Through participatory research and training, this project fosters intergenerational dialogue between youth and former combatants on peacebuilding and justice in Mindanao, Philippines.
Timeframe: 2020 - 2021
This project continues our efforts to document the rarely heard voices of female ex-combatants and simultaneously aims to strengthen the peacebuilding capacities of youth in Mindanao through intergenerational exchange and mutual learning. Young Filipinos will engage in dialogues with female ex-combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as well as the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) about their perspectives on the national peace process, violent extremism and options for non-violent social and political engagement. The dialogues will be prepared by training and research led by the participants themselves with the aim to capture their experience through storytelling and a video series.
Based on Berghof’s previous engagement in documenting lessons learnt and personal stories in its project From Female Combatants to Post-War Democratic Leaders, this project will be realised in close collaboration with its trusted partner organisation The Moro Women Development and Cultural Centre (MWDECC) and supported by its trusted partner in the previous project, Kadtabanga Foundation (Mindanao, Philippines).
Watch the short films about the experiences of these former combatants from both the MILF and MNLF perspectives:
Read the booklet that captures the experiences of women from the MILF:
Updates from this work:
- Asking my sisters: Film and booklet released 11 May 2022
Publications from this project:
- I Heard A Story.... Manual for organising intergenerational dialogues about fighting for justice and peace in Mindanao
- Asking my Sisters. Intergenerational Voices of Women from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Mindanao
Carolien van Hoof, Stina Lundström, Véronique Dudouet, Beatrix Austin, Mohanie U. Kasan, Mariffa M. Samayatin, Monawara Kumayog, Amira U. Ebrahim, Ledrolen R. Manriquez, Jehan A. Usop, Baina T. Samayatin. 2021
- Pagtatanong sa aking mga kapatid. Boses ng mga kababaihan ng Moro Islamic Liberation Front sa Mindanao mula sa iba't ibang henerasyon
Carolien van Hoof, Stina Lundström, Véronique Dudouet, Beatrix Austin, Mohanie U. Kasan, Mariffa M. Samayatin, Amira U. Ebrahim, Ledrolen R. Manriquez, Jehan A. Usop, Baina T. Samayatin. 2021
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