NAPC Gender and Development conducted a Training and Orientation on Responding to VAWC in Community
According to the 2017 National Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), 1 in every 4 Filipino women, aged 15-49, has experienced physical, emotional, or sexual violence from their husband or partner. With this alarming data and in line with the annual 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) on November 25 - December 12, 2021, the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Gender and Development (GAD) unit conducted a 2-Day Training and Orientation on Responding to Violence Against Women (VAW) for community leaders of Barangay Bagong Silangan, Batasan Hills, Commonwealth, and Holy Spirit in Quezon City on November 21-22, 2021. The training includes discussion on Factors underlying violence against women, Basic Intervention Skills, Paracounselling techniques, Legal Procedures on filing cases of VAWC, and Mechanisms to prevent VAW and Gender-based violence.
The activity commenced with a message from the NAPC GAD Chairperson, Undersecretary Paterna M. Ruiz, wherein she highlighted the role of women as a uniting force in ending oppression and any form of violence in families and in the community.