Preamble

  • Indicate Philippine Government’s obligations under international human rights and international humanitarian law such as CEDAW, Beijing Platform for Action, Rome Statute of the ICC and UN Security Council Resolutions such as SCRs 1325 and 1820
  • Indicate obligations to fulfill national laws such as the Magna Carta of Women, RA 9851 or the Philippine Act on Crimes against International Humanitarian Law, Genocide, and Other Crimes against Humanity, and policies such as the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security as well as the need to sustain and make more effective the Gender and Development Program
  • Indicate that the balance between the use of international documents with Islamic framework is a goal

Power Sharing

  • Indicate women’s meaningful and substantial participation in executive, legislative and judicial branches of governance stipulating a minimum quota for each sex, specifically in the transitional mechanism and in the new autonomous political entity to be created
  • Ensure women’s representation on development councils that may be organized
  • Ensure the participation of women, both Bangsamoro and indigenous women, in decision-making structures and mechanisms

Resource Sharing

  • Indicate equal access to land ownership as provided under Philippine national law
  • Indicate that all those who will be part of the new political entity will be able to secure a livelihood or employment, regardless of ethnic origin, culture, sex, and religion, and with the recognition of the security of IP women as particular concern
  • Indicate that government shall provide education that promotes the welfare of boys and girls, men and women.
  • Indicate that former combatants, regardless of gender or ethnic affiliation, shall be provided adequate and appropriate educational and economic assistance and psychosocial services.

Peace and Security

  • Indicate specific mechanisms that will handle, investigate and prosecute conflict-related SGBV incidents/cases
  • Indicate the need for peace education as a pathway to a culture of peace
  • Indicate the need for gender-sensitivity training for security sector and for all branches or agencies of the new political entity
  • Emphasize observance of human rights particularly civilian protection and women’s protection from SGBV. Women’s economic, social and cultural rights, including right to health should equally be upheld as crucial for sustainable peace.
  • Ensure creation of structures and mechanisms to address Violence against Women (VAW). Indicate the need for grassroots women’s participation, including IP women, on matters pertaining to their concerns.

Disposition of Forces and Normalization (DDR)

  • Inclusion of women’s perspective in the implementation of proportionate disarmament and any normalization process
  • Prioritize rehabilitation and re-integration of women and children combatants
  • Indicate the need to control the proliferation of small arms and the role women could play in the collection, destruction and disposal of weapons, Transitional Justice Indicate the need to ensure that customary law guarantees respect for women’s rights
  • Indicate role that civil society, particularly women and peace and human rights groups, may play in post-conflict reconstruction processes Indicate that women could be tapped as mediators, negotiators and facilitators
  • Indicate the need for a Special Fund for Women that will support and sustain women’s socio-economic activities and political participation
  • Indicate the creation of a Women’s Monitoring Team from civil society organizations and grassroots organizations to monitor the disproportionate impact of armed conflicts on women and to ensure women’s participation in all decision-making processes and in peace and development mechanisms