• ‘Peacebuilders’ visit Zamboanga del Sur

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    GWI representative Mark Murray, local government officials, and women beneficiaries of the project in Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur

    GWI representative Mark Murray, local government officials, and women beneficiaries of the project in Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur

    Representatives of the US State Department’s Secretary’s Office of Global Women Issues (S/GWI) and United States Embassy in Manila visited their local partner, Philippine Agrarian Reform for National Development (PARFUND) in Zamboanga del Sur on September 11. It was part of the S/GWI-funded project called “Capacity Building and Protection of Women Against Violence and Harassment in Conflict-Affected Areas in Mindanao.” For two years, it has empowered 50 women’s organizations, and 3,500 individual women, to actively participat and benefit from, the local peace building process. For more information, visit www.state.gov/s/gwi/index.htm. .

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