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The 2012 Localization Workshops led to the inclusion of four women in the Bodong traditional peace council in Kalinga province—a 24-member century-old peace council appointed by tribal elders which, until then, was exclusively male. Following the workshops, government officials in the municipality of Real, Quezon, passed a resolution guaranteeing 50 percent women’s representation and participation in all appointed local governance bodies. Furthermore, Local Action Plans and Barangay (community) Action Plans on UNSCR 1324 and 1820—the local configurations of the NAP—have now been developed in some provinces, to adequately respond to the local women and peace and security context.