The IDP Rights Bill filed by Bangsamoro Parliament’s Minority Floor Laisa Alamia addresses many of the vulnerabilities that are specific to the needs of internally displaced persons in the region, as it takes into consideration the risks and resources that are involved in the issue of displacement.

As the bill outlines the mechanisms and programs necessary for a cohesive response to displacement, it also references existing national laws such as the Climate Change Act of 2009 and the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 as it pushes for better coordination between the regional and national government in addressing the needs and concerns of those displaced across the region.

The Bill also advocates for the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples who are especially vulnerable to displacement caused by development aggression, as well as the rights of women and girls who are often subject to abuse and exploitation during incidents of displacement.