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Security forces attend workshop to boost women’s role in building lasting peace in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Government security forces attended a workshop alongside Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) members this month, to explore how best to support women’s participation in conflict resolution and peace building in the newly autonomous region of Bangsamoro. The event was held 6-8 April 2021 in General Santos City, located on the island of Mindanao in southern Philippines.

As pandemic drags on, Philippine community group helps families overcome challenges old and new

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Covid-19 lockdown restrictions have not stopped Francisca Lofranco Tagalog, a community leader from Cebu City in the central Philippines, from helping women and children who experience domestic violence. “We have faced some new difficulties in our operations,” says Tagalog, 60, who leads the organization Bantay Banay (Family Watch). “But it did not stop us from doing the things we normally do for the community.”

I am Generation Equality: Nicomaine Dei “Maine” Mendoza, Filipino actor and supporter of women workers’ rights

Friday, April 30, 2021

Maine Mendoza tells us all to stop violence against women in this publicity shoot on March 2020. As a public figure, I feel it is both my responsibility and privilege to speak about women’s rights and issues. Equality can only be achieved if all gender identities work towards equal relations. Men should support their female partners, female relatives, and other women in the community.

Tireless “Admin” helps fix the old wooden walkways that connect a coastal community

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

For the hundreds of families in the coastal communities of Barangay Tanza 2, the always-ready area Administrator, Irma Bantique Glomar, is the one to seek out if something needs fixing. “If something goes wrong, always ask Admin,” they like to say. And with a little help from UN Women, “Admin” has been instrumental in fixing the dilapidated wooden-plank walkways that traverse the community, connecting households and connecting the community to the main road outside.

From where I stand: “With women’s engagement — peace has a chance to return to Patikul, Sulu”

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

"Through my peacebuilding work in Sulu, I connect with many different people, especially from conflict-affected and displaced communities. I am fortunate enough to have visited their homes, caught a glimpse of their lives and thus appraised their unique situations, which enables me to support them in a targeted way, and to recognize that there is a chance for peace to work..."

In the words of Fatima Pir Allian: “Community dialogue is an effective tool for enabling those most vulnerable in our communities to find their voice”

Monday, April 5, 2021

A young leader and women’s human rights activist from the Bangsamoro – the newly established political entity in southern Philippines. She is the Programme Manager of Nisa Ul Haqq fi Bangsamoro (Women for Justice in the Bangsamoro, a UN Women partner in 2016), an organization that provides a venue for Bangsamoro women to progressively interpret Islamic teachings on gender, women’s rights and peace and development issues.

I am Generation Equality: Lauralyn, Filipino advocate for preventing violence against women and girls

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality.

Seeing the glass ceiling: measuring women’s participation in humanitarian response

Monday, March 15, 2021

Women have not yet achieved parity in the humanitarian world. This applies, sadly, to women in humanitarian action, to women in humanitarian media, and to women in the context of COVID-19.

More women leaders in business “the best way” to boost recovery from the pandemic

Monday, March 8, 2021

Economies in Asia and the Pacific will recover faster from the COVID-19 pandemic if more women are appointed at the top of supply chains, and women’s opportunities are prioritized throughout the workplace.

Championing a more peaceful, secure and gender-inclusive BARMM

Monday, March 1, 2021

As a demonstration of commitment to place gender at the core of collaborative security action in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the Philippines, representatives from the Government and from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, security actors and representatives from women’s organizations came together for a three-day workshop (3–5 February 2021) to discuss how to strengthen cooperation on a range of issues related to gender and security in BARMM.

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