Joel Mark Baysa-BarredoLeaders Asia-Pacific 2022
Executive Director, Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia (SHAPE-SEA)
Joel Mark Baysa-Barredo is the executive director at Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia program (SHAPE-SEA), which focuses on creating and sustaining a culture of human rights and peace through applied research, education, and informed policy advocacy in Southeast Asia. Joel works closely with scholars, human rights defenders, peace workers, government agencies, and affected communities to realize social justice and equality, as well as to strengthen democratic institutions throughout the region. As a migrant Filipino leader, they are dedicated to instilling critical consciousness among all rights-holders, and shaping societies capable of fully claiming and enjoying their rights and freedoms.