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Josefa Francisco

Josefa Francisco

Women's rights activist
Josefa Francisco
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Intro Women's rights activist
Was Academic
From Philippines
Type Education
Gender female
Birth 1954
Death 2015 (aged 61 years)
The details


Josefa "Gigi" Francisco (1954 - 22 July 2015) was an advocate for gender equality and women's rights from the Philippines. She contributed to many programs to reduce disparity and did research on many aspects of women's equality and women's rights. She worked closely with the United Nations on various projects.


Through her teaching and writing, she introduced technical experience, vision and social movements to the young generation. She served as a member of ISIS International from 1998 to 2002. The organization works on women's rights internationally. Later, she joined the Women and Gender Institute (WAGI) as the organization's executive director. The organization has been conducting various online courses on women's rights since 3 years. She was a member of the Organization for Development Alternatives for Women in a New Era, abbreviated as DAWN. The organization works to spread women's voices and perspectives from the global southern region into the world. She served as global coordinator of the organization. The United Nations and DAWN worked together in the Asia-Pacific region under the leadership of Gigi. The work between them were published in The Future The Asia Pacific Women Want in 2015.

She worked as the departmental head of the Department of International Relations at Miriam College, working to promote women's leadership. She did important research on poverty, gender, development and the feminist movement.

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