Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Philippines)

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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 […]

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Rosalba Todaro (Chile)

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Rosalba Todaro is an economist and Senior Researcher at the Centro de Estudios de la Mujer (Women’s Studies Centre) in Santiago, Chile. During her long career, she has directed various research institutions and worked as a university lecturer and professor of international courses. She has developed research and public policy projects for national and international […]

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Anna Turley (UK/South Africa)

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Anna Turley is the Director of Communications and Information at AWID and was previously the AWID Women’s Rights Information Manager. Over the last 10 years, she has been engaged in advancing women’s rights in and through communications and media at the global level. Anna has also worked with refugee women in London and community-based women’s […]

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Ekaete Judith Umoh (Nigeria)

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Ekaete Judith Umoh is a disability rights advocate and consultant, with a focus on the human rights of women with disabilities. She is the National Coordinator of Disabled Women Issues in Nigeria and CEO of the Family Centered Initiative for Challenged Persons (FACICP). Ekaete has worked as a consultant, activist and advocate in the field […]

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Yvonne Underhill-Sem (Cook Island/New Zealand)

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Yvonne Underhill-Sem is a feminist geographer of Cook Island/New Zealand heritage, a Professor of Gender and Development, the Director of Development Studies at the University of Auckland, and an Associate and the immediate past Regional Coordinator for Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) in the Pacific. She is also a Board Member […]

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Virginia ‘Gina’ Vargas (Peru)

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Virginia (Gina) Vargas is currently working for Flora Tristán, on the Program, ’Feminist Studies and Debates‘ and she is part of the coordination team of Articulación Feminista Marcosur, a feminist political network in Latin America. Gina was the Latin American and Caribbean Coordinator for the NGO Forum held in September, 1995, on the occasion of […]

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Marilyn Waring (New Zealand)

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Marilyn Waring is a Professor of Public Policy at AUT University, New Zealand and has held Fellowships at Harvard and Rutgers Universities. Internationally known for her work in political economy, development assistance and human rights, she has worked throughout the Pacific and Asia. Marilyn is a former member of the Board of the Reserve Bank […]

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Mariama Williams (Jamaica)

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Mariama Williams is an international economics and trade consultant and an Adjunct Associate at the Center of Concern, Washington, D.C. She is the Research Associate with the International Gender and Trade Network (IGTN), Co-research Coordinator, Political Economy of Globalization (Trade)—Development Alternative with Women for a New Era (DAWN) and a Director of the Institute of […]

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Everjoice J. Win (Zimbabwe/South Africa)

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Everjoice J. Win has been active in the women’s and social justice movements in Zimbabwe and the African continent for the greater part of her life. She has worked with the Women’s Action Group and the pan-African Women in Law and Development in Africa, and served as consultant to many local and international NGOs. At […]

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Zelal Yalcin (Turkey)

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Zelal Yalcin studied Statistics at Mimar Sinan University between 1998 and 2004 and took part in projects with the State Statistical Institute and private research companies. She began her M.A. in Public Management at Istanbul University in 2008. She started working at the Foundation of Purple Roof Women’s Shelter in 2006 where her work has […]

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Junya (Lek) Yimprasert (Thailand)

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Throughout her time as a social science student at Silpakorn University, Thailand, and from then on after graduation in 1989, Junya (Lek) Yimprasert has been a tireless, grass-root, hands-on, labour rights activist. She had early field experience in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong, and since then, has been an initiator, facilitator and organizer of many […]

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International Planning Committee Planning for the 2012 International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development is spearheaded by an International Planning Committee (IPC) made up of renowned feminist thinkers and leaders from around the world.

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Nani Zulminarni (Indonesia)

Posted in Planning Committee on November 11th, 2010 by

Nani Zulminarni is a gender and development specialist, facilitator and consultant with an interest in community organizing, economic and political empowerment of women. She is the coordinator of PEKKA, the ‘Women-Headed Households Empowerment Program’. PEKKA organizes poor women headed households, helping them build their vision for change, capacity, networking and advocacy skills. PEKKA works in 8 […]

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