“For women to be taken seriously…”
The Mindanao Commission on Women (MCW) is a non-stock, non-profit organization established to provide women’s leadership in the achievement of peace and development in Mindanao. The Commission will lead in the articulation and promotion of a new paradigm of peace and development, one that benefits ALL, especially the poor and survivors of conflict.
The Mindanao Commission on Women (MCW) was established in 2001 by Muslim, Christian and indigenous women leaders of Mindanao as a vehicle to influence public policy and public opinion about peace and development. MCW has become a significant voice in articulating a Mindanao peace and development agenda from a women’s perspective.
MCW has mobilized, educated, persuaded, and lobbied to make women’s issues central to the decisions about peace, believing that no peace agreement can be implemented or can peace be sustained without the leadership and participation of women. To help in the building of peaceful and prosperous communities for our families, the MCW chose three inter-linked areas of work, namely, peace and multiculturalism, poverty reduction, and politics and governance.
A Mindanao that is free of poverty and violence, where women and men are enabled to fully participate in and benefit from peace and development.
To make women key decision-makers and beneficiaries of peace and development in Mindanao.
For women to be taken seriously –
- Wide networks of women leaders and women’s organizations acting collectively for social justice and peace
- Women of integrity in positions of decision-making and influence
- Young women actively involved – Strong partnerships among sectoral organizations with a shared vision of Mindanao
- A resource-rich organization that is innovative in every way