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.
A. Reports must be published between March 8, 2018 and November 30, 2020 (online), February 28 (all other categories) in a Philippine-based media company, entity, organization, branch of office or area of designation/assignment.
iv. Online News
NOTE: The categories are further expanded to
include materials not made/published by the professional media, unpublished
materials from instituations/organizations and those in social media with a
wide reach. There will be special awards for such purposes.
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;
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%)
1) There will be one (1) winner per Category and each will receive a plaque of recognition and P25,000
2) A “Grand Prize” 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.
November 30, 2020 for the Online Category
February 22, 2021 for Other Categories and Grand Prize
December 10, 2020 – Online Category
March 8, 2021 – Other Categories and Grand Prize
Dec. 10, 2020 – Awarding for the Online Category
Feb. 22, 2021 – Deadline for ALL CATEGORIES
Mar. 8, 2021 – Awarding for ALL CATEGORIES and
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