United Youth of the Philippines-Women, Inc. is a non-stock and non-profit women-youth organization duly registered to SEC in 2004. After its creation in 1990, UnYPhil developed chapters both in Luzon and Mindanao. It was only in 2004 that a separate chapter in Mindanao was registered under the name of UnYPhil-Women based in Cotabato City.
The primary goal of UnYPhil-Women is to provide assistance to women who are subjected to violence, sexual and physical abuses, trafficking and other forms of discrimination.
Specifically, UnYPhil-Women aims to achieve the following:
- To promote and advocate the rights of women and their protection against violence;
- To encourage women participation in nation and peace building;
- To empower women through education, capacity building and livelihood assistance; and
- To inculcate self-esteem and self worth among women through confidence and social integration
In view of the women’s role as guardians of wisdom and humanity and in the pursuit to preserve and protect the rights of women and children, UnYPhil-Women will act as vehicle that will facilitate the issues and concerns of both women and children for a healthy, abuse and discrimination free society, with equal opportunities on education in a peaceful community.
Promote women’s rights to proper education and health care through providing information, facilities, and activities entirely geared towards productivity and self-reliance
Educate women on their rights as an individual and protect them against all forms of abuses and discrimination
Mobilize broadest number of Bangsamoro women to participate in planning and decision-making for a just and humane society
- Uphold PEACE, SOCIAL JUSTICE, and HUMAN DIGNITY
- Be COMMITTED, COMPETENT, COLLABORATIVE, PROFESSIONAL, and TRANSPARENT humanitarian workers
- Be CULTURE-SENSITIVE, GENDER-SENSITIVE and PEOPLE-CENTERED organizers and service-providers
UnYPhil-Women’s programmatic beneficiaries are the women of Mindanao, insofar as the context of peace and conflict; human rights; and participation and development is concerned. And in particular, women who are most affected or most vulnerable to the dynamic of the prevailing issues.
In terms of geographical area of coverage, UnYPhil-Women target the most vulnerable and most affected communities (barangays) in the provinces of Maguindanao, Cotabato, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Basilan, Tawi-tawi, Sulu, and Zamboanga Sibugay.