SALIGAN seeks to effect societal change by working with women, the basic sectors, and local communities for their empowerment through the creative use of the law and legal resources.
SALIGAN envisions a Philippine society that is just, peaceful, compassionate, and liberating. One where each person, woman or man, is free to live a life more fully human, unfettered by poverty, violence, prejudice, and discrimination. Where the rights of everyone are respected and advanced, regardless of race, creed, gender, sexual identity, culture, or ethnic or regional origin.
SALIGAN envisions a state that is sovereign, progressive, and democratic. One where women, the basic sectors and local communities actively engage in all levels of governance and policy-making. Where there is respect for peoples’ right to self-determination. Where political power is pursued to ensure the welfare of all, and to correct unjust social relations.
SALIGAN envisions a national economy that is sustainable, self-reliant, and inclusive. One where women, the basic sectors and local communities participate in allocating resources and directing growth. Where wealth is distributed to ensure the innate dignity of all.
SALIGAN envisions an environment that is healthful, balanced and sustainable. Where peoples manage natural resources within their communities responsibly and equitably.
SALIGAN envisions a legal system that is reflective, dynamic, inclusive and accessible. One where women, the basic sectors and local communities freely advocate their causes and assert their rights. Where laws and remedies are employed as instruments of justice, peace and development.
SALIGAN envisions a people who live in hope. A people, who in the face of the sufferings around and inside them, trust in their power to transcend.