18-Day Campaign to End VAW kicks off in R10

December 2, 2019


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - With the theme, “VAW-Free Community Starts with Me,” the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW (Violence Against Women) kicked off in the region with a motorcade, parade and opening program spearheaded by the  Regional Inter-Agency Committee Against Trafficking, Child Pornography, Violence Against Women and Their Children (RIACAT-CP-VAWC)-10, November 25, here. 

Commanding General of the 4th Infantry Division (4ID) MGen Franco Nemesio Gacal said the celebration's theme inspired every individual to make a personal commitment to end this kind of violence and play a part along with everyone else in the solution as a first step in achieving the country's goal. 
"I believe, this annual nationwide observance of the campaign has emphasized the importance of understanding gender perspective in addressing key concerns in our society because as long as this type violence continues, we cannot truly claim to be making progress towards equality, development and most importantly peace,” Gacal said.

For her part, Lawyer Rosa Lacanglacang of Parole and Probation Administration, Department of Justice Region (PPA-DOJ)-10 said the 18-Day Campaign to end VAW aims to promote awareness on the forms of violence girls and women experience and gave emphasis on violence as can be experienced by woman of any age, color, ethnicity, disability or economic status, and is rooted in gender inequality. 
To further strengthen the campaign in the region, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) held the Regional Summit Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) participated in by various stakeholders from different sectors in the city presenting the root causes of GBV. 
The 18-Day Campaign to End VAW supports the Philippine government's goal of protecting the human rights of women and girls by upholding its commitment to address all forms of gender-based violence as enshrined in the 1987 Constitution. (Ma. Theresa A. Dacoroon/PIA-10)



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