How partnership helps to resolve clan conflict in the Philippines

20 Nov 2019 13:6

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.