University of the Philippines, Center for Women’s Studiesslyvia estrada claudio Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio is a doctor of medicine who also holds a PhD in Psychology. She is Director of the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s Studies and Professor of the Department of Women and Development Studies, College of Social Work and Community Development, University of the Philippines. She teaches Feminist Theories and Movements, Feminist Research Methods and Gender Culture and Ideology. She led the UPCWS project, WOWWVote (Watch Out When Women Vote) which aimed to strengthen capacities and linkages of civil society groups and academe-based institutions to promote gender-sensitive and rights based perspectives through citizens’ electoral participation. Recent researches include: Gender and Justice Action Research, Asia-wide research project on Gender, Citizenship and Information Society, and One UP Health Benefits Action Research. She was appointed Chair of the President’s Committee to study and recommend the guidelines to implement the Magna Carta of Women in the University of the Philippines. She is author of the book, “Rape Love and Sexuality: The Construction of Woman in Discourse” (UP Press, 2002) and part of the Editorial Board of Law and Society Journal, University of the Philippines College of Law. Dr. Claudio was also co-founder, and now Chair of the Board of Directors of Likhaan, an organization working with grassroots women on issues of reproductive and sexual health and rights. She was also the Chair of the Board of the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights with offices in Manila and Amsterdam. For more information, please visit: