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EAI-PH to help draft CDO’s first Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

EAI-PH has been tasked to help draft the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance (ADO) as part of its Technical Working Group (TWG), which was formed in the first public consultation last September 24 at the City Mayor’s Conference Room, City Hall, Cagayan de Oro City. The ordinance seeks to penalize discriminatory acts based on gender, sexual orientation,…

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EAI-PH participates in global campaign for Intl Peace Day

To amplify its cause for peace in solidarity with the global campaign, EAI-PH celebrated the International Day of Peace by joining the #PeaceDayChallenge of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) for a week until the run up to the world celebration on September 21. Various stakeholders, alumni, staff and partners expressed their peace commitments…

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EAI-PH joins Bangsamoro youth agenda consultation

Various line agencies and select youth-serving ministries in Mindanao converged at Bajau Hall, Office of the Chief Minister, BARMM Compound for the inter-agency consultation of the Bangsamoro Transition Youth Priority Agenda on September 20 in Cotabato City. Among the representatives was EAI-PH’s country director, Salic Sharief, Jr., who attended the consultation resulting to agreed roles…

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EAI-PH participates in int’l confab for cohesive societies

Equal Access International – Philippines, represented by its Country Director, Mr. Exan Sharief, is among the 1,000+ delegates from around 40 countries joining the first International Conference for Cohesive Societies (ICCS) in Singapore on June 19-21, 2019. The conference is a historical move as its inauguration was halted when Singapore President Halimah Yacob pushed to…

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The struggle of finding one’s purpose: Omar’s story

The first radio drama series of Equal Access International Philippines hit its first airing a month ago across four radio stations in Mindanao. The series, called Saranggola (“Kite”),  is one of EAI’s participatory media approaches in generating social and behavioral change on preventing and transforming violent extremism among target vulnerable communities and audiences. But, why…

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Radio drama series inspires communities to reveal local stories, struggles through community sharing sessions

It is a bright, Saturday morning. A small group of community members start their day by making their way to the barangay hall. They then find themselves sitting around an audio speaker readying to hear about the radio drama they’ve been following for weeks.  There is a beat, and the theme song echoes around the…

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Young Mindanawon influencers undergo intensive training to create alternative narratives of peace

Thirty young influencers from across five regions in Mindanao gathered last August 26-30 in Hotel Koresko, Cagayan de Oro City for the 2nd OURmindaNOW Tech Camp organized by Equal Access International Philippines (EAI-PH).  With the aim of strengthening the capacity of young influencers in Mindanao to create powerful alternative narratives that promote peace, the second…