conflict transformation

An evacuation center in Lanao del Norte
For 10 years, Sowaib and his wife ran an eatery in the transport terminal in barangay Lilod Madaya in Marawi City. When the war erupted, he was mistaken for a member of the Maute group and was shot in the arm. Now, living in an evacuation center, Sowaib finds a way to cope and carve a future for...
Ahmed walks in a tent city
Ahmed is seven. His father Zaldy said the boy is fond of lamps that each night in their house in barangay Lilod, Marawi City, Ahmed always wanted the LED lights turned off so he can have the soft glow of the lamp when he does his homework or read something before he sleeps.
Children participate in a psychosocial support session in Saguairan, Lanao del Sur
Kalilintad, kapamagogopa, katahimikan, peace. When internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Marawi City examined their notions of peace, they had many words for it, but seeing that they are in evacuation centers instead of their home city gave away the truth that peace is elusive in Mindanao.
Mrs. Bairona Langco, 44, from Marawi City
On the day of the siege on May 23, she opened her boutique that sells bags and dresses like it was an ordinary day. But in the afternoon, there was an alarm call. People were running in the streets yelling, “ISIS! ISIS!”
Photo by Genevieve Estacaan/Oxfam
Armed clashes continue to ravage Marawi City on day 18 of the harrowing crisis, but just 18 kilometers away, women brave many challenges as they lead the delivery of life-saving aid to some of the 220,000 civilians affected by the conflict.
Babu Bidarya Adam (left), a grandmother from Brgy.Tukalipnao, Mamasapano in Mindanao still continues to hope for peace amid the armed conflict that drove her community away from home.  (Photo: Rhea Pauline Catada)
We engage various stakeholders, civil society organizations,and policymakers so that ideas and institutions are transformed to ensure just and lasting peace in the Bangsamoro.
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