Dynamics of Gender and Conflict in Mindanao

On April 26, 2012, The Asia Foundation hosted a panel discussion on the dynamics of gender and conflict in Mindanao. Panelists discussed findings from a newly-released field study of Mindanao that documents challenges and opportunities in engaging women and men in local and national peace building. The panel featured: Dr. Steven Rood, The Asia Foundation’s Country Representative in the Philippines; Wilfredo Torres, Senior Program Officer for The Asia Foundation’s Conflict Management Program; and Leslie Dwyer, Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Anthropology at George Mason University. The event was moderated by Eileen Pennington, Deputy Director of The Asia Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Program.