MSU System Executive Vice President Dr. Rasid Paca warmly welcome officials visit of the University of the Philippines Los Banos- Gender Center headed by UPLB Gender Center Director,
Professor Nelson Jose Vincent B. Querijero, accompanied by Ms Genesis T. Baseleres, University Research Associate, Ms Jullie-Ann C. Reyes, University Research Associate ,Ms Sairah Mae R. Saipudin, University Research Associate, UPLB Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment; Mr Renato D. Dumagco Jr., Administrative Assistant; Mr Adriane Kenneth E. Mandap; Legal Aide, Mr Leslie
G. Bolanos, Project Leader ,UPLB Digital Transformation Team; Ms Jerica Mae S. Casipit, Junior ICT Assistant; Ms Jenelle Allison Punzalan, Junior ICT Assistant and Mr. Ronald A. Abrera,
Senior ICT Associate.
Dr Paca said the main purpose visit of the UPLB officials to the Mindanao State University System in main campus is to discuss best practices about Gender Mainstreaming in the MSU
The UPLB visitors were accompanied by the head of MSU-LNAC , Superintendent Indihra B. Dimaporo-Tawtawan and her better-half Datu Said A. Tawantawan with Mr. Israel Lastimosa.
MSU-LNAC, Supt Indihra B. Dimaporo-Tawantawan and her better-half Datu Said A. Tawantawan with Mr. Israel Lastimosa.
The MSU team on the other hand was headed by the Executive Vice President, Dr. Rashid Paca and the selected campus officials who have shared relevant information on gender in the mainstream and in Islam and Meranaw perspective.
According to Arzoo Ahmed and Dr. Mehrunisha Suleman in Islam’s rich tradition of scriptural guidance on equality between the sexes and examples of such equality have commonly been in practice within Muslim societies from the inception of Islam. Such teachings and practices have sought to end discrimination and provide societal inclusivity for men and women. Yet there are a plethora of problematic gender attitudes and norms across Muslim communities and societies today. Religion, at times, is weaponized to perpetuate gender inequalities
. It is necessary not only to look back into history to understand the changing nature of gender roles but also to imagine the future of what healthier societies, with a more harmonious balance of gender equality, would look like. Islam offers tools for reimagining gender equality in an enriching and holistic way Suleman stress.