Mindanao Commission on Women by Margie Floirendo

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Mindanao Commission on Women
By: Ms. Margie Moran Floirendo, Chair, Mindanao Commission on Women

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Mindanao Commission on Women by Margie Floirendo

  1. 1. Mindanao Commission on Women We assert our right to envision a Mindanao with reduced levels of poverty and violence, where women and men participate fully in and benefit from peace and development
  2. 2. MINDANAO COMMISSION ON WOMEN is an NGO established to provide leadership to address political, economic, and socio-cultural concerns for the achievement of peace and development in Mindanao OUR MISSION is to INFLUENCE PUBLIC POLICY AND PUBLIC OPINION Mindanao Commission on Women
  3. 3. CORE VALUES <ul><li>Passion for service </li></ul><ul><li>Respect for all creation </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity in our actions </li></ul><ul><li>Peace and harmony with self, others, and nature </li></ul>Mindanao Commission on Women CORE PURPOSE For women to be taken seriously!
  4. 4. BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS GOAL (BHAG) <ul><li>The leading organization that will enable women to move and shake society </li></ul>Mindanao Commission on Women Drawn during the “Planning Audaciously” Meeting of MCW Partners in Davao City / June 2006
  5. 5. Mindanao Commission on Women Mindanao Commission on Women
  6. 6. The MCW Board is composed of 11 women leaders. 8 represent the Area Core Groups Mindanao. 3 are Commissioners-at-large. 3 Program Advisory Councils, composed of women leaders and renowned experts and specialists in peace and multiculturalism poverty reduction politics and governance All over Mindanao –21 AREA CORE GROUPS Regional Thematic Networks for each program area Mothers for Peace Movement PEACE CIRCLES Mindanao Commission on Women
  7. 7. Another Mindanao is possible! Not a women’s agenda But a MINDANAO agenda from a women’s perspective Program supported by the Philippines-Australia Community Assistance Program (PACAP) / Australian Assistance for International Development (AusAID) Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Mindanao Commission on Women
  8. 8. 3 Strategic Program Areas PEACE & MULTICULTURALISM POVERTY REDUCTION POLITICS & GOVERNANCE Mindanao Commission on Women
  9. 9. Our strategies <ul><li>campaigns and public advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>networking </li></ul><ul><li>research and documentation </li></ul><ul><li>website and electronic data-banking </li></ul><ul><li>integrated communications </li></ul><ul><li>gender mainstreaming </li></ul><ul><li>Mindanao Fund for Women </li></ul>Mindanao Commission on Women
  10. 10. Work for peace in the ways of peace PEACE & MULTICULTURALISM Mothers for Peace A National Campaign for Peace in Mindanao Movement Mindanao Commission on Women
  11. 11. PEACE & MULTICULTURALISM Mothers for Peace A National Campaign for Peace in Mindanao Movement Mindanao Commission on Women PEACE CIRCLES
  12. 12. Peace in Mindanao is a national concern PEACE & MULTICULTURALISM Mindanao Commission on Women Mothers for Peace Roadshow – Luzon and Visayas
  13. 13. From NATIONAL SECURITY To HUMAN SECURITY PEACE & MULTICULTURALISM Mindanao Commission on Women
  14. 14. Women’s substantive participation in the whole PEACE PROCESS Lobby for Sylvia Okinlay Paraguya, Vice-Chair for Peace & Multiculturalism, to be a member of the GRP Peace Panel Peacemaking (peace talks) Peace building Peace maintenance Mothers for Peace Movement PEACE & MULTICULTURALISM Conflict Prevention Mindanao Commission on Women
  15. 15. Moro and Indigenous Women SPEAK WITH THEIR OWN VOICE PEACE & MULTICULTURALISM Mindanao Commission on Women
  16. 16. PROMOTE MULTICULTURALISM Diversity as the basis for harmony and productivity and not the source of conflict PEACE & MULTICULTURALISM Mindanao Commission on Women Create a critical mass of individuals and groups committed to multiculturalism as policy and as practice
  17. 17. MULTICULTURALISM PEACE & MULTICULTURALISM Mindanao Commission on Women MULTICULTURALISM AND THE PEACE AGENDA Study Tour in Australia
  18. 18. “ If Women Negotiated the Peace Agreement…” project PEACE & MULTICULTURALISM Mindanao Commission on Women <ul><li>Community consultations </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue with MILF, MNLF </li></ul><ul><li>MINDANAO WOMEN’S PEACE SUMMIT – Feb. 16-17, 2006 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Convened Mindanao 1325 , a network promoting the UN Resolution 1325 and Philippine National Action Plan Key activities include: documentation and monitoring of UN 1325 and NAP implementation, advocacy and campaign, lobby for the passage of local legislation on women, peace and security
  20. 20. Hosted the UN Open Days on “Women, Peace and Security ” in Davao Lobbied for adoption of gender provisions in the GRP-MILF peace agreement Conducted gender training of peace monitors of the International Monitoring Team in Cotabato City
  21. 21. Produced video on “Women, Peace and Security” featuring stories of women caught in conflict who ensured their families survival , and the successful initiatives of women’s groups in the protection of women’s rights, promoting the participation of women in decision-making and their roles in the preventio n and resolution of conflict
  22. 22. POVERTY REDUCTION We focus on the triple concerns identified in the UNDP Human Development Report on Poverty Reduction – health, education, income. Mindanao Commission on Women
  23. 23. Invest in women and girls’ health and education and in women’s livelihood Major strategy for reducing poverty: INVEST IN WOMEN and GIRLS POVERTY REDUCTION Mindanao Commission on Women
  24. 24. Mindanao Commission on Women Strengthen the Youth Peace Circles and The Mindanao Young Women Leaders Forum
  25. 25. Website www.mindanaowomen.org Mindanao Commission on Women
  26. 26. Regional Thematic Networks Another Mindanao is Possible! Davao core group meeting Mindanao Commission on Women KEEP EXPANDING YOUR NETWORK
  27. 27. Mindanao Commission on Women Kababaihang Makapangyarihan !

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