To mark the 14th anniversary of the landmark resolution on Women, Peace and Security, we asked some of Conciliation Resources' partners to share their experiences.
In these short videos, key female activists involved in the Colombia and Philippines peace processes share their favourite peacebuilding stories and discuss the important role of women in conflict resolution.
Rosa Emilia Salamanca
Rosa Emilia Salamanca, Director of CIASE and member of the Women, Peace and Security Collective for Reflection and Action, talks about how the collective formed out of a process of learning and exchange between the Philippines and Colombia facilitated by Conciliation Resources. She also discusses what peacebuilding means to her and the transformative, healing power of female peacebuilders in conflict zones.
Mirriam Coronel-Ferrer, Chair of the Philippine Government Peace Panel shares her favourite peacebuilding memory and reveals how her current role as official peace negotiator makes it easier for local women to approach her with their concerns, as well as offer their ideas on how to create a stable and peaceful community.
Raissa Jajurie, member of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, discusses the commission's role in working with all members of society in the drafting of the Basic Law, to achieve a common vision. She also advises how an inclusive approach to sustainable peacebuilding should not exclude the voices of men in rural areas.
Fatima Pir Allian
Fatima Pir Allian, Programme Manager of Nisa Ul-Haqqfi Bangsamoro, explains the significance of grassroots representation. With the support of Conciliation Resources, the organisation was able to conduct community consultations in preparation for recommendations given by women in the drafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law.