Kadtabanga Foundation for Peace and Development Advocates
The Mindanao conflict that lasted over two decades had a profound impact on the lives of the people from the region, especially women, who were additionally subjected to sexual violence. In 2010, the Philippines became the first country in Asia to launch a National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), providing a much-needed entry point for women impacted by the conflict to address their grievances and challenges. From 2017-2022 the NAP aims to implement UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820 and further expand women’s roles in the peacemaking process.
The Kadtabanga Foundation for Peace and Development Advocates is based in Mindanao, Philippines and is led 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 is seeking 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 local women, creating awareness among women regarding the NAP and collaborating with women to advocate for their rights and responsibilities.