Mindanao

Recognizing the role of women in the peace process, the United Youth of the Philippines-Women (UnYPhil-Women) with support from Oxfam in partnership with the Australian Government through the project Women's Empowerment for Leadership in Development and Peace in the Bangsamoro (WELD-Peace),...
The Marawi crisis that happened in May 2017 had multi-faceted effects on women, men, girls, and boys. This report aims to provide a gender analysis of the situation of Marawi internally displaced individuals (IDPs). It seeks to inform about efforts on early recovery, highlight the need for gender...
Women of Marawi
Eight months after the conflict erupted in Marawi, the pursuit of recovery remains a long-term endeavor. While needs of displaced families are continually being addressed by government and humanitarian actors, a big number of the displaced population continue to face difficult conditions.
Women write their visions for better recovery of the educational institutions of Marawi
May 26 was the day Farhana didn't have the slightest hint of a choice. As she faced a band of militants who didn't budge as they aimed their firearms at her unless she leaves her house, she saw soldiers on the other end of the road pressing her to run towards them.
As the crisis in Marawi City enters its fifth week, there are concerns that the situation could become protracted, with no immediate indication on when evacuees could return to their homes. The number of evacuees continue to increase as neighboring municipalities affected by the ongoing offensives...
A woman from Tukalipnao in Mamasapano, Mindanao (Photo: Rhea Catada/Oxfam)
Tukanalipao is one of the 15 villages in the poor municipality of Mamasapano, in Southern Philippines. One year ago, an armed encounter in the small village of Tukanalipao killed more than 60 Filipinos,including an eight-year-old girl from the poor community.
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.
The Peace Council is an independent group of citizen leaders who conducted a study of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), the legislation that is intended to embody the provisions of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the...
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