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Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC)

Ateneo de Manila University


February 25, 1986 was the historic climax of the EDSA Revolution, otherwise known as People Power I, which toppled a government infamous for human rights violations. It became obvious immediately thereafter that much work still had to be done in the field of human rights. It was in this context that the Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC) was established in July of that same year by Dean Eduardo de los Angeles of the School of Law of the Ateneo de Manila University and Atty. Abelardo Aportadera. AHRC's initial program was the Summer Internship Program, which was designed to provide law students with exposure to human rights work and advocacy and produced its first crop of interns in the summer of 1987. Since then, the Internship Program was expanded to include many other activities.


• Conference Proceedings on Structural Adjustment Program: Its Impact on Human Rights and Democracy (1994)

• In the Custody of the Law (1994)

• OCWs in Crisis: Protecting Filipino Migrant Workers (1995)

• Human Rights Treatise on Ancestral Domains (1996)

• Human Rights Treatise on Constitutional Law (1997)

• The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Philippine Legal System (1997)

• Maid from the Philippines (1998)

• Legal Protection for Asian Migrant Workers (1998)

• Human Rights Treatise on Children (1999)

• Filipino Migrant Workers in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei: What they need to know... (and What they have to tell) (1999)

• Philippine-Belgian Pilot Project Against Trafficking in Women (1999)


Ateneo Human Rights Center

Ateneo Professional Schools Building

Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center

1200 Makati City, PHILIPPINES

ph (632) 899-7691 locals 2109/2115

fax (632)8994342

email: ahrc@aps.ateneo.edu



Institute of Human Rights (IHR)

University of the Philippines


The Institute of Human Rights (IHR) concerns itself with the protection and promotion of human rights, including the political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights of all, especially those of the indigenous peoples, the urban poor, the working class and the peasantry.

The Institute is part of the University of the Philippines Law Complex, an integrated system of national legal institutions within the University whose concerns extend not only to the teaching of law but also to the provision of services responsive to current social challenges and relevant to the changing legal and law-related needs of Filipinos. Fulfilling the mandate of the Law Complex along with the IHR are the Institute of Government and Law Reform, Institute of Judicial Administration, and the Institute of International Legal Studies.

The Institute is a member of the Southeast Asian Human Rights Network (SEAHRN) of which it is Convenor from January 2012 to December 2013, ASEAN University Network (AUN), and Asian Consortium on Human Rights-Based Access to Justice (HRBA2J).


a. Human Rights Agenda (HRA):

    • Vol. 2 Issues 1-11 (January-December, 1997)

    • Vol. 3  Issues 1-12 (January-December, 1998)

    • Vol. 4 Issues 1-12 (January-December, 1999)

    • Vol. 5 Issues 1-9 (January-December, 2000)

    • Vol. 6 Issues 1-6 (January-December, 2001)

    • Vol. 7 Issues 1-9 (January-December, 2002)

    • Vol. 8 Issues 1-6 (January-December, 2003)

    • Vol. 9 Issues 1-6 (January-December, 2004)

    • Vol. 10 Issues 1-6 (January-December, 2005)

    • Vol. 11 Issues 1-6 (January-December, 2006)

    • Vol. 12 Issues 1-6 (January-December, 2007)

    • Vol. 13 Issue No. 1 (January-February, 2008)

b. Philippine Peace and Human Rights Review (1997-2003)

c. Philippine Law and Jurisprudence on Human Rights (1999)

d. Manual on International Human Rights Treaties and Mechanisms (2005)

e. Primer on Legal Issues in Reproductive Health (2011)

Proceedings of Seminars/Fora/Symposia:

    •  Proceedings of Symposia on the Rights of the Accused, Vol. II (1996)

    •  Proceedings of Symposia on the Rights of the Accused, Vol. III (1996)

    • The Philippine Human Rights Plan: A Public Forum (1996)

    • The Rights of the Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Focus on the Philippines (Proceedings of a Forum on Refugees Issues and      Concerns) (1996)

    • The Continuing Revolution: Human Rights and the Philippine Constitution, An Assessment of the Current State of Human      Rights in the Light of the 1987 Constitution (1996)

    • Human Rights of Women, With Emphasis on Protection under International Conventions and Philippine Laws: A Public Forum      (1997)

    • Philosophy of Human Rights and Emerging Perspectives, Western versus Eastern Concept of Human Rights: The ASEAN      Scenario: A Public Forum (1997)

    • Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples: A Public Forum (1998)

    • Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2001)

    • Towards a Gender Responsive Legislation: Focus on the Reproductive Health Care Act (2003)

