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Leni Velasco

Climate Change, Child Welfare, Education, Hunger/Food insecurity, Economic Injustice, Labor issues, Women and Girls, Gender violence , Human Rights
Educational materials, Impact Producing, Consulting, Impact Strategist/Advisor, Campaign Implementation, Designing impact guides, Alternative Distribution, Mentorship
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Leni Velasco is the co-founder and Secretary General of DAKILA, an artist-activist collective in the Philippines, and the Executive Director of its Active Vista Center. She is part of the Innovation for Change –Global Governance Circle representing its East Asia Hub and the Board of Directors of the Albay Arts Foundation. She served as Festival Director of the Active Vista International Human Rights Film Festival which organizes social impact film screenings integrating advocacy campaigns on human rights concerns, bringing films to wider audiences to engage them to make strategic actions towards meaningful social change. Leni specializes in advocacy communications, social movement building, and creative campaigning work. She has been a fellow of the Equitas Human Rights Training Program in Montreal, the Summer School of Cinema Human Rights Advocacy in Venice, the Cinema without Borders Program of Movies that Matter in Amsterdam, the Release Southeast Asia Fellowship on Drug Reform Policy in London, and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation International Academy for Leadership in Germany. In 2018, she was nominated for Most Distinguished Human Rights Defender at the Ignite Awards of Amnesty International.