This discussion paper explores how the renewed global focus on counter-terrorism, combined with rise of authoritarianism and militarism in the Philippines, has produced an explosive cocktail; one that is having damaging effects on conflict dynamics, civic space and the democratic freedoms of citizens.
Open Letter from Civil Society Organizations calling on the Council’s immediate action to ensure the protection of demonstrators
We are writing to express our deep concern over the safety of the peaceful demonstrators in Myanmar and urge you to take immediate action to ensure their protection and their fundamental right to freedom of peaceful assembly, expression and information.
Who we are
The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) is a regional advocacy institution doing policy, campaigns and solidarity work to advocate for people-to-people solidarity through its peacebuilding and thematic work in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia.
Statements and Press Releases
Tribute to Comrade Sisto dos Santos
IID and the Asia-Pacific Solidarity Coalition, APSOC (formerly the Asia-Pacific Coalition for East Timor, APCET), salutes our dear friend, comrade and partner, Sisto dos Santos who passed on in the early morning of March 15 in Dili, Timor Leste. We will tenderly...
Act decisively on the Myanmar crisis by publicly recognizing the NUG and applying more pressure to stop the military junta’s atrocity crimes
It is a matter of grave importance and critical urgency that the CSO Coalition (ALTSEAN-BURMA, Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), AJAR, CIVICUS, KontraS, Forum Asia) today, reiterate our strongest condemnation against the illegitimate military junta of...
Call to Action for the United Nations General Assembly during its 77th session from the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect
Last month, heads of state and government gathered in New York to open the 77th session of the UN General Assembly. As the General Assembly proceeds through this session, member states will have an opportunity to renew and deepen their collective commitment to...
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Transitional Justice Monitor Vol 1 Issue 1
Greetings of Peace & Solidarity! The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) is honored to share with you its First Issue of Transitional Justice Monitor featuring civil society and our community partners’ initiatives to engage transitional justice issues and...
Land Rights, Displacement, and Transitional Justice in the Bangsamoro: Insights from household-level mapping in Marawi City and Maguindanao
Land dispossession is acknowledged as a root cause of historical and contemporary conflict in the Bangsamoro that must be jointly addressed by a wide range of stakeholders: the Government of the Philippines (GPH); the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF); the...
Hiring: Digital Communications and Advocacy Officer
Position: Digital Communications and Advocacy OfficerLocation: Quezon City, The PhilippinesEmployment Duration: 1 year with the possibility of renewal, including six months ofprobationaryClosing date: 20 January 2023Interview Dates: 21-23 January 2023Starting Date:...
What we do
Highlights various civil society engagement and advocacy initiatives on both formal and community-based peace processes happening in the Philippines as well those in the region through peacebuilding and conflict-transformation and people -to- people dialogue frameworks.
Right to self-determination and solidarity
Assertions of the fundamental right to self-determination have become more intense and popular as peoples in the region become more assertive and involved in various fora that openly talk about self-governance, autonomy, human rights, human security, and self-determination struggles.
Focuses on communicating the issues and challenges of peacebuilding and conflict prevention, right to self determination, peace process engagement and human security work of IID.