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Sharing with you my short talk during the Mindanao Development Forum yesterday. I added the last portion on the state of Mindanao CSOs which I
The “charm” of Charmaine, starts with her explanation as to how she got her nickname “XX” (eks-eks). It is now known to everybody she met and will meet in the future. It is also known to everyone that along with the unassuming charm of XX that draws poeple in, comes an unmistakably very serious peace work that holds them together.
Women should be more involved in peace work on the aspect of participation in decision making processes, particularly in integrating women concerns and protection in the peace and development plans.
Why? Because the essence of gender sensitivity is not about who has power or authority. It refers to acknowledging the presence of the other, and understanding and respecting their choices and situations.
Our thoughts about some issues and concerns
We pray that by waging this one big fight against COVID-19 together we will emerge victorious and see that peace is another battle we can only win as one.
May this be a learning experience for all of us. For the civil society, the private sector and the citizens in general to remain vigilant in protecting our rights. For the law enforcers to be mindful and true to their duty of not just enforcing laws but more importantly, of respecting the rights of every citizen.
The Bangsamoro has won a significant and major but incomplete victory. The victory will only be complete when change is felt by each and every Moro.