Ateneo and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goal 5


Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Ateneo de Manila Universit’s Loyola Schools is governed by an anti-discrimination policy at the Loyola Schools that aims to remove obstacles to involvement in academic life for persons of all genders, classes, economic backgrounds, and religious and political convictions. The establishment of a gender policy statement and university-wide anti-violence and anti-discrimination rules help to achieve this.

The Loyola Schools has a gender policy statement that attempts to empower everyone by offering scholarships, internships, and research grants. Ateneo is dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all.

Ateneo's Safe Space for Lactating Mothers Initiative

 The University Gender and Development Office (UGDO) takes charge of creating and executing Gender and Development (GAD) policies and programs, which include training initiatives for University personnel. It oversees the University's compliance with CHED's GAD-related directives, and the UGDO Director serves as the ex-officio Chair of the University Gender and Development Focal Committee, as mandated by CHED CMO 1, s. 2015.

UGDO has launched an initiative supporting SDG 5, Gender and Equality, the Safe Space for Lactating Mothers. The Lactation Room demonstrates the university's commitment to child-friendly facilities, and its establishment within the campuses of Junior and Senior High Schools and Higher Education is a testament to the collaborative efforts of the university's Health Services, the Gender Development Committees, and Offices of Assistant Principals and UGDO.  For more information, see

Ateneo exemplifies its proactive approach to realizing SDG 5 by establishing a designated space for breastfeeding, ensuring an inclusive environment that resonates with its ethos of holistic well-being and social progress.



News and Features

04 Sep 2023

Alay kay Maria 2023

Since 1977, Dulaang Sibol of the Ateneo de Manila High School has been celebrating our Lady’s birthday through the Marian community concert Alay Kay Maria...

30 Aug 2023

UODI Report December 2022 to May 2023

In compliance with section 25.3 of the Code of Decorum and Administrative Rules on Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Sexual Misconduct, and Inappropriate Behavior [Code...

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18 Aug 2023

Onboarding Session on the Code and the Rules for Student Organizations (OSCARS): Ensuring Safe Spaces

The Office of Student Activities (OSA) and the Council of Organizations of the Ateneo - Manila (COA-M) present this year's Onboarding Session on the Code...

08 Aug 2023

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Fr Arrupe's "Persons for Others" Speech (Memo U2324-029)

(Memo U2324-029) On July 31, 1973, Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ, then the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, asked a gathering of alumni of Jesuit schools, “Have we Jesuits educated you for justice?” This was the speech where he also stated that Jesuit schools must form persons for others.


Live Event / Performance

Alay kay Maria 2023

Fri, 08 Sep 2023

Tanghalang Onofre Pagsanghan (Dulaang Sibol), Ateneo High School

Since 1977, Dulaang Sibol of the Ateneo de Manila High...

Orientation / Information Session

Onboarding Session on the Code and the Rules for Student Organizations (OSCARS): Ensuring Safe Spaces

Sat, 02 Sep 2023

Escaler Hall, Ateneo de Manila University

The Office of Student Activities (OSA) and the Council of...

Academic Conference

Call for Abstracts: 2023 AUN-EEC Conference on Ecological Education & Culture -- "Communing and Reconciling with Nature"

Wed, 16 Aug 2023

via Zoom

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2023 AUN-EEC Conference on Ecological Education and...

Live Event / Performance

Soundcheck 2.0 PRIDE Edition - June 30, 2023

Fri, 30 Jun 2023

Ignacio B Gimenez Amphitheater, Areté

Soundcheck 2.0 is turning up the volume on pride this...


From Japan to Thai BL: LGBTQ+ Spectrum and Visibility

Mon, 19 Jun 2023

SOM 111 - Ching Tan Room, Ateneo Loyola Heights Campus

Ateneo de Manila University Japanese Studies Program invites everyone to...

Orientation / Information Session

Ateneo Department of Sociology and Anthropology Open House

Sat, 20 May 2023

Henry Lee Irwin Theatre and Sec C, Room 201

School of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Anthropological...