Programs and Components

PROGRAMS AND COMPONENT

1. Program Management Office

  • Administration and Finance
  • Monitoring and Learning
  • Advocacy and Lobbying
  • Research and Development

The PMO and its mechanisms ensure that programs and projects of UnYPhil-Women are in accordance to  instituted vision and mission

2. Upholding Human Rights

UnYPhil- Women is working on determining areas and communities that are conflict-stricken and the populace subjected or at risk of human rights violations. The establishment of clear mechanisms on profiling and recording will serve on the early detection of lapses on human rights, thereby instantaneous response can be afforded to victim communities and civilian population. UnYPhil-Women are affording protection thru constant monitoring of these communities and individuals and inculcate empowerment thru education together with partner Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Among the priorities of UnYPhil-Women, alongside with partner agency Church Development Service (Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst – EED), is advancing gender parity thru its Gender Justice Program. Through proper integration of gender analysis to capacity-building projects, it hopes to empower especially the Bangsamoro women to take up an active role as peace-maker and advance their rights towards a just society.

3. Promoting Health and Welfare

 The intervention of organizations bidding humanitarian service is critical especially to the women, children and elderly sectors to assure that these by and large unrepresented sectors are provided access to basic social needs like education and health services. The thrust of UnYPhil-Women and the Catholic Organisation for Relief and Development Aid (CORDAID) is in accordance to this with the optimism that a sizeable amount of individuals coming from these sectors will benefit from scholarship grants and other endowments of proper education, and medical missions and other remedial efforts for the community.

 UnYPhil-Women is also in support to the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Conditional Cash Transfer) of the DSWD with the objective to procedurally empower women and their children in asserting what is rightfully theirs, and in the process, institutionalizing the role of civil society organizations in strengthened implementation of development projects for the Moro and IP communities.

The Bangsamaro Human Wellness Center (BHWC) serves as a recuperating institution for women, children, and elderly who experienced violence and trauma brought about by ensuing atrocities from different armed groups and warring clans. These sectors from conflict-affected communities were exposed to different forms of abuses that greatly distress their social functioning; hence, the BHWC will ensure that psychosocial activities will contribute to their holistic well-being.  Furthermore, the BHWC is a foster home to women and girls who experienced different forms of gender-based violence and sexual exploitation. As temporary shelter, the BHWC strives to provide the basic needs of the victims alongside therapy and counseling sessions with the foresight that these victims will regain their capacity for social integration.

4. Disaster Risk Reduction and Civilian Protection

The recurring phenomena of natural calamities and violent conflicts have resulted to the displacement of thousands of the civilian population. They are forced to leave the comfort and security of their own homes and livelihood resulting to the added vulnerability to violence and human rights abuses on top of limited provision of basic needs.

UnYPhil-Women is intent on providing relief to the plight of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) thereby mitigating the effects of their dislocation. Together with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), relief and rehabilitation efforts under the Early Recovery Program include profiling activities to determine immediate and enduring needs; establishing QIPs and forming People’s Organizations (POs) that are trained in project management; and scholarship programs aimed at providing proper and functional education to Youth IDPs. These efforts are undertaken to edify the IDPs on the ways forward and protect them from transgressions in their host communities or in the event of repatriation.

Peace Building/ Interfaith

UnYPhil-Women acknowledges that peace-building in Mindanao must be a collective effort from its tri-people of Muslims, Christians, and Indigenous People (IP) as the long-standing conflict in the region, that is characterized by the Bangsamoro struggle for self-determination, is convoluted by communist insurgency; violent clan conflicts (Rido); terrorism, banditry, and other forms of criminality; and gender-based violence.

Therefore, grassroots peace-building is significant in promoting cohesion and protection from social injustices in communities afflicted by the struggle for self-determination of the Bangsamoro and inter-communal conflicts between clans or between the tri-people, in which the primary manifestation is the creation of Darusalaam (Abodes of Peace) where greater tolerance and respect are encouraged alongside the provision of basic social services. UnYPhil-Women aspire to intervene in the conflict transformation, initially on Rido settlements and on the extensive peace process, so as to achieve harmony and just peace in Mindanao.

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