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.
Staff Officer 1 Legal Unit-Judge Advocate General’s Office (JAG)
Directorate of Personnel, Ministry of Defense of Brunei Darussalam
Mediation, Education and Research, Policy-Making, Capacity Building, Disarmament, Demobilization of Combatants, Reintegration of Combatants, Program Monitoring and Evaluation, Networking and Liaison
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 Indonesias 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).
Initiator and Co-Founder
Sabang Merauke 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
Deputy Director-General of ASEAN Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR
Policy Making; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Networking and Liaison (particularly with the Lao Womens Union and other similar institutions)
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
Institute of Foreign Affairs
Capacity Building; Community Social cohesion; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization; Networking and Liaison
Ethnography & Development Research Cluster Head, Borneo Institute for Indigenous Studies, Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Dr. Ayesah Uy Abubakar is the Head of the Research Cluster on Ethnography & Development at the Borneo Institute for Indigenous Studies – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (BoRIIS-UMS). She is a senior lecturer at the International Relations Programme of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the same university. Dr. Ayesah teaches human rights, international humanitarian law, and peace and development 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 active in the Southeast Asian Human Rights Network (SEAHRN) and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict in Southeast Asia (GPPAC-SEA) in which she joins in human rights and peace related research, trainings and advocacy programs.
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).
Education and Research; Capacity Building; Networking and Liaison.
Coordinator for Community
Mediation Programme Department of Unity and National Integration
Co-founder and Director
Central Statistical Organization, Ministry of Planning and Finance
Education and Research; Policy Making; Capacity Building; Healing and Reconciliation; Community Social cohesion; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization; Networking and Liaison
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