Froilyn Tenorio Mendoza
Froilyn Tenorio Mendoza has spent decades advocating for the rights of Teduray and Lambangian women and girls. Currently, she serves as a Founding Member and Executive Director of the Teduray Lambangian Women’s Organization Inc. (TLWOI), an organization that provides support to indigenous women in settling divorce cases, legal support for victims of gender-based violence, participates in public hearings for ancestral domain claims, and overall mobilizes women groups to influence traditional justice systems. The organization is reported to have successfully lobbied for the a community-based temporary special measure against early marriage and polygamy in Mindanao.
Froilyn voices the need for women’s inclusion at regional and international forums, and has served as a delegate on the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict (2014) as well as the Expert Roundtable on Supporting Women’s Participation in the Peace Process (2015). In 2018, she served as a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University.