|IRENE "INDAY" MORADA SANTIAGO
Santiago pioneered in advancing the status of
women. For 25 years, she worked to create awareness among women of their rights and innate
capacities in and out of the Philippines. Among her works include:
Her 1973 work among the Muslim women in
Mindanao by helping them set up autonomous groups for livelihood, childcare, literacy and
The organization of the largest
international conference on women in history, the NGO Forum on Women, which ran parallel
to the 1995 United Nations World Conference on Women in China, which was attended by
The co-founding of NGOs such as, PILIPINA,
Center for Asia/Pacific Women in Politics, Kahayag Foundation, Batas (Center for
Alternative Law), PILIPINA Legal Resources Center, International Womens Development
Agency and the International Baby Food Action Network.
Her help in drafting the Code of Breastmilk
substitutes which protects women mothers from the harmful practices of the infant formula
Her advocacy work for women farmers to be
included in large agricultural investment projects.
Elected Vice Mayor of Davao City
She was Chief of the Asia/Pacific Section of
the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) where she negotiated with
governments to mainstream gender in national development planning; she also developed
innovative programs to bring voices of grassroots women to policy makers..
One of the Founders of Philippine Jaycees
- Director of Konsumo Dabaw which promotes and protects the
rights of consumers through education and advocacy.
Christian Action for Peaceful and Meaningful
Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon
Tel. No. 924-4951 local 3588, Fax No. 924-4442
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