Inclusive and diverse ASEAN


Ryan Silverio

Ryan V. Silverio Executive Director

Ryan V. Silverio

Executive Director

Ryan V. Silverio is the Executive Director of ASEAN SOGIE Caucus. They have more that 20 years work experience in the field of human rights, specifically in the areas of human rights education, advocacy, research, and program management. The worked previously with organizations such as Philippine Human Rights Information Center (Philrights), and the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers. Their activism extended into the academe in a capacity as Senior Lecturer at the Department of International Studies of Miriam College where they taught courses on gender, human rights, and social research. Ryan has co-authored publications on child rights, human rights education, and migration and ICT. Ryan is passionate about cultural activism, mysticism, and creating spaces for unheard voices within social movements. Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies degree from Miriam College, Philippines, and a Master of Arts in Human Rights degree obtained from Mahidol University, Thailand.

Ryan tweets via @queeringryan.

Bel Mirasol

Bel Mirasol Finance Officer

Bel Mirasol

Finance Officer

Bel has a bachelor's degree in Finance and many years of experience working as the finance officer for private, small and multinational companies, and non-government organizations. Her handle of mathematics and her efficiency in an efficient and professional manner has made her indispensible in all the institutions she has worked in. She believes in maintaining high ethical standards at all times, keeping things organized, and working efficiently even under tight deadlines.

Juliet De Guzman

Juliet De Guzman Administrative Officer

Juliet De Guzman

Administrative Officer

Juliet is a passionate social development worker and an alumna of the Movement for the Advancement of Student Power (MASP). She has been involved in various advocacies since her college days in the early 90s and has worked in organizations engaged with climate change, debt campaigns, anti-poverty, and enhancing opportunities for marginalized sectors. She is a proud single mother whose life is anchored on a mission to contribute to social change.

Lini Zurlia

Lini Zurlia Advocacy Officer

Lini Zurlia

Advocacy Officer

Lini Zurlia is an Indonesian queer feminist activist. She has been involved with issues of women and sexuality, democracy, and human rights in Indonesia for many years. Graduated from Jakarta Islamic University.

She was an advocacy co-ordinator for Arus Pelangi (Indonesian LGBTI Federation) and now she is serving us as an advocacy officer. Aside from her daily responsibility work with us, she is also a member of Arus Pelangi Board of Advisory until 2022, member of PurpleCode Collective and the co-founder and festival director of 16Film Festival.

Gen Bucao

Genica Bucao Project Officer (Forging Intersectional Feminist Futures Project)

Genica Bucao

Project Officer (Forging Intersectional Feminist Futures Project)

Gen’s personal mission is to guide children, youth, and adults alike to practice inclusive behaviors for a more socially-just society for structurally-excluded individuals.

She currently strives toward this by blending her roles in coordinating the Philippine-level components of Forging Intersectional Feminist Futures as part of the ASEAN SOGIE Caucus, managing the Safe Spaces Project of Amnesty International Philippines, and designing innovative learning experiences as the Head of Development of TULA Philippines. By merging these experiences, she hopes to foster an education ecosystem where learners and educators are empowered to create safe and inclusive learning spaces free from what she calls the “Five Injurious I’s of Education,” namely, illiteracy, innumeracy, institutional, interpersonal, and intrapersonal discrimination.

She likes to play and perform as an improviser when she isn't working.

Dali R

Dali R Communication Asscociate

Dali R

Communication Asscociate

Dali R (she/her) is a Communication Associate of ASC and queer youth activist who's also just started her research initiation on the archival story of LBQ women in Indonesia. She is also a coordinator for LGBTQIA+ learning safe-space.

Donna Nuñez

Donna Nuñez Program Associate

Donna Nuñez

Program Associate

Donna is a licensed educator from the Philippines. She completed her Master’s degree in Asia Pacific Studies from the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan. Her research interests lie on the intersection of labor migration, leisure studies, and happiness studies—and more recently, decolonial Asian knowledge. She has been involved in refugee work, and lesbian women, bisexual women, and trans men (LBT) human and economic rights.