Empowering Women as Peace Advocates against Political Violence - Hosted by the AIIA Queensland
Join us in-person or online with Dr. Kiriloi Ingram who will speak on the roles women play in preventing political violence in the Bangsamoro, Southern Philippines. Her presentation will focus on gender, terrorism, and peacebuilding.
If you are attending in-person, please arrive at Holding Redlich at 5.30pm for registration and drinks. This event will be available online. After registering, on July 11 you will receive a follow-up confirmation email containing further details on how to join the webinar which will commence at 6pm AEST. The event is free for AIIA Queensland members and AIIA members from all states. Non-members pay $10 and student non-members $5.
If you arrive after 6pm, the lifts may not be accessible. Ring 0403 777 541 for assistance.
Picture: The city of Marawi on the island of Mindanao was extensively damaged in 2017 by fighting between government forces and militants allied to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
The establishment of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in 2019 was a watershed moment for the struggle for peace in Mindanao, Southern Philippines. Women have played a key role in the Bangsamoro peace process and now, with the creation of the BARMM, have key position as ministers in the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), bureaucrats throughout the new government's ministries, and as civil society leaders. However, the gendered challenges facing women across the BARMM remain and continue to be exploited by violent armed groups to drive recruitment and female participation in armed conflict.
Indeed, from the Maute Matriarchs to recruiters and mothers, women have played key roles in political violence across the region. Drawing on field research and my experiences working in Mindanao, I explore the gendered dynamics of violent extremism and peacebuilding across the BARMM, and the key challenges facing the region over the next three years of the transition extension.
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