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WAGI holds workshop consultation on preventing violent extremism for Mindanao women leaders

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As part of the Gender, Peace and Security Project of Miriam College-Women and Gender Institute (WAGI) supported by the US Department of State, a workshop consultation on preventing violent extremism (PVE) was held last September 20, 2017 at Microtel Hotel Acropolis, Quezon City.

JDesigned to be a peace education and interfaith dialogue, the workshop is part of WAGI’s initiative to strengthen political, governance and economic capacities of women in conflict affected areas of Mindanao. It was attended by 29 women community leaders from Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Basilan, Maguindanao, Iligan, Marawi, Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte.

Participants were able to craft their PVE strategies for community, education, religious, youth and women, and political interventions among others. They brought these agenda to the Conference on Peace and the Prevention of Violent Extremism in Southeast Asia which was held last September 22-23, 2017 at PICC, Manila. The Conference aimed to encourage the development of appropriate policies and standards, and adoption of good policies for action plans at national and regional levels as well as engage local communities as critical partners in rehabilitation and reintegration initiatives, and in monitoring and peacebuilding efforts.

Attended by more than 200 participants region-wide, the conference was envisioned to solicit perspectives on challenges posed by the evolving faith-based radicalization, and the extent of influence of violent extremist groups in the Philippines and in the ASEAN region. Former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos delivered the keynote address during the conference.

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