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Philippines lawyer, devoted to women’s rights, to get award from University of Philippines

Rowena V. Guanzon has been described as one of a few women lawyers in the Philippines whose practice is dedicated to defending women against discrimination, inequality and violence

Rowena V. Guanzon and her students at the University of the Philippines

Rowena V. Guanzon will be getting honored next month for her impressive work in gender equality and the empowerment of women in the Philippines.

An attorney and educator, Guanzon is a former mayor of Cadiz City who is widely respected in the nation for her courtroom efforts to counter gender discrimination and violence against women.

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