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Let’s Vote for Peace in the Bangsamoro

Statement on the eve of the January 21 Plebiscite As people in select areas of Mindanao are set to vote on the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), stands in solidarity with the peoples in the Bangsamoro, reiterates its full support for peacebuilding and their continuing struggle for […]

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An Appeal to all Citizens: Offer the Hand in Peace

(Mindanao PeaceWeavers Statement on the New Year’s Eve Bombing in Cotabato City) Like all other political settlements, the signing of peace deals marks the start of a longer and more arduous path in sustaining its gains, legislating the agreements, and broadening the consensus.  Four years since the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro […]

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Gus Miclat: “All-Out Peace”

At Hague Talks in Colombo, local and international voices reflect together on the importance of civil society participation in preventing conflict and building peace. Speakers from Sri Lanka, Colombia and The Philippines share how their personal experiences inspired them to become peacebuilders and reflect on the need of involving civil society to sustain peace.

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Beyond the Malaysian Political Tsunami

The stunning victory of the opposition in Malaysia’s recent parliamentary elections led by former strongman Dr. Mahatir Mohamad has left people ecstatic, bewildered or anxious. While it was generally welcomed by the Malaysian population which gave Mahatir’s Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition more than a simple majority in parliament, there are those who are […]

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Myanmar Must Prioritize Protection of Civilians in Rakhine State, Address the Roots of the Conflict

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, people’s organisations and individuals, affirm our belief in peoples’ right to self-identification, and the primacy of dialogue and a politically-negotiated settlement in transforming conflicts. We express our deep anguish and concern with the latest escalation of violence in Rakhine State, Burma/Myanmar, and the attacks against unarmed civilians. We condemn […]

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