Genoveva Evelyn Ramos is devoted to protecting the principles of Human Rights. Prior to coming to New Zealand, Ms Ramos (Gennie Hernandez Sta Maria) was for more than 10 years a broadcaster and Manager of a Radio Station in Cabanatuan City Philippines
She attended Auckland University in New Zealand, where she completed BA (Honours) and Master of Arts in Sociology. She has Diploma in Community and Social Work and Diploma in Journalism. In her Master thesis research, she has spent considerable time in the University of the Philippines and abroad and was exposed with the grassroots.
She is the Chairperson of the Philippine Migrant Centre-Auckland and women rights advocate. This has included serving as advocate for abused Filipino women and children in New Zealand. She represented many Filipinos on delicate immigration appeals
As a licensed Immigration adviser, she successfully worked on deportation matters before the Deportation Tribunal and Residence Review Board and eventually before the Immigration Protection Tribunal. She worked on Filipino women’s cases using NZ Domestic Violence Act.
Genoveva Evelyn Ramos says, “I never for a moment divorce myself from the people. I taught my children to be responsible to the people who trusted us, who came to us with faith that we can help them” My duty is to hold myself responsible to all Sunrise clients. Every word, every act and every policy must conform to moral and social commitments. For me, Human Lives are important than capital; that is what being responsible to the people means”