Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

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Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
Vicky Tauli-Corpuz in Kuala-Lumpur.jpg
Born Besao, Mt. Province, Philippines
Nationality Filipino

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is a development consultant and an international indigenous activist of Igorot ethnicity.[1] On 2 June 2014 on, she assumed responsibilities as the third UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.[2] She is the first recipient of the Gabriela Silang Award, which was conferred in 2009 by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples.[3] She was the former Chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2005-2010).[4]


She graduated from the Philippine Science High School in Diliman, Quezon City in 1969.[5] She completed her nursing degree at the UP College of Nursing, University of the Philippines Manila in 1976.[1] As an activist, she helped organize indigenous peoples in the community level to fight against the projects of then President Ferdinand Marcos. They succeeded in stopping the Chico River Hydroelectric Dam and the Cellophil Resources Corporation.[4]


  1. ^ a b Member Info UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  2. ^ James Anaya Victoria Tauli-Corpuz begins as new Special Rapporteur, 02 June 2014
  3. ^ IP int’l activitist gets 1st Gabriela Silang award Northern Dispatch (nordis) Weekly, Northern Philippines. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  4. ^ a b IUCN World Conservation Congress (Jeju 2012) forum sessions International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  5. ^ Philippine Science High School System#Social sciences