29 February to 02 March 2024 |19-21 Shaʻban 1445 A.H.

Sulu – In its second province of launching and rolling out the Bangsamoro Regional Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2023-2028 Program, the commission was in Sumadjah Hall, Sulu Area Coordinating Center in the province of Sulu. This launch is especially different from the other provinces, as there was a pre-rollout activity done in collaboration with various stakeholders and key players in the province of Sulu through a courtesy visit to the office of the Provincial Governor and Sulu Provincial Women Center, ensuring the active participation and support of the Sulu provincial government and women’s organizations.

Prior to the launch, the team paid a courtesy visit to the office of the Mayor of Jolo, meeting Acting Mayor VM Ezeddin Tan to discuss the importance of the program in promoting women’s rights and peace in the province which has gained the support of Jolo Acting Mayor Tan in the rolling out of the content of BRAPWPS in the province of Sulu.

The same enthusiasm and commitment were seen in the participation and speeches of the local government officials, representatives from the security sector, MAOs, civil society organizations, academe, Ulama, MLGUs, WIMRAMP, and personalities from the media such as Radyo Pilipinas Jolo, DXSM and BIO., all expressing their support for the program and their dedication to promoting women’s rights, peace and security in the province. In attendance, who also conveyed their support were Representative of Hon. Governor Abdusakur M. Tan – Provincial Administrator – Mr. Erwin Q. Tan, Representative of SPWC President Hja. Nurunisah Abubakar-Tan – Ms. Mercyan Aspi, MGen. Ignatius N. Patrimonio – Commander of 11th Infantry (Alakdan) Division AFP represented by Col Emmanuel Mariano, MNSA, INF,PA Sulu Provincial Police Office Director PCol. Narciso C Paragas, Representative of Mufti Ustadz Jul Asri Abirin – Ustadz Gabir Kasim.

Representatives from different ministries, offices, and agencies (MOAs) also showed their support such as the MILG represented by Admin Officer Ms. Nashra G. Tulawie, MTIT Provincial Director Nagder Sasapan, Board Member Dra. Charina Isahac- Izquierdo, Vice Mayor of Panglima Estino, Morshid Estino, representatives of the 19 municipalities, participated and supported the roll out of the BRAPWPS 2023-2028 on the second day. This was followed by the Convergence Initiative activity on the third day, where women participants from MILF’s BIWAB-SWC, MNLF women’s Committee, mothers and wives of VE surrenderees, WIMPRAM members enjoined the program together with other women organizations from the province.
Impact Statement:

Enhanced leadership of women and girls in the Bangsamoro, governance, and the peace process, the full realization of their human rights in conflict situations and post-conflict transformation towards inclusive and sustainable peace and development in the region.

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