Partners

Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI)

TheBangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute is a product of the Mindanao peace negotiations. It was formally inaugurated in June 2012, by the Government and the MILF peace panels as an early confidence-building measure ahead of reaching a Comprehensive Peace Agreement (2014). BLMI is run by the MILF and offers training to its military and political cadres to adjust to the challenges of transitioning from an armed revolutionary movement to the formal political arena.

Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society

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.

Mindanao Business Council (MinBC)

MinBC is an island-wide organisation of leading business support institutions,including producer organisations, chambers of commerce, and trade associations in Mindanao.

Mindanews

Mindanews is the leading provider of accurate, timely and comprehensive news and information on Mindanao and its peoples – serving economically, politically and culturally empowered communities. They are a cooperative composed of independent, professional journalists who believe and practice people empowerment through media. They believe that Mindanao is not all bad news and that their responsibility as journalists and information providers is to ensure a mixed balance of reports beyond the usual fare published in national newspapers or aired on radio and TV.

Nisa Ul Haqq

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.

Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ)

PAZ is a Catholic organisation whose objective is the promotion of peace by strengthening good relations among Muslims and Christians, and all other peoples. The organisation is an offshoot of the ZAMBASULI Consultation on Peace and Justice held in 1994. Convinced of the needs of the Church to be directly involved in the region, the representatives of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga City forged PAZ, to keep“the small flame of peace flickering”. It is open to work in solidarity with Muslims and other non-Catholic groups in the pursuit of peace in Zamboanga and the region.

Philippine Association of State Colleges and Universities (PASUC)

PASUC is an association of public tertiary institutions in the Philippines. This includes all state universities and colleges, which are under the Commission on Higher Education.

Sulong CARHRIHL

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. 

Teduray Lambangian Women's Organization (TLWOI)

TLWOI is a federation of 35 community-based women's organisations of indigenous peoples in the province of Maguindanao. TLWOI aims to support Téduray and Lambangian women in attaining their sustainable and environmental development, while respecting their indigenous cultures and the promotion of basic development rights as tribal women, including the right to decision making processes, community development projects, and justice and peace.
 
Froilyn Mendoza, the head of TLWOI, is a member of the Transition Commission which implements the 2012 Framework peace Agreement on the Bangsamoro.
 
TLWOI receives administrative and technical advice from the Rural Women's Coalition PKKK.

United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD)

UNYPAD is a youth organisation, which aims to produce competent, effective and efficient young leaders who meaningfully give spiritual, political and socio-economic services to the society.They work to mobilise young people and equip them with essential knowledge, skills and appropriate technologies so they become members of society who will promote unity and solidarity, transparency and accountability in governance.

United Youth of the Philippines-Women (UnYPhil-Women)

UnYPhil is a non-profit women-youth organisation. After its creation in 1990, UnYPhil developed chapters both in Luzon and Mindanao. It was only in 2004 that a separate chapter in Mindanao was registered under the name of UnYPhil-Women based in Cotabato City.

The primary goal of UnYPhil-Women is to provide assistance to women who are subjected to violence, sexual and physical abuses, trafficking and other forms of discrimination. Specifically, UnYPhil-Women aims to: promote and advocate the rights of women and their protection against violence; encourage women’s participation in nation and peace building; empower women through education, capacity building and livelihood assistance and inculcate self-esteem and self worth among women through confidence and social integration.

Women Engaged in Actions on 1325 (WE Act 1325)

 

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.
 

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