V-Day Annual Report 2016 - ONE BILLION RISING: RISE FOR REVOLUTION 1 - Page 46

The grant to the The Lumad (Indigenous) communities in the Philippines will support their struggle for the Defense of Land, the Environment, and Human Rights that brings voices of concern on mining-affected communities and the attacks on environment defenders. Against these threats to land and life in the Mindanao region, the Lumads continue the valiant commitment to defend the environment and national patrimony, resisting plunder and terror driven by corporate mining. Part of these threats have been the destruction of the Lumad schools, depriving thousands of Lumad children their right to education and future. V-Day’s support will fund the building and running of three schools in the Mindanao region. Part of the curriculum of the schools is the Integration of Women’s and Children’s rights, and Rights of Indigenous Women and Children in particular, as well as alternative education on political advocacy and self-organization, preservation of cultural identity, and innovative and sustainable livelihood LUMADS