Peace is for Everyone: Bangsamoro stories of hope, survival, pain and resilience
Author: Abhoud Syed M. Lingga
Published by: Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies (CPCS) and Institute of Bangsamoro Studies (IBS)
Publication date: June 2016
This publication presents the stories of almost 300 ordinary Bangsamoro men and women in the provinces of Maguindanao, Cotabato Province, Sultan Kudarat, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, and the cities of Marawi, Iligan, Cotabato and Isabela. These men and women shared their experiences regarding the last decades of conflict in Southern Philippines throughout 2015, and voice their hopes for a peaceful, better and more harmonious future.
Peace is for Everyone uses a Peace History approach to explore the intersections between personal experiences and collective accounts. By weaving together a diverse range of individual stories, opinions and sentiments, the book presents a complex, nuanced, rich description of the situation on Mindanao following the signing of the peace agreement between the MILF and the Government of the Philippines in 2014.