PROF. SYLVIA CLAUDIO
University of the Philippines Diliman
She is a Doctor of Medicine who also holds a PhD in Psychology. She is the Dean of the College of Social Work and Community Development, University of the Philippines Diliman. She is also Professor of the Department of Women and Development Studies of CSWCD. She is sole author 2 books, “Rape Love and Sexuality: The Construction of Woman in Discourse” (UP Press, 2002) and “And Then She Laughed: Experiences in Counseling Women” (Anvil Press, 2015). Like most Filipinas, she is known to friends by a nickname, Guy. Guy considers herself an activist and academic because she has spent most of her life working in social movements. She is co-founder, and now Chair of the Board of Directors of Likhaan, an organization working with grassroots women on issues of reproductive and sexual health and rights. At the international level she has served as Vice President of the Asian Association of Women’s Studies and remains on its Council, Vice Chair of Isis International and the Chair of the Board of the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights.