Senior Program Officer for Asia and the Pacific
Bianca Pabotoy is the Senior Program Officer for Asia and the Pacific at GNWP. She is a member of the Young Women+ Leaders for Peace (YWL) in the Philippines and has supported GNWP’s research work and project implementation since 2019.
In the Philippines, she supports the Center for Peace Education-Miriam College in implementing the Localization of the National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), WePeace. This project has supported the creation of women peacekeeping teams in four provinces – North Cotabato, Surigao del Sur, Kalinga, and Quezon Province – addressing their different conflict lines.
Bianca is also active in the are of gender and disarmament, specifically leading advocacy in Asia and the Pacific for the universalization of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) through the Control Arms Coalition; and implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (UN PoA) through the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA). Outside of her peace and security work, Bianca is a volunteer for Save Philippine Seas, a marine conservation and education non-governmental organization.