ASEAN Women For Peace Registry (AWPR)
The ASEAN Women for Peace Registry (AWPR) is a means to take stock of its women experts in peace processes, in accordance with the purposes and principles of the ASEAN Charter, and pursuant to the function of the ASEAN-IPR to “pool expertise and support of ASEAN bodies” as stipulated in the Institute’s TOR.
The AWPR also aims to contribute to the implementation of the ‘Joint Statement on Promoting Women, Peace and Security in ASEAN’ (adopted by the ASEAN Leaders on 13 November 2017 during the 31st ASEAN Summit), which encouraged the integration of gender perspectives in all conflict prevention initiatives and strategies.
The inaugural of the AWPR was launched on 13 December 2018 in Cebu City, the Philippines.
Lead Prosecutor in RBAF Court Martial.
ASEAN Women for Peace Registry (AWPR) Member, Cambodia
Her Excellency Long Sophally has served as Under Secretary of State for the Ministry of Womens Affairs (MoWA), the Royal Government of Cambodia since 2013. She is in charge of MoWAs Information, International Cooperation and Legal Protection Departments. From 2012?2013, she was the Director of the International Cooperation Department in MoWA. In these roles, she has advocated with international organizations and development partners to mainstream gender into their strategic policy frameworks.? She passionately promotes the meaningful participation of women in social development and decision-making to enable women to gain equal opportunities without discrimination and to prevent violence against women and children.
At the regional level, Excellency Sophally has served as Cambodias Representative (2010?2013) and Vice Chair (2013?2016) of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children for advancing womens rights with particular attention to developing anti-trafficking guidelines; promoting womens empowerment through strengthening regional cooperation and national policies; and building an enabling environment for women to gain access to entrepreneurship, innovation and social protection. Currently, she is also a member of ASEAN Women for Peace Registry (AWPR), which is a regional mechanism to contribute to the implementation of the Joint Statement on Promoting Women, Peace and Security in ASEAN and mainstream gender in all conflict prevention initiatives and strategies.
Excellency Sophally holds a Masters degree in International Studies (Women and Development) from Ewha Womans University, Republic of South Korea and Bachelor Degree in Finance and Banking.
National Center for Peacekeeping Force
Mediation; Education and Research; Capacity Building; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization; Networking and Liaison
Deputy National Police Commissioner, National Police Commissioner, Ministry of Interior
Mediators Beyond Borders International
Mediation; Education and Research; Policy Making; Capacity Building; Disarmament, Demobilization of combatants; Reintegration of combatants; Healing and Reconciliation; Community Social cohesion; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization; Networking and Liaison
ASEAN Women for Peace Registry (AWPR) Member, Indonesia
Arifah Rahmawati holds PhD on Policy Studies, post-graduate school of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta Indonesia. In 2019 she was rewarded cum laude for her thesis on Reintegration Policy of the Acehnese Female Combatants (the Inong Balee): A Gender Contestation. Arifah was Indonesia national coordinator and researcher of the Gender and Conflict project, a 6 years research project (2014-2020) investigates gendered conflict dynamics and peacebuilding initiatives at post and currents conflict situation of three types conflicts in Indonesia: ethno-religious conflict of Ambon; anti-government movements of Aceh; and resource-driven vigilantism in East Java. The research project is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d). In 2020 she served as moderator during a web-based consultation to review the Indonesian First National Action Plan (NAP) of 1325 (www.wps-indonesia.com).
Arifah has also passionate in the issue of conflict transformation, peacebuilding and police reform. With the Center for Security and Peace Studies Universitas Gadjah Mada, Arifah had done many facilitation and mediation activities during Ambons conflict from 2000-2002. She also served as a consultant for several international organization such as: Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit (CPRU) of UNDP Indonesia (2004); Fredrich Ebert Stiftung Jakarta (2006); Swedens Government Agency for Development (2008); and New Zealand Police of NZAID (2006-2010).
