New water system promotes peace, decent work in Maguindanao
Women and former combatants from Datu Piang, Maguindanao built a water system that will benefit 95 households. The ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project trained and engaged local communities as workers to build a water system, which contributed to providing jobs and promoting peace in the Bangsamoro region.
In Datu Piang, Maguindanao 82 community members from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) hurdle challenges of access and security to build a water system benefitting 95 households. About 34 per cent of local workers engaged by the project were women, while 32 per cent were former combatants.
The ILO and the Government of Japan have partnered under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project to provide jobs and to promote peace through improved water supply and sanitation services in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the Philippines.