Vernie Yocogan-Diano is currently the manager of the KAIROS Women, Peace and Security project in the Philippines. She is an Indigenous (Kankanaey-Bontoc) woman, a mother and a human rights and community activist from the Cordillera, Philippines. She has extensive experience working with Indigenous women in the Cordillera region as chairperson of Innabuyog, member of the Regional Council of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) and most recently Executive Director of the Cordillera Women’s Education Action Research Center (CWEARC). Vernie has been to Canada on a number of occasions on the invitation of KAIROS and the United Church of Canada.
Vernie participated as an international witness at Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) National Event in Quebec (2013) and was in Ottawa for the TRC National Closing Event in 2015.