Likhaan Center for Women's Health

Likhaan is a collective of grassroots women and men, health advocates and professionals dedicated to promoting and pushing for the health and rights of disadvantaged women and their communities. Established in 1995, they have since developed models of care that help harness the social creative power of women and young people. The issues they engage in are: women's empowerment, universal access to the highest attainable standard of health care, primary health care, maternal mortality, contraception, unsafe abortion, and patient’s rights.

Likhaan’s work ranges from local health initiatives that serve poor communities and residents of Malabon, Manila, Pasay, Quezon City, Bulacan, Bohol and Eastern Samar; to national actions and campaigns that aim to change policies and programs.

Hands on Manila works with Likhaan in projects like the Servathon wherein volunteers are able to assist partner communities of Likhaan through various service projects. In 2009, Likhaan assisted Hands On Manila in the distribution of relief goods for the victims of typhoon Ondoy.