By: Thoe Bin Abdullah
COTABATO CITY/September 15, 2017 – The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) and Mindanao Peace Weavers (MPW) organized a two-day Joint Advocacy Planning Workshop on Bangsamoro Peace Process, Human Rights Issues, and Violent Extremism on September 7-8 at Brokenshire Resort and Convention Center in Davao City.
The activity was participated by member-organizations of MPW and other Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Activity organizer disclosed that the the main objectives of the workshop is to draw reflective analysis on the various conflict milieus and contextual factors that underpin the peace process and change agenda.
Mahdie Amella, Director of the Mindanao Action for Peace and Development Initiatives, said that the objectives of the the program are to identify the crucial role of civil society actors in engaging the peace process and addressing the security challenges brought about by the human rights situation and the threat of violent extremism; and lastly to develop a common action agenda and civilian advocacy roadmap as basis of concrete collaborative actions on peace and human security of participating networks.
Mahdie is among the participants from Central Mindanao.
The activity was actively attended by the peace networks here in Mindanao, Visayas and Manila.
The workshop was completed successfully with sharing and discussions among participants. All group works were noted down to reflect in the strategy document.