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.



The Miriam College-Women and Gender Institute (WAGI), with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Embassy is convening the 14th Young Women Leaders’ Conference at the Miriam College- Environmental Studies Institute Conference Room on March 2, 2015. This annual gathering of young women is entitled: “Young Women Leaders Speak Out. Bring Back the Peace: Support the BBL.” Among the speakers for this event are: Ms. Samira Gutoc of the Young Moro Professionals Network and Ms. Rohaniza Sumndad of the Asia Initiative and the Young Moro Professionals Network. Young women leaders from different schools in Metro Manila and selected schools in Mindanao will participate in this conference, in cooperation with advocates from the government and women peace networks such as the Women's Peace Table, WEACT 1325, and others.

This one-day conference aims to provide a forum for young women to express their perspectives on the peace process; to identify the role of young women in peace building processes; and to explore the formation of young women leaders’ peace tables in support of the peace process in the Philippines, particularly the resumption of Congressional hearings on the BBL. It is the goal of the conference to surface young women's views and opinions on peace by planning peace-building activities in colleges and universities across the country.

A community “Dance for Peace” and a traditional Muslim dance will commence this year’s Young Women Leaders’ Conference to highlight the participants' solidarity with our Muslim sisters and their respect for cultural diversity and understanding.

 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

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