Peace is for Everyone, authored by the Institute of Bangsamoro Studies (IBS) – a Mindanao-based non-governmental research institution – gathers the experiences of over 300 men and women in Maguindanao, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Marawi, Iligan, Cotabato and Isabela. Weaved together, these individual stories provide a collective account of the Bagsamoro people over the past decades of conflict, their views on the present situation, as well as their hopes for the future. The book will be officially launched on July 12 in Marawi City and July 13 in Cotabato City.
Author: Soth Plai Ngarm
Published by: CPCS
Publication Date: March 2017
Author: Alfredo Ferrariz Lubang
Published by: CPCS
Publication Date: February 2017
Through an analysis of a community survey, the research emphasises that trust plays an integral role in the successful implementation of a peace accord. Concluding that trust is a reflexive process in which individuals process trust through their own experiences and in turn share them with their community, the publication suggests that trust creates space for understanding and flexibility between parties, thereby enhancing the chance for peace to take root. Importantly, it also provides recommendations for stakeholders at various levels, including leaders of the MILF and GPH, implementers of the peace accords, and community residents, in order to better support the implementation of the peace process.
The part-time programme, provided in partnership with Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, offers a thorough, rigorous, dynamic and state-of-the-art approach, drawing on the latest developments in the field and contextual peace practices throughout Asia.
The overarching framework for CPCS’ approach is anchored on the principles of demand-driven interventions that address the requirements of the stakeholders and the underlying causes of the conflict:
CPCS is in the process of establishing the Cambodia Peace Museum, an educational and experiential space geared towards supporting a wider national healing process – one which highlights the resilience of Cambodia’s people in transforming conflict and overcoming adversity, as well as the nation’s potential as a peacebuilding learning centre for it’s regional neighbours.