• Empowering Women and Girls!
  • Promoting a culture of non-sexist learning
    gender equality, and non-discrimination!
  • Strengthening young women’s
    leadership formation!
  • Spark Talk, Ignite Change!



The Women and Gender Institute (WAGI) is Miriam College’s specialized 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.
WAGI is a Filipino word, which means “win” in English. 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.

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Our Stories

MCHS Personhood: Realities, Responsibilities, and Rights: Discussion on Gender and Mental Health

The Women and Gender Institute (WAGI) recently facilitated an inspiring module on Realities, Responsibilities, and Rights on Gender and Mental Health. The module was aimed at educating individuals on ...

Psychological First Aid for CEAP School Personnel

The Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP) in partnership with WAGI and the Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC) organized the "Psychological First Aid for CEAP School Perso...

“Women in Action” a leadership training for the Council of Leaders (COL)

The Women and Gender Institute (WAGI) in partnership with MC COMELEC and the MC HEU Office for Student Affairs conducted a leadership training for the Council of Leaders (COL) entitled "  Women in Act...

Learning Session on Advancing Gender Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (GEDSI) in the Workplace

The Human Resources Division (HRD) of Miriam College and the Women and Gender Institute (WAGI) co-organized the Learning Session on Advancing Gender Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (GEDSI) in the Wor...

WAGI co-authored the handbook “The National Security Administrator’s Guide: Gender, Peace, and Security”

The National Defense College of the Philippines - Philippine Center of Excellence in Defense, Development, and Security and Miriam College - Women and Gender Institute launched the  National Security ...

17th Young Women’s Leadership Conference: #DigitaLL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality

WAGI concludes the 17th Young Women Leaders' Conference with 250 youth attendees from NCR, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao this March 27, 2023.

WAGI co-organized Karirin mo yan, Sis! Career Opportunities for Girls in Conservation Science

The Women and Gender Institute (WAGI), in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development’s Sustainable Interventions for Biodiversity, Oceans, and Landscapes (USAID SIBOL) he...

WAGI signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PUP

WAGI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the PUP-Disaster Resilience Institute. This partnership is a significant step towards promoting gender and development with disaster risk reduction (...

Red Flags in Relationships

You are Worthy: Identifying Red Flags in Relationships 

WAGI co-organized the 2022 WSAP Conference

The 2022 Annual National Conference was organized by the Women and Gender Studies Association of the Philippines last November 23-25, 2022 in Nature's Resort, Bacolod City. Over 350 participants natio...

WAGI was awarded a Gender Ombud Kakampi - Academe

It is with great honor to announce that WAGI was awarded by the Commission on  Human Rights, Gender Ombud Kakampi, for its outstanding contribution to promoting women’s rights and gender equality. We...

Training and Consultation on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence

United Nations Women (UN-Women) in collaboration with Miriam College-Women and Gender Institute (MC-WAGI) organized a 3-day training entitled: “Towards Promoting and Strengthening RESPECT and Justice...

Karapatan, Pagkatao at Pamumuno

Miriam College-Women and Gender Institute (MC-WAGI) in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Philippines Sustainable Tuna Partnership 2 (STP 2) conducted a series of Gender Sensitivity Training (...

Gender Mainstreaming in the Maritime Industry

To inspire and empower women seafarers, Miriam-College Women and Gender Institute (MC-WAGI) in partnership with the Norwegian Training Center (NTC) conducted learning sessions on Gender Mainstreaming ...

Training of Trainers Workshop on Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change (HMCCC) in the Philippines

Recognizing code red for humanity amidst rising global temperatures and continuous environmental degradation that drive or trap populations, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GI...

Aleijn Reintegrado

“What transpired at the Young Women's Caucus was not a one-way lecture but a dynamic discussion and exchange of ideas among participants who come from different social sectors..

Ayessa Nilong

“The Young Women’s Caucus was a timely and essential platform to bring together young women from various backgrounds--from students to young professionals--to look at crucial issues that need to be ...

Ramada Jose

Ramada Jose was one of the thousands of people who were displaced during the Zamboanga siege that destroyed more than 10,000 homes in 2013. Until now, she is living with the IDPs (internally displaced...

Kerma Hji Abdulla

Kerma Hji Abdulla, one of the participants of the Political Participation Training conducted by WAGI, won the recently concluded local elections held on May 2016. She won as councilor in the Municipal...

Kaleena Santillan

I had a hard time settling into the college buzz since it was my first time to shift schools. A few months after I stepped into another chapter of my life, I also found another home. WAGI has shaped m...


Our world needs more women leaders and leaders for women. We need you!


We hold an Gender and Development courses every year from June to July. You may also hire us for training in your organization.

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Students and professionals are welcome to join our cause. Help share our campaigns on social media, join our campaigns, or help in our research.

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We welcome the opportunity to join forces with organizations around the world and work towards our goal of a gender inclusive society.

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    ESI Building, Miriam College, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108

  • PHONE :

    (+632) 8930-MCQC (6272) local 8289

  • EMAIL :

    wagi@mc.edu.ph / wagicommunications@gmail.com

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