General Objective​

The Women, Peace, and Security Media Awards aims to generate and sustain interest amongst journalists in gender-sensitive reporting on the two major peace processes in the Philippines.

Specific Objectives​

1) To strengthen the role of the media in improving the public’s awareness on the importance of women’s participation in developing local ownership of peacebuilding processes.

2)To highlight the importance of inclusive and sustainable peace processes in addressing the root causes of the conflict between the Government of the Philippines and the CPP-NPA-NDF

3) To strengthen the role of the media in generating greater awareness of the importance of women’s participation in developing local ownership of peacebuilding processes; implementing Bangsamoro Organic Law; and supporting a smooth transition to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.

3) To shift the dominant perception of women as victims to agents of change by highlighting the four pillars of Women, Peace, and Security (women’s meaningful participation; protection of women’s rights; conflict prevention; and gender-sensitive relief and recovery).

4) To generate and sustain interest amongst journalists in gender-sensitive reporting on the different peace processes in the Philippines.

5) To recognize the important role and critical contributions of grassroots women and youth peacebuilders on the frontlines of the pandemic in improving the gender-sensitivity and accessibility COVID-19 emergency response. 

Guidelines on Nominated Materials

A. Reports must be published between March 8, 2018 and October 31, 2020 in a Philippine-based media company, entity, organization, branch of office or area of designation/assignment.

B. Categories:
i. Print
ii. Television

III. Radio

iv. Online News
v. Photojournalism

 

Who can nominate?

a) Journalists/reporters can nominate their own work

b) Individuals, civil society organizations, peace advocates, educational institutions or interested organizations can also nominate entries.

c) All nominations will be shortlisted by the Awards Selection Committee

d) Publications/stations/on-line outfits

Which stories to nominate?

a) Innovative and solution-driven;
b) Contributes to, or promotes, effective implementation of the Women Peace and Security Agenda and inclusive peace processes between the Government and the CPP-NPA-NDF and the MILF in the Philippines;
c) Presents a transformative narrative—showing women as agents and not only passive victims;
d) Meets the standards of ethical journalism;
e) Uses an original and engaging angle, making key messages advocating for women’s participation in peace processes accessible to a wider population;

Criteria for Judging

a) Depth of Reporting (60%)

-Considers the history, problems encountered and the process of arriving at solutions or compromise in a particular peace process;

-Utilizes available materials and makes use of a wide array of sources from many sides;

-Highlights impact of conflict and the stories of survivors and key actors;

-Innovative and solution-driven;

-Presents a transformative narrative—showing women as agents and not only as passive victims;

b) Creative Peace Message (40%)

  • Engaging and moving storytelling
  • Creatively but clearly explains how a particular aspect of the conflict has been overcome or how stakeholders are trying to overcome it.
  • Uses an original and engaging angle, making key messages advocating for women’s participation in peace processes accessible to a wider population;

Awards

1) There will be one (1) finalist per Category and each will receive a plaque of recognition and P25,000

2) A “Best Report” will be selected from among the shortlisted entries. The awardee will receive a plaque of appreciation and will travel to Colombia for a MEDIA-EXCHANGE to learn, experience and report about the country’s peace processes. The Awardee will also receive P100,000 travel allowance.

3) Special Award for Women and/or Youth Reports

4) Special Award Reporting Peace in the Pandemic*

5) All nominees will receive certificates of recognition.

 

*PEACE IN THE PANDEMIC

The outbreak of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has posed serious challenges to sustainable development, health care systems, access to justice, and disaster response, particularly impacting women, girls, children, and indigenous persons.  The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is further exacerbated by armed conflict, ongoing violence, and humanitarian emergencies. Progress made on peace agreement implementation, peace processes, and post conflict recovery could be jeopardized, triggering a return to violence. Peace and security in the Philippines is fragile. The implementation of the peace agreement between the Philippine Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has significantly slowed down because of the COVID-19 crisis. Key steps in institution-building of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) such as the development of the administrative and electoral codes have been put on hold. Despite the declaration of unilateral ceasefires by the Philippine government and the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF), violence between the warring parties has increased, risking security for women and girls and deliberately disrupting the delivery of emergency relief goods. Women and youth peacebuilders are on the frontlines of the pandemic response, with very limited support, protective equipment, and funding. They are key actors in preventing the spread of the pandemic and mitigating its negative effects on women and girls in conflict-affected communities in the Philippines. Despite their contributions, women and youth peacebuilders remain marginalized in the crisis and excluded in the decision- making process regarding the response.

 

The “Peace in the Pandemic” Award will highlight news stories which recognize the gendered impacts of the pandemic on communities affected by the transition to the BARMM or the ongoing peace process between the CPP-NPA-NDF and the government; and the significant contributions of women and youth activists/peacebuilders in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline of Submissions

August 30, 2020

Awarding Ceremony/ Announcement of Awardees

September 21, 2020.

Where to send nominations?

Fill-up Google Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2wgnXTGahcovAHIXh-qallUZto3k5Eio4JrC6zWI2eO3kKw/viewform?usp=sf_link


OR

 

1. Download the NOMINATION FORM below

2. Email accomplished forms to: storiesforpeace@balaymindanaw.org

NOMINATION FORM

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