Balaod Mindanaw | Community-based paralegalism and peace-building

Balaod Mindanaw Inc. (Balay Alternative Legal Advocates for Development in Mindanaw, Inc.) believes in the legal empowerment of the marginalized groups and communities as a means to advance their access to justice, gender equality, and resource tenure improvement in the context of active peoples’ participation in Governance. To this end, Balaod engages with various marginalized groups through paralegal formation and capacity-building, alternative lawyering, policy formulation and advocacy guided by active non-violence as integral principle thereto. Hence, ”putting the law in the hands of the marginalized sectors and communities.”