Who We Are

TheLunas CollectiveStory

Founded in March 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lunas Collective is a care space dedicated to supporting women and individuals of diverse sexualities who often face challenges defining their safety, seeking justice, and taking action.

Statistics* reveal that one in five individuals experiences physical or sexual violence, and one in four endures intimate partner violence. The pandemic exacerbated these issues, trapping some with abusers and isolating them from safety, support, and accurate information about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

Our community comprises young advocates, students, and professionals from various sectors who are ready to share the care, love, and support to others and to one another.

Lunas Collective is not just an organization; we are a community of care and empowerment.

*Sources: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and ICF. 2018. Philippines National Demographic and Health Survey 2017. Quezon City, Philippines, and Rockville, Maryland, USA: PSA and ICF.

Our Core Team

Meet the backbone of Lunas Collective – our core team. They oversee every aspect of our organization’s operations, ensuring that we provide comprehensive support and care to those who need it.

Our Community of Care

The Lunas Collective community of care is a dynamic group of young advocates, students, and professionals from diverse fields including policy reform, mental and reproductive health, gender and development, and social work.

Together, we respond to care needs and celebrate life’s joys through collective action.

Awards and Recognitions

In our 3 years of operations, we are proud to have received notable awards from our partners, reflecting our commitment to our feminist care work.

Commission on Human Rights

Gender Ombud Kakampi (National Level)
April 2022

This award is given to organizations that advocate and promote human rights and gender equality. Lunas Collective is a partner of the Commission on Human Rights in its call for #SafeSpacesForAll.

University of the Philippines

Gawad Tsanselor Para Sa Natatanging Programang Pang-Ekstensiyon
June 2023

This award is given to outstanding contributions to the field of extension programs within the University, serving as a testament to the exceptional efforts and dedication of individuals and organizations in extending the reach and impact of the university’s programs and initiatives to the broader community.

Our Founder and Director, Sabrina Gacad, is the Chairperson of the Department of Women and Development Studies at the College of Social Work and Community Development at UP Diliman.