CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City – On the observance of the entire Nation on the 18-day campaign to end Violence Against Women (VAW), International Day against Trafficking this month, the 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division, Philippine Army hosted the venue of the kickoff celebration on Monday, November 25, 2019.
The 18-day campaign to end VAW is annually observed from November 25 to December 12 to raise awareness to the public. This year’s theme is “VAW-free community starts with me”. The campaign supports the government’s goal in protecting the rights of women and young girls by upholding commitment to address all forms of gender-based violence as enshrined in the 1987 constitution.
Meanwhile, the activity started with a motorcade at around 6:30 o’clock in morning from Paseo Rotondo going to Headquarters, 4ID, Camp Evangelista, Patag here in Cagayan de Oro City. It was attended by various government agencies headed by the Department of Justice Region 10. Government employees with their heads of offices headed by Regional Director Rosa H Lacanglang, president of GAD Advocacy Region 10 participated the activity. The formal program ensued at 4ID, Grandstand at around 8:00 o’clock in the morning.
MGen Franco Nemesio Gacal, the Commander of the 4ID emphasized, “It is indeed essential that we recognize the relevance of gender inclusivity in all aspect. The 4ID is a male-dominated organization however, we fully acknowledge that we need to continuously conduct activities that will enlighten our soldiers and civilian personnel on women’s right. Your Diamond troopers is one with you in supporting this cause”.
“I urge everyone to resolve their personal commitment to end VAW and together we continue to take a bold step to eradicate traditions that perpetuate violence against women, we assure you of our strong commitment to this advocacy all throughout.” Gacal ended -
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