This year’s International Women’s Day has a special meaning not only for the women across Southeast Asia, but most especially for the women of Burma who have long suffered from massive political exclusion and discrimination. They continue to be deprived of their participation in democracy building processes such as in peace and treaty negotiations, constitution building and so-called reform processes, and participation in important international/regional fora such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Filipino solidarity activists call for inclusion of genuine peace and democratization in Burma in PH-MYA bilateral talks
One hundred (100) solidarity activists belonging to the Free Burma Coalition - Philippines (FBCP) today ...
Mobilizing people to people solidarity in situations of armed conflict and natural calamities Kalinaw kanimo! ...
FBC-Philippines holds Solidarity Rally as part of the 25th Commemoration Anniversary of the ’8-8-88′ Peoples Uprising in Yangon
In observance of the 25th anniversary of Burma/Myanmar’s 8-8-88 reform movement, the Free Burma Coalition ...
A Call for Women’s Solidarity on the 103rd International Women’s Day: Making Women’s Rights & Meaningful Participation in Burma (Myanmar) and in ASEAN a Reality
“The reason I was appointed Cardinal in Cotabato is because of the location. The archdiocese is a microcosm, it represents the problems of the entire Mindanao area, its poverty, conflict, and under development. You will find that 47 percent are Muslims and 48 percent are Catholic.” “I expect it to be like being crowned with […]
The Mindanao PeaceWeavers (MPW) offers these words of kindness to all peacemakers of the Bangsamoro. Indeed, blessings will come for those who have offered their lives, limbs and all.
As the accord we all have been working for has been reached, we hope that the guns will remain silent and the ploughshares, goodwill, and nation building replace them. Kudos to the peace panels, their principals, civil society and their constituents and more so the Filipino and Bangsamoro peoples for staying the hard, difficult road in accompanying and seeing through this process to reach this cherished dream.
We, the Asia Pacific Solidarity Coalition (APSOC), together with movements and organizations in the region, call on the Association of the South East Asian (ASEAN) to end its silence on the humanitarian crisis happening within its own backyard and to add its voice to the mounting calls for the Cambodian government’s immediate stop to its brutal repression against its people.
The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) is a Philippines-based advocacy institution promoting human security, democratization and people-to-people solidarity.
IID conducts policy advocacy and campaign programs on Burma, Mindanao, Southern Thailand, West Papua, and East Timor.