IAG takes immense pride in sharing the resounding success of the recently concluded "Conference on Social Accountability and Transparency: Empowering Communities, Enhancing Governance, Social Accountability, and Transparency in the BARMM." Organized by the Coalition for Social Accountability and Transparency (CSAT) in partnership with IAG and with support from Australian Aid, this groundbreaking event brought together passionate individuals, advocates, experts, Members of the Parliament of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), and change agents from across the region.

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.

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.

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.

IAG looks forward to seeing the positive impact these political parties will make in shaping the political landscape of the Bangsamoro region.

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