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.


This 4th National Women’s Summit will draw from the gains of the past three conferences in setting the agenda for gender responsive and democratic governance through women’s political participation and representation.

H.E. Michelle Bachelet, the President of Chile and former Executive Director of UN Women will be the guest of honor and will share her personal experiences as an advocate of gender equality and women’s empowerment in various areas of her work.

Other specific sessions include gender, peace and security; women’s economic empowerment and justice; increasing women’s political participation; prospects and challenges in ASEAN integration; reviewing the targets for development (from MDGs to SDGs); young women leadership; among others.

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For more inquiries, please contact WAGI at:

Telephone: (+63 2) 435-9229 or (+63 2) 580-5400 local 3590
Telefax: (+63 2) 435-9229
Email: wagi@mc.edu.ph

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