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2022 policy research

This study advocates for the incorporation of gender and development principles into the institutional framework of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The proposed GADtimpala Award aims to recognize and reward institutions that actively contribute to gender mainstreaming through their programs, projects, linkages, and advocacies.

Focusing on proactive measures, this policy paper recommends the establishment of community paralegals to prevent Gender-Based Violence (GBV). These paralegals would serve as crucial resources in local communities, offering support, education, and intervention to combat and prevent instances of GBV.

This research underscores the importance of gender responsive protocols in addressing Child, Early, and Forced Marriage (CEFM), Gender-Based Violence (GBV), and Violence Against Women (VAW) cases in BARMM. The aim is to develop guidelines that are sensitive to gender issues, ensuring a more effective and tailored response to these critical concerns.

Filling a crucial data gap, this policy research highlights the necessity of gender disaggregated data in understanding disparities in employment, education, and governance. By emphasizing the collection and analysis of such data, the study seeks to inform targeted policies and interventions to address various challenges in these key areas.

Focused on disaster preparedness and response, this study advocates for integrating gender sensitivity into humanitarian efforts during both natural and humanmade disasters in BARMM. The goal is to ensure that relief efforts take into account the unique needs and vulnerabilities of all genders in the affected communities.

This policy research calls for the establishment of a comprehensive Gender and Development Code tailored to the unique context of the Bangsamoro region. The code would serve as a legal framework to institutionalize gender-responsive policies, ensuring long-term commitment and enforcement of measures towards gender and development.

Addressing the intersection of peace, security, and disaster response, this policy emphasizes the need for gender-responsive and gender-sensitive evacuation centers. The study aims to ensure that evacuation facilities consider the specific needs and vulnerabilities of women, promoting a more inclusive and effective emergency response.

2023 policy research

This research uncovers the complex challenges posed by climate change, conflict, and gender disparities in BARMM, offering recommendations and policy options
to mitigate these challenges, enhance resilience, and promote gender equality in the region.

This policy paper focused on rectifying gender disparities within the criminal justice system of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. This document outlines strategies and recommendations to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all genders, fostering a more just and inclusive society in the region.

This paper will enhance the responsiveness of VAWC Policy recommendations including lobbying for the plantilla position of VAWC Desk personnel in the barangays for sustainability and to institutionalize a Gender and Development (GAD) Hub satellite offices in the BARMM for a responsive VAW desk. This research is expected to provide valuable insights for policymakers and the Bangsamoro people at large.

This policy paper explores the applicability of Republic Act 11596, within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). It assesses the
implementation of this law within the unique sociocultural and legal context of BARMM and identifies challenges, opportunities, and potential adaptations needed to effectively combat child forced marriage and protect the rights of children in the region.

This policy paper examines the state of women’s economic empowerment in the BARMM region, examining its long-term viability and effectiveness. Our conclusions are based on a variety of approaches, including in-depth research, and data collection. All activities highlight the conviction that empowered Moro women are critical to setting the groundwork for a thriving and forward-thinking community.

This research aims to assess the current state of GAD fund utilization, identify barriers hindering effectiveness, and propose actionable recommendations. It also reveals a disparity in GAD fund utilization across BARMM’s agencies and local government units, highlighting the need for capacity building and streamlined administrative procedures. It also emphasizes the importance of establishing a robust GAD Evaluation and Monitoring System. Addressing these issues can empower women, promote their participation in decision-making, and align BARMM with international commitments to gender equality, ultimately breaking barriers and fostering a more equitable region for all.

This policy paper focuses on the vital integration of gender-inclusive mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) within the workforce of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). It presents strategies and guidelines for enhancing the capacity of BARMM’s workforce to address mental health concerns with gender sensitivity, ensuring a more inclusive and supportive work environment.

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