Our Story

This is a collaborative effort of Center for Youth Advocacy and Networking Inc., United Nations for Population Fund Philippines, and SheDecides Philippines. The Sanctuary Project is one of the major projects of Student Council Alliance of the Philippines as a response to the lack of safe spaces and culture of violence in universities.

The project is inspired by sexual assault response centers in the United States led by volunteer advocates that provides assistance and empowerment to survivors. In the Philippines, not all universities recognize the demand for establishing an Office of Anti-Sexual Harrassment that usually offers psychological and legal services to protect survivors of sexual harassment.

Our Mission

The Sanctuary Project aims to strengthen institutinal and community response to university-based violence, raise awareness on the harms of sexism and misoginy, empower students to be active agents for social justice and provide opportunities for feminist education and advocacy organizing.

Our Vision

The Sanctuary Project aims that by 2025, schools and universities in the Philippines have their own functional Gender and Development Office

Our Partners

Center for Youth Advocacy and Networking Inc. (CYAN)

CYAN is youth-led, youth-serving NGO that strives to: optimize youth activism through innovative programs and approches; sustain and expand partnership among youth organization that effectively empowers the youth; sustain sectoral advocacy for a developmental youth reform agenda and progressive democratic roles in the society.

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Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (SCAP)

SCAP is the largest formation of student councils, student governments, student political parties and organizations in the country.

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency in the Philippines

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SheDecides Philippines

SheDecides is a global movement to promote, provide, protect and enhance the fundamental rights of every girl and woman.

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