Peace and Security


Supporting women's leadership and participation in the Bangsamoro

In October 2012, the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB), which puts both parties on the path to end nearly four decades of intermittent violent civil conflict. The centrepiece of the FAB is to create the Bangsamoro, a new autonomous entity in Mindanao and homeland for the Moro people, replacing the current Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The FAB laid out an overall framework for a final settlement.

After 17 months of additional negotiations, the parties negotiated and agreed on crucial annexes pertaining to normalization, wealth sharing and power sharing, forming part of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). more

Integrating a gender perspective into transitional justice in the Bangsamoro

Transitional justice is a critical component to strengthen the rule of law in a post-conflict setting and an integral element to peacebuilding as it aims to redress for past human rights violations. In a transitional or post-conflict setting, such as that of the Bangsamoro, it is imperative that women’s right to access justice is recognized as part of achieving and sustaining peace and ensuring accountability for crimes committed in times of conflict against women and girls. more