BMFI conducts peacebuilding and development work in the rural areas of Mindanao through partnerships with civil society organisations, local government units, government agencies and other sectors. The focus of its work is towards the building of a Mindanao, which is truly a home (balay) for its three peoples – the Moros, the Lumads (Indigenous Peoples) and the settlers. BMFI also acts as the mediator and Independent Secretariat of the peace process between the Government and the RPM-M, a Mindanao-based revolutionary group.
The Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society’s primary goal is to unify and consolidate the Bangsamoro civil society organisations for collective action toward social and human transformation. The Consortium envisions a society governed by justice where all peoples exercise their inalienable right to self-determination, to co-exist harmoniously and to live in prosperity with dignity. Its mission is to empower the Bangsamoro towards peace based on justice and development while promoting human dignity.
MCW was established by Mindanao women leaders in 2001 as a non-governmental organisation. Its mission is to influence public policy and public opinion. It advocates for a Mindanao peace and development agenda from women’s perspectives. Area Core Groups across Mindanao give MCW the ability to influence local, Mindanao and national issues. The Mothers for Peace movement is its grassroots base.
Mindanao Peace Weavers is a convergence of seven networks of peace advocates, which includes NGOs, academics, religious groups, human rights groups, people’s organisations and grassroots communities. These networks work towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Mindanao. They seek to engage government and revolutionary armed groups in the formal peace talks, implement civilian-led ceasefire monitoring and broaden the peace constituency.
Nisa Ul Haqq is a Bangsamoro women's group that uses Islamic teaching as a framework for women's and men´s empowerment towards engagement in international, national, regional and local levels, for the promotion of women's human rights, sustainable development, and peaceful co-existence of tribes, of religions, of nations, and of women and men. Some of their members are actively engaged in the peace negotiations in Mindanao.
REPUSM of the University of Sains Malaysia in Penang (Malaysia) envisions itself as a centre of excellence in the study of human conflict and peaceful living. It aims to actively contribute to the promotion of peace through its research, education and training programs. REPUSM also hosts the Southeast Asian Conflict Studies Network.
Sulong CARHRIHL is a network that monitors the Government’s and the Maoist rebels' compliance with the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL), which the two parties signed in 1998. The primary activities are education and advocacy. Sulong also hopes to support and sustain the peace process, and provide additional avenues for constructive dialogue, including Philippine civil society.
WE Act 1325 is a network of women’s groups and peace organisations that led the consultations towards the formulation of the National Action Plan (NAP) to implement UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820. Their current focus is on implementing the NAP.