2nd Bangsamoro women leaders’ summit slated

Published March 6, 2018, 10:00 PM

by Mario Casayuran and Vanne Elaine Terrazola

By (PNA)

Cotabato City – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), through the Regional Commission on Bangsamoro Women (RCBW), set here on March 14 and 15 the Second ARMM Bangsamoro Women’s Economic and Development Summit.

The event, which has for its theme “Meaningful Change for Economic and Political Participation from Bangsamoro Women,” is expected to attract some 500 women leaders from regional government agencies and local government units as well as from civil society groups and representatives from various communities.

Sittie Jehanne Mutin, chair of the RCBW, said the summit’s main objective is to strengthen the capacity of women leaders in the region in assuming various roles in economic development leading to a more progressive autonomous region.

She said the summit will attempt to answer questions on women’s participation in economic development such as the meaningful participation of women in politics and economy, and the role of women in building a peaceful economy through transitional justice and prevention of violent extremism, among others.