B. Orozco

Beverly Orozco

Gender Focal Point Southeast Asia

Beverly Orozco is the Program Director at the Gaston Z. Ortigas Peace Institute for Peace Advocacy and Networking, and the Head of the National Secretariat of Generation Peace Youth Network. 

The Gaston Z. Ortigas (GZO) Institute is a non-governmental organization established in 1991. It supports citizens’ participation in peace processes and advocates for the peace and justice agenda, with programs on advocacy and networking, education and capability building, and peace promotion. The Generation Peace Youth Network is a network of organizations and individuals engaging in youth-led advocacy towards a just and sustainable peace in the Philippines.

Beverly has been representing the GZO Peace Institute and the Generation Peace Youth Network  (GenPeace) in regional networks such as the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict and the United Network of Young PeaceBuilders. She is actively leading the youth network’s advocacy on United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security in the Philippines. Together with the leaders of GenPeace, she accompanies the youth network and trains young leaders in peacebuilding in the Philippines.

After graduating from Miriam College with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, for almost 20 years, Beverly has been working on the issues of human rights, disarmament, women, indigenous peoples and youth advocacy. She has led and managed youth projects and programs on peace education and promotion of culture of peace, human rights education, interfaith and intercultural dialogue. 

Region: South East Asia; the Philippines 

Area of Expertise: human rights, disarmament, women, indigenous peoples and youth advocacy

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