In commemoration of the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 focusing on Women, Peace and Security and acknowledging the significant role of women peacebuilders and mediators in conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the BARMM, the United Nations Development Programme will collaborate with the members of the Women Insider Mediators-Rapid Action and Mobilization Platform (WIM-RAMP) and the Bangsamoro Women Commission in conducting a learning exchange and strategy workshop on Women, Peace and Security in the BARMM. The WIM-RAMP is a group of community-based women peacebuilders and mediators from Moro and Indigenous Peoples communities in the BARMM.
WIM-RAMP members have committed to work together towards the following initiatives: (1) implementation of humanitarian response initiatives in conflict areas; (2) advocacies against Violence Against Women and Children, gender-based violence, and child, early and forced marriage; (3) community-based mediation and early warning and response; and, (4) advocacy on prevention of violent extremism/promotion of peaceful engagement.
Entitled “Kababaihan para sa Kapayapaan at Seguridad sa Bangsamoro” (Women for Peace and Security in the Bangsamoro), this initiative will be conducted on 28-30 November 2022 in Cotabato City, in partnership with the WIM-RAMP and the Bangsamoro Women Commission. WIM-RAMP members will participate in this activity, to be undertaken with the following objectives:
(1) Facilitate learning sessions to deepen appreciation on Women, Peace and Security among WIM-RAMP members;
(2) Facilitate dialogues with BARMM ministries, BTA members (women MPs), civil society organizations and peace mechanisms;
(3) Formulate engagement strategy for women peacebuilders and mediators towards strengthening meaningful inclusion and participation in conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the BARMM; and,
(4) Develop agenda for women peacebuilders and mediators in the BARMM.