In Philippines’ Muslim south, women unite to escape destitution

Fri, 2022-08-19 21:14

MANILA: Equipped with sewing machines, simple agricultural tools, and a will to contribute to the community, women in Bangsamoro have been joining together to lift from poverty one of the poorest regions of the southern Philippines, where armed conflict has for decades hampered development.

This Sept. 24, 2021 file photo from the United Nations Development Program shows Filipino women working at a women’s cooperative in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. (UNDP)
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