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: The symbolic power of the law and its capacity to prevent and redress sexual violence
On 14 September 2022, GAAMAC’s Americas Initiative convened an expert roundtable to discuss how accountability for past crimes of sexual and gender-based violence can prevent future occurrences.