fondatrice Filipino Women’s Council
Charito Basa is a freelance development and research consultant based in Rome, Italy, who specializes in gender, migration and development issues. She is founder and the moving spirit of the Filipino Women’s Council (FWC), an organization of Filipino women migrant workers in Rome. She has become a major spokesperson on migrant issues in Italy, and has worked for many Italian and international organizations helping them manage development projects, conduct research and foster networking. In 2002, she was awarded the “Cavaliere della Repubblica” (Knight of the Republic) by former President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi for her works. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics at the Philippine Women’s University in 1982.