UN Women to launch women, peace and security publications

[MEDIA ADVISORY]

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016

Mindanao, Philippines – Four publications on women, peace and security, produced by UN Women, will be launched on 28 October during the women’s agenda presentation to the ARMM Regional Government in Cotabato City.

These knowledge products are part of UN Women’s work of providing technical support to State actors and forging partnerships civil society on promoting and mainstreaming women, peace and security concerns, especially in conflict-affected and post-conflict areas. First of the publications is the Training Kit on Women, Peace and Security Mainstreaming, intended to build capacities of national and local governments to appreciate gender issues in the context of conflict as well as formulate, implement and monitor women, peace and security programs and services. This learning kit was drafted in partnership with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP ).

The second publication to be launched is the Mapping Report of Select Women Leaders and Civil Society Organizations in the Bangsamoro. In 2015, UN Women, with local researchers, conducted a mapping of women leaders and civil society organizations in the Bangsamoro. The mapping yielded a snapshot of the existing trainings underwent by select women leaders and CSOs along the areas of gender, peace and governance as well as their perspectives along the said themes. The result of this mapping were used in developing and conducting trainings to women leaders towards strengthened leadership and meaningful participation in the Bangsamoro.

The Training Kit on Strengthening Women’s Leadership and Participation in the Bangsamoro is the third publication to be launched. This training kit is a compilation of modules and sessions from the series of trainings conducted with select women leaders in the Bangsamoro. The kit aims to deepen women leaders’ appreciation on gender issues and the struggle of the Bangsamoro for identity and peace towards formulating and implementing actions at the local level. UN Women, in partnership with Nisa Ul Haqq Fi Bangsamoro, and other local women and peace organizations, such as Al-Mujadillah Development Foundation, Tarbilang Foundation and UNYPHIL-Women supported the conduct of these trainings.

Bangsamoro Women’s Leadership Journeys is the fourth publication to be launched. It is a compilation of select Bangsamoro women’s journeys towards pursuing gender equality, peace and good governance.  It also provides a glimpse of the realities that Bangsamoro women face in their day-to-day lives which became the bases for crafting their respective agenda points and action plans.

For more information:

Please contact: Maricel Aguilar
Project Officer, UN Women Philippines
Email: maricel.aguilar@unwomen.org