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susan t pineda Susan Pineda is a social activist and a feminist. Academically, she graduated with a degrees in BS Psychology and Bachelor of Laws. She took Methods of Teaching and an under-graduate of Masters Degree in Public Administration at the University of the Philippines. She is author of 'Moving Forward with GAD!,' published by NCRFW and UNICEF, and the 'Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act (RA 9262) or Anti-VAWC Handbook.' Honed by years of being a youth leader and as city councilor, she now serves as full-time executive director of IMA Foundation where she supervises the day-to-day operations and management of the center. She also acts as a counselor and paralegal adviser. She was a project consultant for NCRFW and UNIFEM. She represented the country in various UN conferences on women and environment and acted as resource person on these endeavors. What challenges her, as a woman leader is the multiple-burden role of women, being a public servant/NGO worker, intertwined with the demands of bringing-up a family in a very challenging society. Susan is happily married to her supportive husband, Marlon, and has two girl children, Ayah and Mira (ages 13 and 6).

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