The Indigenous Peoples’ struggle is a protracted one. And an exceptionally significant milestone in our struggle to be recognized and protected is the enactment of the Indigenous Peoples Right Act (IPRA) or RA 8371. It is a landmark legislation that promotes and defend our “four bundles of rights” to our ancestral domains and lands, self-governance, […]
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Among Hunghong alang sa Kalinaw”: An Open Letter to the Filipino People from the Stewards of the Lands, Mountains, Forests, and Rivers in Mindanao
The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) together with its allied networks and partners in the Mindanao Peaceweavers (MPW) and All-Out Peace (AOP) condemn in the strongest possible way the bombings at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the town of Jolo, Sulu this morning. We offer our deepest condolences to the families […]
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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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.