The significance of this study cannot be overstated, as it aims to address the critical need to empower the madrasah system in light of the prevailing security challenges posed by violent extremism, both locally and globally. The research seeks to uncover the vulnerabilities and resilience of the madrasah system, shed light on the contextual factors influencing it in the Philippines, and examine the challenges and opportunities presented by public policy accommodation and regional autonomy for the development and relevance of madrasah.
Read more: IAG gears up for study empowering madaris in BARMM against violent extremism
The objective of the validation process was to present the documented political structure of the Mënubú Dulangan to the community members, elders, and tribal leaders for acceptance and approval. The IPS, also known as the Mënubú Dulangan Muno Kewit Katab, is founded upon the traditional governance systems, customs, and practices that have been passed down through generations. It encompasses various aspects such as cosmology, spirituality, customary laws, conflict resolution methods, and decision-making processes. The document itself was finalized in September 2021 and has been translated into the local vernacular.
Read more: IAG extends support to validation of Mënubú Dulangan Indigenous Political Structure
IAG looks forward to seeing the positive impact these political parties will make in shaping the political landscape of the Bangsamoro region.
Read more: 10 Political Parties Complete IAG Training Series in Bangsamoro
45 Bangsamoro women leaders from across the BARMM came together last May 5-6, 2023, in Opol, Misamis Oriental for a two-day writeshop on "Making HerStories Count: Bangsamoro Women on Peace, Human Rights, and Governance." The event was held in partnership with the Philippine Muslim Women Council and was made possible through the support of the Australian Embassy.
Read more: Bangsamoro Women Leaders Come Together for Writeshop on Peace, Human Rights, and Governance
IAG's research on the local implementation of the National Action Plan on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (NAP P/CVE) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has entered its fieldwork stage.