Philippines-2015 Commitments

Made a statement affirming support for the WPS Agenda, but no specific commitment made.

2017 Update:

The Philippines developed 3 National Actions Plans.

A training kit on mainstreaming Women, Peace and Security in development planning processes was recently developed and launched by the Philippines with the support of UN-Women.

On 29 August 2017, a composite all-female civil relations company was sent to Marawi to assist in the implementation of rehabilitation and recovery programmes for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the city.

The Phillipines have been training women in the IDP camps on community organizing for livelihood generation, as well as actively engaging them in women and peace conversations.


The Philippine government is committed to protecting the affected population — especially women and children, who are particularly vulnerable, including to trafficking in persons.

It also remains committed to preventing violent extremism.

2018 Update:

In March 2017, the Philippines launched the second cycle of its national action plan on women and peace and security and, within 16 months, had achieved significant milestones under the pillars of empowerment and participation, protection and prevention, and promotion and mainstreaming of women’s roles in peace and security. On the implementation of the gender-specific recommendations of the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission, the Philippines is the first country in the world to formulate and implement a regional action plan on women and peace and security. The plan is part of the Government’s efforts to implement resolution 1325 (2000) locally. It is now in its second year of implementation.

Women meaningfully participated in the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front that led to the eventual passage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law last July.


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