Situation of Women in Internally Displaced Communities in North & South Upi & Significance of Magna Carta to the Indigenous Women Prepared by: FROILYN MENDOZA Teduray Lambangian Women’s Organization, Inc. (TLWOI)
In 1996, the MILF established camp in the area and declared it as one of their Satellite Camp during peace negotiations
In 2000, Estrada declared war against MILF and overran the camp, the Tedurays fled once more
Until now, Tedurays do not have permanent places to live in
Since 1970, more than 10,000 Teduray families from 4 Barangays in Firis Complex have fled due to armed confrontation between the ILAGA and the Moro
Due to armed conflicts, Tédurays find it hard to establish permanent houses and more secure communities.
Environment degradation On top of the displacements brought about by armed conflicts; the Teduray Lambangian and Dulangan Manobo women also experience displacement from massive logging and floodings, agro-industrial plantations, and mining activities.
UN CEDAW Concluding Comments to the Philippines, 2006 August
Pay special attention to the needs of rural women, indigenous women and Muslim women living in ARMM, ensuring that they have access to health care, social security, education, clean water and sanitation services, fertile land, income generations opportunities and participation in decision making processes.
Advocacy networking and International Solidarity
Teduray Lambangian Women’s Organization Inc. Vision: Teduray & Lambangian Women are endowed with qualities that are nourished by their historical contemporary experiences and this inner strength can enable them to participate in community development towards freedom social justice and equal opportunity. We envision the Teduray and Lambangian Women in enhancing their capacities according to their own realization .