Women and Gender Institute

WAGÎ means 'win' in Filipino and "sister" in Ibanag, a Philippine language. The term epitomizes the long term objective of the Women And Gender Institute, which is to achieve women's empowerment and gender equality in society as this will, in the end, result in a win-win situation for both women and men.

The Women and Gender Institute is Miriam College’s center for research, training and advocacy on women’s rights, gender equality and non-sexist learning in support of the leadership of young women and students. It offers a cross-disciplinal perspective on women’s empowerment that is interlinked with democracy, human rights, social justice and value formation. WAGÎ forges links with other sectors, organizations and institutions at the national, regional and international levels.


WAGI partners with PCID, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung for 4th Islam and Democracy Forum

In celebration of the special day of Mother Mary, the Women and Gender Institute (WAGI) is partnering with the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID) with the support of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), to hold the 4th Islam and Democracy Forum on Monday, December 8, 2014 from 9:00am to 12nn. It is entitled “Celebrating Mary: Christian and Muslim Perspectives” and will be held  at Lecture room 1 & 2, SMT Building, Miriam College, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City. 

In view of the recent developments, on the on-going deliberations of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by the Houses of Congress, it is timely to focus on the commonalities and unities between Christians and Muslims. To this end, the Islam and Democracy Forum serves as an appropriate venue for this much-needed discussion on the impact and relevance of women's critical roles in both religious and secular contexts.  A special focus on the Virgin Mary's own role in major religions would be a timely and unifying theme.
The forum’s main speakers will include Prof. Macrina Morados of the UP Institute of Islamic Studies and Maryknoll sister, Sr. Helen Graham with Fr. Jun Mercado OMI and Dr. Kiyomars Amiri from the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran as reactors.
Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this forum. For more inquiries, or to confirm your attendance, please look for:

WAGI: Ms. Jing Dacayo or Ms. Rina Fulo 
+5805400 loc 3590/4359229 
PCID: Ms. Sandra Martinquilla 
09175826367 | 426-5886 | 426-9972

UPDATE: The 4th Islam and Democracy has been postponed due to Typhoon Ruby. We will announce the new schedule soon.

Contact Information

Women and Gender Institute
Room 122 Caritas Hall
Miriam College
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights
Quezon City 1108 Philippines

(+632) 5805400 to 29 extn. 3590 

Telefax: (+632) 435-9229

Email: wagi@mc.edu.ph