Report on the Mapping of Select Women Leaders and Civil Society Organizations in the Bangsamoro


In 2015, UN Women conducted a mapping of women leaders and civil society organizations in the Bangsamoro to provide a snapshot of women’s leaders’ political and leadership life, and inquire on their capacity development needs and insights on gender, peace and governance. It also aimed to document practices and needs of civil society organizations also on the cross-cutting themes of gender, peace and governance. 979 women leaders and 157 CSOs were mapped across the five (5) provinces of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, including the six (6) municipalities of Lanao del Norte and the 39 barangays of North Cotabato – the core territories proposed in a law creating the Bangsamoro political entity.

The report, later on, served as the basis of UN Women in crafting capacity development interventions for the women leaders. It is hope that this report will be used by decision-makers in ensuring women’s meaningful participation in the public sphere as part of its development agenda.

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Geographic coverage: Philippines
Subject areas: Peace and security
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