Finding Peace in Bangsamoro

The University of the Philippines released a bi-monthly UP Forum for the months of May-June to July-August 2015 with a special double issue on the prospects of peace in the Bangsamoro communities in Mindanao.

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MILF, MNLF sign unified declaration; to push for passage of BTC draft BBL

Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Datu Muslimen Sema of the MNLF Council of 15 signed a historic document called Unified Declaration on October 13 at Camp Darapanan, also known as Camp Arifeen, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on Oct

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The BLBAR is Unconstitutional: Pass the BBL

The 1987 Constitution mandates the passage of an organic act for Muslim Mindanao providing it genuine autonomy within 18 months of the first Congress (Sec. 19, Art. X).

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Civil society continues push for BBL passage despite new deadlines in House, Senate

MANILA – Members of civil society will continue drumming up support for the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) despite a recent pronouncement from Senate President Franklin Drilon that he would be unable to assure the passage of the bill prior to Congress’ recess on October 9.

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President of Kosovo, panelists explore impact of women in peace processes

October 1, 2015 – The women of Kosovo helped rebuild the country during its democratic transition, President Atifete Jahjaga said yesterday at a Georgetown symposium on women’s political participation in peace processes.

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Women Making Peace

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security released a foundational new research report entitled Women Leading Peace: A close examination of women's political participation in peace processes in Northern Ireland, Guatemala, Kenya, and the Philippines.

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