Advocacy for Peace and Humanitarian Protection
BALAY works for the passage of the law to protect internally displaced persons and for the establishment of a national mechanism for humanitarian protection of civilians affected by armed conflict. It is a founding member of the Mindanao People’s Caucus (MPQ). MPQ is a peace group that brings the voices of the affected civilians in the peace talks between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Government. It is also one of the conveners of the Mindanao Solidarity Network (MSN) and the Civil Society Initiatives for International Humanitarian Law (CSI-IHL) which contributes in promoting humanitarian protection while building a peace constituency in support of the peace initiative in the Philippines.