towards a people-centered, rights-based, gender-transformative, participatory, empowering, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable development. The courses/ programs to be developed will focus on feminist leadership; inclusive, rights-based, and good governance; building and protecting democratic institutions, and processes; and active citizenship.

Program’s Objectives

The Angat Bayi Women’s Political Empowerment Program aims to:

  • Develop aspiring women leaders and support current women leaders in the city or municipal level who will carry and advance a people-centered, rights-based, gender-transformative, participatory, empowering, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable development agenda;
  • Help build capacity of these women on the following: (1) feminist leadership; (2) inclusive, rights-based, democratic, and good governance; (3) building and protecting democratic institutions and processes; and (4) promotion of active citizenship;
  • Identify one or two pilot area/s for the organization and mobilization of grassroots women who will support chosen fellows running for re-election or planning to run for higher office;
  • Establish a mentoring, mutual learning, and network building mechanism that will serve as support for female public servants;
  • Come up with a research study that will identify the needs, issues, and concerns of current and aspiring woman leaders which will result in a policy brief.

To achieve these objectives, the project will be divided into five (5) program areas such as the Capacity Building Program; Mentoring, Mutual Learning, and Networking Building Program; Grassroots Women Empowerment Program (GWEP); Research and Advocacy Program; and Special Projects.

AB’s Mentoring, Mutual Learning, and Networking Building Program

The AB PEF will provide spaces and a platform for mentoring, mutual learning, and network building between other women political leaders and the Fellows in recognition of the former’s rich experiences in politics and governance. This Program hopes to forge solidarity and sisterhood among the women leaders through the following: Online Learning Platform; Peer Mentoring; and Expert Mentoring.

 Peer Mentoring

The AB Fellows will be introduced to seasoned women political leaders, who will serve as peer mentors, and who believe in feminist leadership; rights-based, inclusive, democratic and good governance; and the value of active citizenship.

Each mentor will be assigned to 2-3 Angat Bayi Fellows as their mentees.  Mentors will be introduced to their mentees during the conduct of the Angat Bayi Course. They will provide their mentees their contact information and agree on ways of how to connect and communicate in the course of the Angat Bayi Fellowship to allow sharing and exchanging of ideas and experiences (e.g., assistance, strategies in running a public office, etc.).  Angat Bayi Fellows are required to come up with a project or program that will integrate their learnings and insights and their assigned peer mentors may assist them in the development of the plans.

The connection and interaction may go beyond peer mentoring to introducing the mentees to or identifying potential partners in the implementation of their programs and projects in their respective cities/ municipalities.

Overview of the Angat Bayi Program
Dr. Nathalie Africa-Verceles
College of Social Work and Community Development
University of the Philippines

 

Course I: Feminist and Gender Transformative Leadership
Session 1. Introduction to Feminist Theories
Ms. Mia Aquino, Lecturer
Department of Women and Development Studies
College of Social Work and Community Development
University of the Philippines
Video1. Liberal Feminist Theory
Video 2. Marxist Feminist Theory
Video 3. Radical Feminist Theory
Video 4. Socialist Feminist Theory
Video 5. Third World feminist Theory
Video 6. Eco Feminist Theory
Video 7. Post Modern Theory
Course II: Democratic and Inclusive Governance, Leadership, and Development
Session 1: Inclusive Development: Human Rights, Freedoms and Capabilities, Gender and Development Dr. Nathalie Africa-Verceles
Session 2. Democratic Rights-Based  Governance and Development
Dr. Jean Encinas-Franco, Professor
Department of Political Science
University of the Philippines
Session 3. Local Governance in the 21st Century: Including the Excluded (Praxis)
Dr. Maria Ela L. Atienza, Professor
Department of Political Science
University of the Philippines
Session 4. Institutional Constraints to Democracy in the Philippines 
Atty. Ibarra M. Gutierrez III
Professorial Lecturer
College of Law
University of the Philippines
Session 5. Design Thinking for Feminist Leaders 1
Hamilcar B. Chanjueco, Jr.
Program Officer for Angat Buhay Women
Office of the Vice President
Angat Buhay Program
Special Topic 1. LGBTIQ and SOGIESC 101
Mr. Perci Cedaña, Former Commissioner
National Youth Commission
Special Topic 2. Gender Affirmative Language
Dr. Excelsa C. Tongson, Deputy Director
Training, Outreach and Extension
UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
Special Topic 3. Women Leadership in Time of Pandemic
TBA

 

Overview of the Angat Bayi Program

Course I: Introduction to Feminist Theories - Session 1.

Pre-Test

Course II: Democratic and Inclusive Governance, Leadership, and Development - Session 1

Course II: Democratic and Inclusive Governance, Leadership, and Development - Session 2

Course II: Democratic and Inclusive Governance, Leadership, and Development - Session 3

Course II: Democratic and Inclusive Governance, Leadership, and Development - Session 4

Special Topic 1. LGBTIQ and SOGIESC 101

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    Welcome to Angat Bayi Fellows 2020-2021! We hope that you find the sessions in the course useful in furthering feminist leadership. 🙂 Please do not hesitate to contact us for your questions/queries. Have fun learning!

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    Angat Bayi Post author

    Please make sure that you have completed the session on Feminist Theories before you start the Course 2 sessions. Thank you!!!