1. The present situation of a relatively
stable democratic space and openness of the state to Moro autonomy
presents an excellent situation for Moro human rights work. This
should be maximized.
2. Define the Moro human rights
orientation, its relation to the over-all Moro struggle, its program
of action and its over-all strategy.
3. A declaration on Moro people’s rights
can be promulgated by Moro human rights defenders and people’s
organizations to provide a strategic guide to Moro human rights work.
This can be done as a process of consultation at the grassroots level
leading to a conference summit of Moro leaders. The process provides
an opportunity for grassroots education and organizing as well as an
opportunity for broad alliance work.
4. Organize the organization of Moro
human rights defenders as an activist backbone of the Moro human
rights movement to handle various human rights issues of the Moro
people. This should be based on the youth and students, as well as
professionals, for maximum flexibility and use of resources.
5. Define the major human rights category
of issues, such as the right to ancestral domain, struggle against
discrimination, etc. upon which to focus Moro human rights advocacy
and struggle. These issues should have corresponding strategies and
6. Develop Moro human rights leaders and
develop a program for electoral and parliamentary work consistent with
Moro human rights objectives.
7. Coordinate human rights struggle and
advocacy with the Moro people’s political struggle.
8. Implement a research and documentation
program on the Moro human rights situation. This is to develop the
necessary information database for human rights advocacy and struggle.
A special area for research is the area of application of human rights
to Moro society, especially in the light of Islamic teachings and
local Moro culture.
9. Develop the broadest possible human
rights alliance, first, among the various tribes and political groups
within the Moro people, and, second, with other non-Moro peoples in
Mindanao and at the national level.
10. Carry out an international human
rights diplomacy and solidarity campaign for the Moro people’s
11. Coordinate with and participate in
the Philippine human rights movement.