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Ms. Virginia Suarez

Ms. Virginia Suarez

Attorney Virginia “Virgie” Suarez is a labor rights lawyer and Chairperson of the Filipino women’s rights group Kaisa Ka and Secretary General of the political organization Kilusan (“the movement”) whose mission is to create “genuine freedom and democracy” for the Filipino people.

Lawyer
Unity of Women for Freedom Philippines (KAISA KA)

About this Speaker

Attorney Virginia “Virgie” Suarez is a labor rights lawyer and Chairperson of the Filipino women’s rights group Kaisa Ka and Secretary General of the political organization Kilusan (“the movement”) whose mission is to create “genuine freedom and democracy” for the Filipino people. Virgie is dedicated to helping underserved communities and many of her legal clients are workers, farmers, fishers and urban poor for whom she works pro bono. She defended and won the Jennifer Laude case, the transwoman killed by US soldier. She believes that a woman, both being productive and reproductive force, is a "power" to reckon with.

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