New York – Leaders of peace networks from all over the world have joined the burgeoning campaign for peace in the Philippines. This, amidst vociferous calls for an “all-out war” in Mindanao following the debacle in Basilan where 19 soldiers were killed two weeks ago in what independent observers see as a “mis-encounter”. In a […]
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New York – Hundreds of “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in New York, their supporters, passers-by and tourists signed the One Million Voices for Peace in the Philippines petition calling for a peaceful negotiated settlement to the armed conflicts in the country. The petition signers ranged from organizers of other “occupy” movements in the US, Filipino-Americans, […]
The World Forum for Democratization in Asia (WFDA) is encouraged by the speech delivered by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on 15 September, which was the International Day of Democracy as well as the eve of Malaysia’s National Day. In particular, we strongly welcome the announcement that the notorious Internal Security Act (ISA), which has […]
On this Day of International of Peace, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) through its peace panel pays tribute to those working to build a better future as well as those making their voices heard to strengthen peace and justice amongst fellowmen. Indeed, they are among the best of mankind! On this day too, we […]
(Opening statement of Mohagher Iqbal, chairman of the MILF peace panel, during the citizens forum at the University of Bohol on September 9, 2011.) Peace is the concern of all! I will start this short opening statement by sharing with you of the little things I know of your beautiful island province. This is not […]
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.