Angel Marie Ysik is a development professional, educator, and peacebuilder with 10 years of experience in gender mainstreaming, program management, advocacy and research in Asia. She holds a Master of Arts in Gender and Peacebuilding from the UN Mandated University for Peace and a Master of Arts in Political Science Major in Global Politics from Ateneo de Manila University. She is an alumna Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship and Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow for the Asian Peace Innovators Forum. Over the last 10 years, Angel has worked with governments, NGOs, and CSOs to promote gender responsive planning and women’s rights in rural and conflict-affected areas. Angel is the Regional Program Coordinator of ESD Global Inc. for the implementation Empowerment through Self Defense, a preventive skills development training that promotes safety, agency, bodily autonomy, and empowerment of women, girls, and vulnerable populations. She is also a Researcher at the Environment Justice Foundation investigating Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and human rights violations of Filipino crews in distant water fishing. As an intersectional feminist, Angel is honored to serve as W7 Advisor and commits to voicing the needs and aspirations of women and youth from the ASEAN region.
Director of Global Policy and Advocacy, Women for Women International
Senior Program Officer, The White Helmets
Representative Director, Japan Alliance for LGBT Legislation (J-ALL)
Chair, International Solidarity Center, Korea Women's Associations United
Board Member, Human Rights International Corner