Amina Rasul-Bernardo


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Amina Rasul-Bernardo

Source of Influence: Social Issues

Status: Featured in current year

Amina Rasul-Bernardo, advocate for peace and democracy, is President and co-founder of the Philippine Centre for Islam and Democracy (PCID) and a columnist with the BusinessWorld. Appointed Director of the Mindanao Development Authority, she was a member of the Cabinet of former President Fidel V Ramos, former Commissioner for Women, former Director of the Development Bank of the Philippines and Director of the Philippine National Oil Corporation. She has led the organizing of the National Ulama Conference of the Philippines, and the Noorus Salam (Light of Peace), a national network of ustadzas and Muslim women civil society leaders. She has also led the development of an Islamic Model for Peace Education for Mindanao. She was awarded as Mindanao Peace Champion by the UN-Act for Peace Programme in December 2010 Muslim Democrat of the Year 2007 and in 2013, she won second prize of the World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize.