Mindanao Youth for Peace by Shera Pahm


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The Mindanao Youth for Peace Movement
By: Ms. Scheherazaide Pahm, Youth Program Coordinator, Mindanao Commission on Women

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Mindanao Youth for Peace by Shera Pahm

  1. 1. Mindanao Commission on Women 121 University Avenue, Juna Subdivision Matina, Davao City, PHILIPPINES
  2. 2. 2005 2003 Buliok War in North Cotabato 1 st Mindanao Young Women Leaders Congress Mothers for Peace campaign YOUNG WOMEN? “ Another Mindanao is Possible!” M4P: a national movement for peace in Mindanao
  3. 3. 2008 2007 MYWLF facilitated the organization of Youth Peace Circles in Regions IX, XII, and ARMM Widening of YPCs in Regions X, XI, and Caraga
  4. 4. 
  5. 5. STRUCTURE <ul><li>Youth for Peace is an </li></ul><ul><li>organization of Peace Circles </li></ul><ul><li>7-15 youth members </li></ul><ul><li>18-35 years </li></ul><ul><li>formed by integrating or organizing </li></ul>
  6. 6. PEACE CIRCLE <ul><li>a place for sharing talents, blessings and works so that our schools and communities may be places of healing and peace </li></ul>
  7. 7. PEACE CIRCLE <ul><li>brings people together to express hope through music, art, and prayer creating new and exciting pathways for positive change </li></ul>
  8. 8. CREDO <ul><li>I am a peaceful soul. </li></ul><ul><li>Peace is my innate quality as it is of all human beings. </li></ul><ul><li>I affirm the uniqueness and goodness of every individual and group and regard diversity as a resource for enriching humanity. </li></ul><ul><li>The world is a place of abundance. </li></ul><ul><li>There is enough for everybody, so life must be a celebration of giving. </li></ul>
  9. 9. CREDO <ul><li>Believing that as we sow, so we shall reap, </li></ul><ul><li>I sow only the best seeds to add quality to human life as God’s faithful servant. </li></ul><ul><li>Peacemaking starts with me. </li></ul><ul><li>I radiate this peace out to my family, school, community, country, and the rest of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>I reject all forms of violence. </li></ul><ul><li>I am a youth for peace. </li></ul>
  10. 10. PRINCIPLES <ul><li>Respect for all creation </li></ul><ul><li>Interconnectedness </li></ul><ul><li>Multiculturalism </li></ul><ul><li>Solidarity </li></ul><ul><li>Abundance consciousness </li></ul><ul><li>Win-win consciousness </li></ul><ul><li>Humility </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Silence </li></ul>
  11. 11. REFLECTIONS <ul><li>Day 1: I respect myself, affirm others and avoid uncaring criticism, hateful words, physical attacks and blame. </li></ul><ul><li>Day 2: I share my feelings honestly, while looking for safe ways to express my hurt and anger. And I listen to what others have to say. </li></ul><ul><li>Day 3: I apologize and make amends when I have hurt another. I forgive others and keep from holding grudges. </li></ul>
  12. 12. REFLECTIONS <ul><li>Day 4: I treat the environment and all living things, with respect and care, and promote environmental concern. </li></ul><ul><li>Day 5: I play creatively, encouraging games that support good values and discouraging activities that promote violence. </li></ul><ul><li>Day 6: I am courage ous. I prevent, resolve, and contain violence whenever I encounter it. </li></ul>
  13. 13. SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Celebrating women’s creativity on International Women’s Day (March 8) </li></ul><ul><li>Fast for Peace during Holy Week (March or April) </li></ul><ul><li>International Youth Day (August 12) </li></ul><ul><li>Wearing Blue for Peace on International Day of Peace (September 21) </li></ul><ul><li>Million Thoughts and Acts (TAPs) for Peace during Mindanao Week of Peace (November or December) </li></ul><ul><li>Green House Campaign </li></ul>
  14. 14. SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Other Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Peer support </li></ul><ul><li>Peer mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching </li></ul>
  15. 15. Region IX and ARMM Island YPCs orientation Third Side Support to ACG Leadership enhancement training Feeding program Sports Region X Youth camp Clean up drive Relief operations Fun run Teaching sports to children Tarp on trafficking Region XI YPCs orientation Third Side training Anti-corruption campaign GAD orientation Region XII YPCs orientation Tree planting Caraga YPCs orientation Drug symposium Anti-corruption campaign GAD orientation
  16. 17. <ul><li>core values. </li></ul><ul><li>positive change. </li></ul>