Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Philippines)
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is the Executive Director of the Tebtebba Foundation (Indigenous Peoples’ International Center for Policy Research & Education), an organization that has United Nations consultative status and is based in Baguio City, Philippines. She is an indigenous activist belonging to the Kankana-ey Igorot peoples of the Cordillera region in the Philippines. With 30 years of experience, Victoria is committed to, and continues to work for, the recognition, protection, and promotion of Indigenous Peoples’ rights and women’s rights at the national and global level. Victoria was centrally involved in the drafting and negotiations of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples until this was adopted in 2007. Victoria also founded the Asia Indigenous Women’s Network (AIWN) and since 2005, has been the Chairperson of the United Nations Permanent Form on Indigenous Issue. Victoria also plays a few other roles: Co-President of the International Forum on Globalization, Indigenous and Gender Adviser of the Third World Network, and Commissioner of the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, among others.