GABRIELA National Alliance of Women is a grassroots-based alliance of more than 200 organizations, institutions, desks and programs of women all over the Philippines seeking to wage a struggle for the liberation of all oppressed Filipino women and the rest of our people. While we vigorously campaign on women-specific issues such as women’s rights, gender discrimination, violence against women and women’s health and reproductive rights, GABRIELA is also at the forefront of national and international economic and political issues that affects women.
GABRIELA-USA is the first overseas chapter of the Philippine-based organization, extending the Filipino women’s mass movement to the United States.
GABRIELA stands for General Assembly Binding Women for Reforms, Integrity, Education, Leadership, and Action.
GABRIELA is also named in honor of GABRIELA SILANG, the first Filipino woman to lead a revolt against the Spanish colonization of the Philippines.