SALIGAN seeks to effect social change by working with women, the basic sectors, and local communities for their empowerment through the creative use of law and legal resources.


SALIGAN envisions a Philippines society that is just, peaceful, compassionate, and liberating:
One where each person 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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, 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 the 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, equity, 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.


Improved legal environment that addresses the needs of the marginalized, disadvantaged and exploited in the Philippines.

2020-2022 Strategic Directions

1. The basic sectors have enhanced access to law and legal processes.

2. The communities have increased awareness of mechanisms of participation in decision-making and governance processes.

3. More members of basic sectors and local communities have meaningfully participated in local and national governance

4. Partners have adopted internal mechanisms that promote gender equality, the rights of workers and children, and environmental protection.