- Posted June 30, 2012 by
Quezon City, Philippines
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What if you weren't allowed to drive?
Feminist Student-Leader from the Philippines Supports Saudi Women’s Right to Drive Cars
Joanna Berenice Coronacion is a pretty 24-year old feminist and student-activist from the Philippines. She's one of the activists that actively participated in this year's mass- actions against contractual labor policies of certain business firms in the Philippines. She also helped in organizing an international women's forum last year here in the Philippines. She's a highly-dedicated campaigner for Alliance of Progressive Labor or APL. The said group is a coalition of several labor unions in the Philippines that espouses and promotes workers' rights, feminism, social justice, free education and healthcare system. She is for non-violence and very dedicated in championing the welfare of all peasants and workers in the country. Joanna is still a college student from the University of the Philippines.
Joanna's most favorite cause is the advocacy of feminism. She usually travels to various parts of the Philippines to organize and teach women about their rights and what to do against battery and male chauvinism. She dreams that someday real gender equality would exist in the whole world and that women will not be discriminated anymore in workplaces.
Joanna expressed her support and solidarity to the Saudi women’s right to drive by posing for two pictures in which she was being driven in a car. She also posed for a photograph in which she showed her motorcycle. She knows how to drive a motorcycle but still studying how to drive a car. She's a dedicated activist for feminism, non-violence and social justice.