Kadtabanga Foundation for Peace and Development Advocates
The Mindanao conflict that lasted over two decades had a profound effect on the lives of the people from Mindanao, especially women, who were additionally subjected to sexual violence.
The Philippines is the first country in Asia in 2010 to launch a National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, providing a much-needed entry point for women impacted by the conflict to address their grievances and challenges. The second plan (2017-2022) aims to implement UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820.
The Kadtabanga Foundation for Peace and Development Advocates is based in Mindanao, Philippines and is lead by former N-Peace winner Hadja Giobay Diocolano who won an Untold Stories Award in 2017. The foundation is made up of former members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), who are now no longer combatants but advocates of peace and development. All members of the CSO have conducted trainings on community organization and community development, and the culture of peace and conflict transformation. After completing these trainings, all members serve as volunteers.
The Kadtabanga Foundation for Peace sought support to implement the National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security in the Mindanao region. They will use funding to conduct discussions on the post-conflict needs and challenges faced by women, creating awareness among women on the NAP and building their knowledge of their rights and responsibilities.
They are awarded for their commitment to ensure the National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 is inclusive of the experiences of female ex-combatants.