Gov’t to observe 18-day anti VAW campaign

Nov. 20, 2015

DAVAO CITY – The 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) kicks off on November 25 and will push until December 12.

The event is spearheaded by the Philippine Commission of Women (PCW) in collaboration with member agencies of the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and Their Children (IACVAWC).

Director Priscilla N. Razon of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in a statement said the event focuses on how far government agencies and other stakeholders have gone in terms of programs and projects that address VAWC.

In advocating the national observance, all government agencies have been asked to participate or conduct activities such as “Orange Your Icon For 18 Days”, hanging of streamer, “Online Campaign Thread” using official hashtag #endVAWph, inclusion of event and other VAW IEC materials in agency publications.

The other programs include dissemination of VAW information materials, mobilization of MOVE (Men Oppose to Violence Everywhere) to lead in ending VAW, and active collaboration with local VAWC councils in mounting other advocacy activities to end VAWC.

The theme this year is “End VAW Now! It’s Our Duty: Gains and Ways Forward”. (

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