International Alert is an independent international peacebuilding organization. For more than 30 years, our programmes, projects, and tools have been helping monitor, anticipate, and resolve conflict to build an inclusive and sustainable peace and development with the communities and relevant stakeholders.
In the Philippines, we have worked on peacebuilding initiatives in key locations, particularly in the Bangsamoro Region, Caraga, and select areas in Luzon and Visayas since 2011. This is through our interoperable tools that work together, creating more robust conflict data and insightful analyses on issues that influence peace. This includes governance, economics, gender relations, social development, and the role of business and international organizations in high-risk places. Our data and analysis may also easily integrate and work with any format, platform, or mapping model of government agencies, universities, media outlets, and other stakeholders, making conflict data truly accessible for everyone.
Ultimately, our goal is to make conflict data available, understandable, and actionable to aid in research, policy making, development strategies, and peacebuilding.
International Alert Philippines is supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the World Bank.
The newly-established Bangsamoro Autonomous Region
of Muslim Mindanao is the outcome of the recent peace deal between separatist
fighters and the Philippines government. After decades of conflict, the Moro Islamic
Liberation Front are now transitioning to politics, helping to establish a fledgling
regional parliament in return for the decommissioning of firearms. But with other
factions still at war with state forces, can the peace hold?
The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
(BARMM) Region may attract more investments if violent conflicts and political
tensions continue to decline, with the infrastructure sector seen to benefit the
According to data from Conflict Alert, from 85
reports of violence against women in 2014, the number rose to 121 in 2015 and 336 in
2016, its highest recorded tally per year and “the first time that identity-related
conflict, specifically gender violence, was anywhere near the top since the
Bangsamoro Conflict Monitoring System was established in 2013."
Despite a decline in conflict incidents, extremist
violence and clan feuding remain in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim
Mindanao, a peace-building organization said Thursday, two years since the milestone
establishment of the region seen to spur peace and development in the long-restive
Clan feuds, violent extremism, illegal drugs and
weapons are the three main roadblocks to Bangsamoro’s transition into a peaceful
region, a group monitoring subnational conflicts in the country said on Monday.
Despite a decline in violent conflict incidents,
shadow economy and violent extremism activities continued in the Bangsamoro
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), according to International Alert