Competition around access to land and resources, political rivalries and issues of family honour often lead to clan conflicts in Mindanao (Philippines), which are locally known as “rido”. To mitigate the effects of rido, an international civil society organisation has partnered with local organisations to set up Community Safety Working Groups. These Working Groups create a space for communities to discuss priorities for peace. They offer individuals who are often excluded from decision-making, such as women, youth, indigenous groups and people with disabilities, the opportunity to have a say in how their societies operate.
Workshop digest: Promoting human rights as an atrocity prevention mechanism: engaging armed and security forces and non-state actors
As part of its efforts to anchor atrocity prevention in International Geneva, GAAMAC co-organized a workshop at the Geneva Peace Week.