    •  Farmers' Rights as Human Rights, Human Rights as Farmers' Rights (2004)

    • Symposium on the Right to Life Focusing on the Death Penalty (2004)

    •  Batayang Pagsasanay sa Karapatang Pantao at mga Batas Kaugnay ng mga Maralitang Tagalungsod (Koleksyon ng mga      Modyul) (2004)

    •  Beyond Qualified Reclusion Perpetua: Restorative Justice and Alternative to the Death Penalty (2004)


Institute of Human Rights

U.P. Law Center

1/F, Bocobo Hall, University of the Philippines

Diliman, Quezon City, 1101 PHILIPPINES

ph (632) 925-5854, 920-5514 local 204, 205

fax (632) 925-5854

e-mail: ihr.claw@up.edu.ph; ihr.claw@gmail.com



Women and Gender Institute (WAGI)

Miriam College / Quezon City, PHILIPPINES


Maryknoll College (now Miriam College) was one of the pioneers in introducing women’s studies in the Philippines. As early as the 1970s, the course “Women and Society” was introduced in the school’s curriculums. In the early 1980s, the school along with leading institutions in Metro Manila, organized the Metro Manila Women’s Studies Consortium, the predecessor of the Women’s Studies Association of the Philippines (WSAP).

In the 1987, the Women’s Resource and Research Center (WRRC) was established on campus to address the “integrative needs of women’s research, action and scholarship towards social transformation based on truth, justice, and peace.”

Currently, the Women and Gender Institute (WAGI) continues the pioneering efforts of the WRRC with its renewed efforts in charting new directions for the school’s women and gender programs through initiatives in gender-fair education, feminist research and advocacy on women’s rights. It offers a cross-discipline perspective on women’s empowerment that is interlinked with democracy, human rights, social justice and value formation. WAGI became operational in the Second Semester of School Year 1999-2000, under the presidency of Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan.

WAGI is an active co-creator of a just, peaceful and sustainable future through its promotion of non-sexist learning that upholds women’s rights and gender equality.WAGI provides services in gender-fair education, young women’s leadership formation, feminist scholarship, and gender mainstreaming in public policy, to academic and non-academic organizations and institutions in the Philippines and in the Asia Pacific region.

WAGI upholds the principles of justice, gender equality and equity, tolerance and respect, and autonomy.


• International Gender and Trade Network-Asia Literacy Packet

o Issue 1: Trade Intensification in Asian Economies: What It Means to Women's Work (2001)

o Issue 2: Social Policy In an Era of Trade Intensification: A Perspective from Asian Women (2002)

o Issue 3: Rule-making and Governance for Trade Intensification: Asian Women's Views (2003)

• Gender Gap Audit Toolkit for Social Investigation (2002)

• Political Restructuring and Social Transformation: Feminist Critical Essays in Southeast Asia (2000)

• Quilted Sightings: A Reader in Women and Gender Studies (2001)

• Quilted Sightings: A Women and Gender Studies Reader (2002)

• The Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action: Monitoring And Evaluation: The Asian Experience (2001)

• SEAWatch Project. “ Beijing + 10 Monitoring Project: Gender Equality, Equity and Non-discrimination in Resources.” Country Researches from Cambodia , Malaysia , Philippines , Thailand (2002-2003)

• “Voices 2005 and Beyond”. Proceedings of the Asia Pacific NGO Forum on Beijing + 10 “Celebrating Gains…Confronting Emerging Issues” (June 30-July 3, 2004)

• From De Jure to De Facto Rights: Towards a Framework of Strengthening Implementation of CEDAW in the Philippines, Eleanor Conda, et al. with funding support from UNIFEM (2005)

• “Negotiation Kit for Beijing + 10: Little Purple Book”. The proceedings of the Asia Pacific NGO Forum on Beijing + 10 held on June 30 to July 3, 2004 at Mahidol University . Quezon City: WAGI (2005)

• “Gender Socialization in Child-Friendly Schools: An Exploratory Study,” Francisco, Josefa. Submitted to UNICEF-Philippines, August 2001

• How to do Things with Fear: Language and the Production of Christian Pride and Muslim Prejudice, Israel, Lorna (2005)

• “Third Report on the Advancement of Women in ASEAN: Gender Dimensions of Globalisation and Regional Integration.” Francisco Josefa (Project Director). Indonesia : The ASEAN Secretariat (2007)


Women and Gender Institute (WAGI)

Miriam College

Ground Floor, Caritas Building, Miriam College

Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights, Quezon City


ph (632) 4359229 / 5805400 local 3590

ph/fax (632) 435-9229

e-mail: wagi@mc.edu.ph



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