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SOX Messaging Hub pilots weekly online peace show ‘Kilos Kalinaw’

Member youth groups and organizations from the SOX (SOCCSKSARGEN) Messaging Hub took their peace conversations online through a weekly Facebook live show dubbed “Kilos Kalinaw (Act for Peace)”, in celebration of the International Day of Peace and the Peace Consciousness Month in September. Kilos Kalinaw, a weekly and month-long series aired every Sunday at 7:00…

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Kutawato youth bring peace conversation online through ‘Usapang Kapayapaan’

Amid the global pandemic, the youth continues to respond to the challenges of the times and made their presence felt in online space with peace and development conversations.  In Cotabato, Equal Access International-Philippines Tech Camp alumni, member youth and partner organizations of the Kutawato Messaging Hub converge in coming up with a weekly online series,…

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EAI-PH International Peace Day celebration goes digital

Peace partners across the country are showing support this September through various online discussions and dialogues, as part of the International Peace Day 2020 celebration. Equal Access International Philippines is leading the #HowIBuildPeace global campaign along with fourteen (14) countries with EAI presence, including Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad,  Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Niger,…

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Celebrating the youth, the real-life heroes

The month of August was a celebration of individuals who play key roles in this generation – the youth and the humanitarian workers or our #RealLifeHeroes. The International Youth Day on August 12 and the World Humanitarian Day on August 19 were both celebrated, albeit more virtually, around the globe. This year’s theme of the…

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Peace dialogues continue in SOCCSKSARGEN

Amid COVID-19, youth organizations, government agencies and civil society organizations in SOCCSKSARGEN took part in the discussion centered on peacebuilding and the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020 in three separate awareness seminars in July and August, 2020. Equal Access International-Philippines (EAI-PH) Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Manager Tommy Pangcoga, who is currently based in the…

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CDO approves equality, diversity ordinance

The City of Golden Friendship made a mark to end discrimination after the city council of Cagayan de Oro approved the Equality and Diversity Ordinance on August 10, 2020.  It can be recalled that the Technical Working Group (TWG) of which Equal Access International-Philippines is a part of, first convened in September 2019 to create…

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Alumni Online Kamustahan: Connecting us together

In an effort to connect young peace influencers together during this pandemic, Equal Access International-Philippines (EAI-PH) launched its Alumni Online Kamustahan- a series of webinars geared for the alumni community to share recent developments and new ideas they are working on during the quarantine period.  On July 25, 2020, the first online session focused on…

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EAI-PH amplifies discussion on the newly enacted Anti-Terrorism Law

Various discussions on the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020 had been surfacing online even before President Rodrigo Duterte signed it into law on July 3, 2020. While information-sharing in the digital space was widely visible, Equal Access International-Philippines (EAI-PH), took the opportunity to also amplify the discussion through the traditional media platforms. Towards the end…

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PPF Wrap-up: Celebrating the Minda youth

After 11 months of hard work and collaboration, 11 young leaders from Mindanao have completed the first Peace Promotion Fellowship (PPF) program of Equal Access International-Philippines (EAI-PH). Leading youth development agencies in the country such as the Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC), National Youth Commission (NYC), and the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) of the…

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Regional Messaging Hub nodes show strong referral pathway potential

One of the four functions of the OURmindaNOW messaging hub is the ‘information ecosystem’ among and within its regional nodes. Its potential to form a referral pathway mechanism was again proven during the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.  It can be recalled that on July 7, 2020, 414 Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) from Manila bound for…