Ayu Kartika Dewi is Special Staff to the President of Indonesia and the Managing Director of Indika Foundation. Prior to this, Ayu worked as Aide to the Governor of Jakarta, Associate Director at the President’s Delivery Unit (UKP4), and a Consumer Insights Manager at P&G Singapore. She spent one-year teaching elementary students on a remote island in Indonesia. She has founded several social movements: Merancang.id, SabangMerauke, Milenial Islami, Perempuan Gagal, and Toleransi.id.
Ayu represented Indonesia at the 2017 Future Leaders Connect in the UK and was selected by the Australia Awards Indonesia to take part in the Women Leadership Program in Melbourne. Currently, she is writing two books to guide others in mindfulness and studying abroad.
Initiator and Co-Founder
SabangMerauke and Milenial Islami
Education and Research; Policy Making; Capacity Building; Healing and Reconciliation; Community Social cohesion; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Crossculture student exchange programs, Peaceful Islam, Peace education curriculum development, critical thinking education
ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Division
Lao Womens Union
Mediation; Capacity Building; Community Social cohesion; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization (coordinating with UN agencies, International NGOs, CSOs); Networking and Liaison
Director of Cooperation and Compilation Division
Associate Professor at the School of Business and Social Science (SBSS), Al Bukhary International University (AIU)
Dr. Ayesah Uy Abubakar is an Associate Professor at the School of Business and Social Science (SBSS) at Al Bukhary International University (AIU). Dr. Ayesah is the Head of Programme of the Bachelors in Social Development Programme at SBSS-AIU. She teaches courses in the fields of development, human rights and IHL, peace and conflict studies among many others. In 2019, she published a book on Peacebuilding and Sustainable Human Development: The Pursuit of the Bangsamoro Right to Self Determination (Springer and UMS Press) and co-authored a chapter on “Mindanao” in a book called, Comparing Peace Process, edited by McGinty & Ozerdem (Routledge). Dr. Ayesah is a recipient of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Presidential Award for her work on peacebuilding in Southeast Asia in 2014. She is among the three architects of a track 1.5 peacebuilding program called Consolidation for Peace for Southern Thailand, Aceh and Mindanao. The COP is a program by the Research & Education for Peace, Universiti Sains Malaysia (REPUSM), Southeast Asian Conflict Studies Network (SEACSN) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) during the period of 2006-2014. Since 2018, Dr. Ayesah represents Malaysia at the ASEAN Women Peace Registry (AWPR) – a pool of practitioners in conflict resolution and peacebuilding organised by the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR).
In terms of research, apart from conflict and peace studies related research, Dr. Ayesah has conducted research on child rights, unaccompanied and separated children and undocumented persons in Malaysia. She is also an active member of the Southeast Asia Conflict Studies Network (SEACSN) in which she participates in human rights and peace related education and advocacy programmes.
Dr. Ayesah completed her PhD in Social Sciences (Development Studies) at Universiti Sains Malaysia (2013). She obtained a Master in Development Management at the Asian Institute of Management (2002) and a Certificate in Inter-cultural Management-American Focused Management from the Japan America Institute of Management Science (1999). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Film and Audio-Visual Communication from the College of Mass Communication at the University of the Philippines in Diliman (1995).
Currently, Dr. Ayesah is a member of – among others – Southeast Asian Human Rights Network (SEAHRN) and as Gender Focal Person for Global Partnership for the Prevention ofArmed Conflict (GPPAC) Southeast Asia. She is also a co-host in the Podcast, She TalksPeace.
Education and Research; Capacity Building; Networking and Liaison.
Coordinator for Community
Mediation Programme Department of Unity and National Integration
Co-founder and Director
She was born in 1960 in Yangon. She was graduated from Institute of Economics, Yangon in 1978-79 and attained Master of Economics (M.Econ) in 1985 from the same institute.
She Joined Planning Department under the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development (Ministry of Planning and Finance at that time) as a Deputy Planning Officer since 1985 and moved to Foreign Economic Relations Department under the same Ministry as a staff officer in1990. In 1999, She had been transferred to Planning Department as an Assistant Director.
