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Mindanao Peoples’ Peace Agenda endorsed by global peace and democracy networks

The agenda was recently endorsed by the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict in South East Asia (GPPAC) – a coalition of global civil society-led network established in 2003 in response to the call made by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for an international conference of civil society organisations working in the field of conflict prevention.

In its regional steering group meeting in Thailand last week, GPPAC also appealed to the Philippine government, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) to consider the concerns of the peoples of Mindanao as embodied in the MPPA.

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The ISC Endorses the Mindanao Peoples’ Peace Agenda

The International Steering Committee (ISC) of the Community of Democracies strongly endorses the Mindanao Peoples’ Peace Agenda (MPPA), which is a product of more than a year of consultations among the conflict actors in Mindanao in response to the ongoing peace process there.

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Women from Southeast Asia come to Dili to promote women and peace building agenda

(1 July – Dili) – “The Indonesian military raped women to subdue Timorese men, to reduce the commitment of combatants to the struggle for independence,” Ms Lita Sarmento shared at the international meeting held on 30 June to 1 July 2010 in UNMIT Obrigado Barracks in Dili. She said this after Ms Shadia Marhaban reported on the impact on women in Aceh of the 30-year conflict between the Indonesian Government and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM). “In one village (in Aceh), 40 women were raped. It was a strategy of the Indonesian military to cripple the Movement,” Ms Marhaban elaborated.

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