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Towards a Civilian Security Agenda

“Civilian participation in the peace process” has been a core mantra of the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) for more than fifteen (15) years already. And there have been inroads as regards the meaningful participation of communities and civil society in its engagement with the key actors and the peace process through its peacebuilding and peoples’ solidarity discourse.

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Multi-sectoral International Day of Peace Observance in Davao City, September 21

Davao City launches multi-sectoral action on September 21, International Day of Peace. Part of the event was the “Barug Dabaw, Barug Kalinaw” silent march and tribute for peace and honoring all victims of violence, past to present.

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Video: Gus on GPPAC helping build a global network of locals

Gus Miclat, of Initiatives for International Dialogue and GPPAC Southeast Asia, talks about the value of a global network of locals such as the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC).

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Dabawenyos join International Peace day celebration

In part an expression of solidarity with the victims of the Roxas bombing, Gus Miclat of the Initiatives for Internationl Dialogue helped local groups organize the “Barug Dabaw: Barug Kalinaw” International Day of Peace observance in Davao City last September 21. Davao City’s history of dealing with violent acts and attacks from the past (Martial Law) to the present (Roxas bombing), served as the backdrop in showing the world Davao’s resiliency and continuing desire for peace. A combination silent-march, solidarity dinner with the vendor community of Roxas and the “Huni sa Kalinaw” peace concert capped the one-day event.

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Video: Gus at “PIA Kapihan” about Davao’s September 21 Peace Day events

Gus Miclat, of Initiatives for International Dialogue, which also serves as secretariat for the All-Out Peace platform, explains the objectives and value for the “Barug Dabaw, Barug Mindanaw” day of peace observance slated for September 21.

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