From Rido to Resilience examines the intricate dynamics of rido (clan feuding) in Pikit, North Cotabato, and its widespread impact on society. The book delves into the evolution of rido from traditional disputes to modern conflicts, highlighting how it intertwines with issues like separatism, banditry, and power vacuums. It also focuses on the specific challenges faced by women in these conflict zones and explores economic impacts, child soldiers’ plight, and the role of education in conflict resolution. The text culminates in discussing pathways to peace, resilience stories, and policy recommendations for sustainable peace in Pikit.
From Rido to Resilience provides a comprehensive analysis of the socio-cultural and political dynamics in Pikit, North Cotabato, with a specific focus on the phenomenon of rido, or clan feuding. The book is structured into several chapters, each examining a different facet of the issue.
Historical Context and Rido’s Evolution: The book begins by situating Pikit within the broader historical context of Mindanao, exploring how historical events have shaped current social dynamics. It then traces the evolution of rido from traditional clan feuds to modern conflicts, revealing how these disputes have become entangled with broader issues like separatism and banditry.
Power Dynamics and Social Impact: The text analyzes the power vacuum resulting from weak central authority and its role in escalating localized conflicts. It unpacks the ‘Pikit Paradox,’ a term denoting the town’s surprising resilience amidst conflict.
Gendered Perspectives and Direct Impacts: A significant focus is placed on the experiences and roles of women in these conflict scenarios. The book discusses how women navigate the intersection of traditional roles, conflict, and modernity, often bearing the brunt of violence while also serving as key agents of change and peacebuilding.
Economic and Developmental Consequences: The economic impact of conflict, particularly on women who often adopt the role of breadwinners, is explored. The book also delves into the tragic reality of child soldiers and the broader economic repercussions of continuous feuding.
Conflict Resolution and Education: Various strategies for conflict resolution are discussed, including both local and global perspectives. The role of education in empowering women and resolving conflicts is highlighted as a critical element.
Pathways to Peace and Future Scenarios: The book concludes with chapters dedicated to community efforts for peace, resilience in adversity, policy implications, and future scenarios for sustainable peace in Pikit.
Overall, “From Rido to Resilience” is a detailed exploration of the multifaceted nature of clan feuding in Pikit, its impact on various aspects of society, and the pathways towards a more peaceful and resilient future.
Pikit’s future, given its history of conflict and strides towards peace, holds promise yet remains challenging. The community’s resilience and evolving peace processes are pivotal. I envision a future where Pikit becomes a model of conflict resolution and communal harmony. This requires sustained efforts in peacebuilding, inclusive governance, and cultural understanding. The diverse tapestry of Pikit’s society, with its varied ethnic and religious groups, can become a cornerstone in building a community where differences are celebrated, not just tolerated.