When she was in the position of Director, she had been chosen Lee Kuan Yew scholarship and obtained Master in Public Management from National University of Singapore. She became Director General for planning
department in 2008. She had been appointed as a Deputy Minister for Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development since August, 2013 and finished her term in the end of March 2016.
She joined Asian Development Bank project namely Equipping Youth for Employment as a Deputy Team Leader / Specialists on Secondary Education Curriculum Development (Economics) from December 2018 to
At present, she is serving as a Member of the Executive Board of the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies.
Vice President (2) – Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee ? State (Mon)
Expertise: Ceasefire monitoring, Mediation
Director-General of the Department of Social Welfare
Policy Making; Capacity Building; Healing and Reconciliation; Community Social cohesion; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization; Networking and Liaison
Former Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
Mediation; Policy Making; Capacity Building; Community Social cohesion; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization; Networking and Liaison
Commander, Naval Forces Reserve Eastern Visayas
Graduate School for Public and Development Management
Development Academy of the Philippines
Mediation; Education and Research; Policy Making; Capacity Building; Disarmament, Demobilization of combatants; Reintegration of combatants; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization; Networking and Liaison
Amina Rasul-Bernardo is the President of the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy. She is a member of the Board of Regents of Mindanao State University. One of the leading Muslim leaders in the Philippines working to strengthen peace and development as well as promote human rights, justice and democratic practices in Muslim Mindanao, she has spearheaded the organizing and capacity-building of Muslim women, particularly those who teach in the madrasah, for peace-building and prevention of violent extremism. Her efforts led to the establishment of the Noorus Salam (Light of Peace), an organization of Muslim women active in Mindanao and Muslim communities in Metro Manila. She has developed an Islamic peace education program in cooperation with Muslim religious leaders.
She has been a Trustee and Vice-Chair of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation.
She has written & edited several books on the Mindanao conflict, Islam, and democracy such as Broken Peace? Assessing the 1996 GRP-MNLF Final Peace Agreement and The Radicalization of Muslim Communities in Southeast Asia.
She was a member of the Philippine cabinet under former president Fidel V. Ramos, serving as Presidential Advisor on Youth Affairs and appointed concurrently as the first chair of the National Youth Commission (NYC), which she organized. In addition, she has served as Commissioner of the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, representing Muslims; as a board member of the Philippine National Oil Corporation (PNOC) and the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP); and as founding director of the Local Government Guarantee Corporation (LGGC). She was a member of the Board of the Mindanao Development Authority.
She was a UN PEACE awardee for 2019. In 2007, she received the Muslim Democrat of the Year Award from the Washington, DC-based Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) and is recognized as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims by the Royal Aal al-Bayt Foundation of Jordan.
She holds a bachelors degree in economics from the University of the Philippines, an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, and a masters in public administration from Harvards Kennedy School of Government.
Lead Researcher (Socio-Cultural)
ASEAN Studies Center, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Education and Research; Policy Making (Research outputs helped to inform or influence policy, but did not have a direct or immediate input to policy making per se); Capacity Building; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization (Not directly relevant but research outputs can become advisory inputs to potential or interested donors); Networking and Liaison; Human security norms discussion/ identification
Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Education and Research; Policy Making (Research outputs helped to inform or influence policy, but did not have a direct or immediate input to policy making per se); Capacity Building; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization (Not directly relevant but research outputs can become advisory inputs to potential or interested donors); Networking and Liaison
Former Ambassador of Thailand to Austria and Germany
Former Permanent Representative of Thailand to IAEA, UNODC, CTBT, UNIDO and OSCE in Vienna.
Diplomacy and business, International issues
School of Languages and General Education, Walailak University, Thailand
Education and Research (Ethnography); Capacity Building; Networking and Liaison
Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand
Education and Research; Capacity Building; Networking and Liaison; Program monitoring and evaluation; Cross-community peacebuilding
Ambassador / Senior Advisor
Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam
Ambassador / Professor
Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam
Education and Research; Policy Making; Community Social cohesion
Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Ministry of National Defense of Viet Nam
Peace-keeping operations, Military Observer