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On why discrimination hinders peace | from the Story Box

For Sittie Rheham Farouq, a college student and emerging young leader from General Santos City, discrimination is a peace and security issue that she observes in the community.   “Discrimination has been in the past, present and will be in the future if no serious action is taken. Discrimination in any way overmatches peace, development, and justice, not just to people…

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EAI-PH alum launches peace project providing community-based psychosocial support in Zamboanga City

With the ongoing global pandemic placing grassroots communities vulnerable, IYoudahan launches the Seeds of Hope project for the youth of Barangay Kasanyangan, Zamboanga City by creating community-based psychosocial support and learning sessions. In the hopes of cultivating peace for the orphaned children of Barangay Kasanyangan in Zamboanga City, EAI-PH alumni and Olive Peace Prize Winner…

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EAI’s Tech Camp: Empowering Mindanao leaders of tomorrow

“The Abu Sayyaf are there and the people are war freaks. Gunfights are everywhere,” said Jaime Salva, when asked what assumptions he’s heard of about Mindanao.  According to Jaime, the media and the government have played a big factor in giving the people of Luzon the image of how Mindanao is a place full of…

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Rewriting the future: Hasna’s breakthrough

Growing up in the rural side of Maguindanao, Philippines, Hasna has seen the various challenges that young girls like her continue to face. From lack of education opportunities to being forced in early marriage, one thing Hasna always knew for sure, she was destined for more. “Most of the women from my mother’s side did…

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Women empower women through ‘Hijab for a Cause’

Women empowering women. It is perhaps among the best scenarios one can witness in this evolving world where women empowerment also strives to flourish. It comes in different forms too, just like how the ‘Hijab for a Cause’ does it.  What started as a random social media post by Nushaiva Basri, Hijab for a Cause…