December 09, 2020
Proclamation 1172 s.2006 mandates the observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW from November 25 to December 12 of every year.
By virtue of Republic Act 10398 or the Act declaring November 25 as the National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of VAWC, government agencies and all other stakeholders are mandated to raise awareness on the problem of violence and the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls. Likewise, in 2017, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) issued Memorandum Circular (MC) 2017-114 on the Guidelines in Monitoring the Functionality of Violence Against Women (VAW) Desk in every Barangay.
The Monitoring Tool was developed in partnership with NAPC Women Sectoral Council, Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Philippine Commission on Women. Their active participation and continuous advocacy paved the way for its issuance. It can be noted that the formation and setting-up of VAW Desk in every barangay is crucial as first liner in supporting and facilitation of VAW cases.
However, there must be clear guidelines as to how these local officials will give support and assist the victims. So thus, the Monitoring Tool will be used as guide and ensure the holistic approach in combatting those cases against women and children.
This year’ Forum on 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) has a theme of “INFORM, PROTECT, and TRANSFORM” will be attended by 14 basic sectors’ representatives and council members all over the country and their counterpart Barangay VAW Desk Officers in their locality. The Forum will be held on December 10, 2020 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.
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