The Philippines has a population estimated at 92 million (UN, 2009) with an area of 300,000 sq km (115,831 sq miles). The capital is Manila. The main languages are Tagalog and English (both official).
On the southern island of Mindanao, the decades-long conflict has claimed more than 120,000 lives. Sporadic violence has continued despite a 2003 ceasefire and peace talks, which again resumed in December 2009.
- Philippines ratified The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on August 5, 1981
- Philippines does have a National Action Plan on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) See NAP page.
- Philippines does not have a UN peacekeeping mandate
Sources:BBC; Amnesty International; UNIFEM
November 28, 2012 (Philipine Information Agency)
PHILIPPINES: The Department of Interior and Local Government to Conduct Activities Aimed at Ending Violence Against Women
The Department of Interior and Local Government enjoined all local governments to conduct activities towards ending violence against women. This is in line with the observance of the 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women which started November 25 to December 12.
November 15, 2012 (Bangkok Post )
PHILIPPINES: Medecins Sans Frontieres presses PNG on rampant sexual violence
The president of Medecins Sans Frontieres pressed Papua New Guinea's new government to address its epidemic levels of sexual and domestic violence Thursday, calling it a "humanitarian crisis".
November 7, 2012 (Philipine Information Agency )
PHILIPPINES: Sectors in Caraga discuss Philippine National Action Plan
Representatives from faith-based organizations, business sector, academic institutions, media, civil society organizations, and government agencies convened on Tuesday for the orientation workshop on the implementation of the Philippine National Action Plan (PNAP): United Nation Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 and 1820.
October 11, 2012 (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
OPINION: Women an Essential Part of Peace-Building
“There will be no significant rehabilitation or reconstruction of war-torn societies without women,” the Mindanao Commission on Women (MCW) and the Mothers for Peace Movement said in a statement hailing the recent signing of the “Framework Agreement.” The agreement between the government and the MILF paves the way for the creation of the “Bangsamoro” that will take the place of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), and for the reign of peace in Mindanao.
October 10, 2012 (Women Engaged in Action On 1325)
PHILIPPINES: Women and Peace Advocates Laud and Celebrate Historic Framework Agreement
WE Act 1325 wishes to be counted among the many civil society organizations and other stakeholders who celebrate the breakthrough in the peace negotiations between the GPH and MILF.
TRAINING & WORKSHOPS: Philippines Staff Profile: Baicon Macaraya - Empowering Women to Break the Cycle of Hunger and Poverty ,
Training & Workshops,
8 March 2013
BLOG: Peace Center Opens in Sulu to Localize Nat'l Action Plan for Women, Children,
Online Dialogues & Blogs,
January 28, 2013
N-Peace Indonesia's Second National Dialogue on NAP P4K Ignites CSO Activity ,
Conferences & Meetings,
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),
May 2, 2012
PHILIPPINES: Urgent Alert: Support Women to Defend Rights to the Land & to be Free of Militarization,
Appeals & Demonstrations,
24 June, 2011
OPINION: Women and Peace,
Online Dialogues & Blogs,
February 10, 2011