Mae Ocampo is a feminist woman human rights defender who began her activism at a young age, resisting land-grabbing and the impositions of powerful institutions with her local community in the Philippines.

Over the past three decades, she has been involved in environmental justice and human rights work that focuses on intersectional and inclusive ways of working, building relationships and forging alliances and movements, strengthening national and regional capacities, as well as bringing the voices of local communities from Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia and Eurasia into national, regional and international arenas.

Mae has more than 25 years of experience as a campaigner and has been in senior leadership and management positions in international NGOs, such as Friends of the Earth International, ActionAid International and the European Women’s Lobby. She has supported actions of the Palestinian solidarity group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Refugees Welcome.