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Teen Trail Caravan for Peace launches new online campaign

Campaigning for peace online has swept the virtual world during the period of the pandemic. Various activities done using internet-based applications have been a resort among our young peace advocates. Early this year, the Teen Trail Caravan for Peace, one of the peace projects founded by EAI Philippines Peace Promotion Fellowship alumnus, Rowel Damas, launched a new online campaign dubbed as…

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Twelve Minda youth complete EAI’s OURmindaNOW Tech Camp

Among the new addition of Equal Access International Philippines’ (EAI) Tech Camp alumni are the 12 individuals from select regions in Mindanao who completed the five-day session on peacebuilding and youth empowerment from December 14-18, 2020 in Cagayan de Oro City.  Adjusting to the new normal, EAI Philippines implemented a blended learning approach through online and face-to-face discussion with invited resource speakers from and outside Mindanao.   The…

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Sarangani Province, MH SOX award individuals, institutions for peace efforts

The Provincial Government of Sarangani and the SOX (SOCCSKSARGEN) Messaging Hub culminated the week-long Mindanao Week of Peace by hosting an awarding ceremony with its partner organizations in peace and development on December 12, 2020 at LEX Forum, General Santos City.   The SOX Messaging Hub first awarded their partners who have significantly contributed to its various engagement and have helped in strengthening the hub…

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OURmindaNOW Digital Tech Camp concludes with 28 graduates from Ranaw provinces

In its desire to push for peace advocacy despite the hurdles posed by the pandemic, Equal Access International (EAI) Philippines’ OURmindaNOW (OMN) Digital Tech Camp successfully conducted its closing ceremony last December 5, 2020. Twenty-eight young leaders from the provinces of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur completed the four-week online training that was made through EAI Philippines’ collaboration with Plan International’s USAID-funded Marawi Response Project.  From…

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Mindanaoan cultural artists speak peace in Obrang Kalinaw virtual show

Mindanaoan cultural artists brought the week of peace celebration more vibrance by showcasing their crafts through an online show dubbed as “Obrang Kalinaw (Peace): The Mindanaoan Cultural Artists as Peace Influencers”, on November 30, 2020. The virtual event was a collaborative effort by the regional messaging hubs of the OURmindaNOW that featured artists Janaria Magancong…

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SOX theatre group performs virtual plays at the 33rd season, festival of dramatic arts

Theatre artists from the SOCCSKSARGEN region in Mindanao brought the world of theatre, this time, on a virtual stage, dubbed as the Kilos Kalinaw Virtual Plays at the 33rd Season and Festival of Dramatic Arts, in a form of a three-part show that run on November 27, December 1 and December 3, via Facebook and…

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MSU Gensan’s peace, development institute names new director

Mindanao State University-General Santos City has just appointed Dr. Jovar Pantao as the new director of the Institute for Peace and Development (IPDM), the host institution of the SOX (SOCCSKSARGEN) Messaging Hub. Dr. Pantao officially took the position in October 2020 after he finished his term as the chairperson of the university’s Bachelor of Elementary…

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EAI, Plan partner for first Digital Tech Camp

As a response to the shift to online space brought by the current global health crisis, the OURmindaNOW Tech Camp goes digital for the first time. This, after Equal Access International (EAI) Philippines and Plan International forged a partnership to host the Digital Tech Camp. The Digital Tech Camp is designed to strengthen the capacity,…

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Building Peace Together

A global health crisis will not stop Mindanaoan people from joining hands together digitally in building a more just, humane, and peaceful future. Equal Access International amplified local narratives of peace influencers in the celebration of International Peace Day 2020 through the #HowIBuildPeace movement which was participated by all EAI country offices worldwide. This year’s…

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Minda-wide caucus series on ATA of 2020 awareness to draw recommendations for the IRR

In a bid to contribute to the ongoing crafting of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020, Equal Access International Philippines facilitated a series of caucus at the regional nodes, dubbed as the Honest Conversations of Peace: ATA 2020 IRR Intersectoral Caucus, gathering more than 200 individuals from the…