Bangsamoro women leaders to draft policy recommendations to BTA

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Some 300 women leaders and stakeholders have attended the first forum on Bangsamoro women agenda in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

The participants in the forum held Wednesday, March 13, in Cotabato City, discussed their expectations and hopes for the new government entity and the plan to draft policy recommendations or the Bangsamoro women agenda, which will be endorsed to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) for deliberation.

“With the establishment of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, there is a need to recall, reaffirm, and reemphasize women’s participation as well as their protection from violence, especially from this conflict setting,” said Helen M. Rojas, National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (NAPWPS).

Those who attended the forum came from the civil society organizations, local government units, the academe, and the religious and traditional sectors of the region.