Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders
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Women & Feminism
Women in the Global Economy

Catherine Tactaquin is former Executive Director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR), a nationwide alliance that advocates the human rights for all migrants, regardless of immigration status. She is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from global migration and human rights, to race and gender perspectives, and immigration reform.

The daughter of an immigrant farmworker from the Philippines, Catherine was involved for decades in grassroots organizing and advocacy in the Filipino community, and in 1986, was a co-founder of the National Network.

She is also a member and co-founder of the Global Coalition on Migration and the Women in Migration Network, both of which coalesce organizations and activists from the global regions towards international migrants’ rights advocacy.


"Cathy was fantastic. She drew a big crowd for us and was amazing with the students in the open talk and smaller session."
— Cindy Konrad, LGBT Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

  • How Immigration Affects Students
  • Racial Politics and Donald Trump: What Would a Just Immigration Policy Look Like
  • Hands That Shape the World: Women and Global Migration
  • Immigration and Migration in the Global Era
  • Undocumented Migration
Catherine Tactaquin at Roots & Remedies
Speaking at the 2013 DSA National Convention
What makes migration different for a woman?
2016 Communications Institute Fellow Catherine Tactaquin