AMIHAN (National Federation of Peasant Women) - Philippines

The AMIHAN-National Federation of Peasant Women aims to empower peasant women through alternative development policies and strategies.It advocates equal opportunities and justice for all and strongly condemns human rights violations committed particularly againts peasant women. It is also particular in the developments concerning agrarian reform. The term AMIHAN describes the southeastern wind during harvest season that characterizes peasant women as "gentle but tough,tender but tenacious." It has 32 provincial sectors in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Estrelita "Ka Lita" Mariano is the founding member who later on became its deputy secretary general in October 1986. Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women is located in 80-A Mapang-akit St., Brgy. Pinyahan, Quezon City. Contact details are (632) 922-3982 and