The Philippine government has participated in this worldwide campaign to eliminate Violence Against Women (VAW) since 2002. Recognizing that human trafficking is a form of VAW, Presidential Proclamation 1172 s. 2006 extended the national campaign to 18 days, to include December 12, a historic date that marked the start of opening for signature in year 2000 of the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime.
The 2017 campaign approach is to make people understand VAW from the point of view of victim-survivors. It is hoped that such deeper understanding would ignite compassion from stakeholders, so that they would not commit, condone, or remain silent about VAW. For service providers, such compassion towards victim-survivors would encourage them to provide better services to their clients.
The theme for 2017 campaign is VAW-free community starts with me.18-Day Campaign to End VAW Kick-off Activity- 24 November 2017, 9 AM; PETA Theatre, Quezon City
To support this campaign:
a) I should know my rights as a woman. That I have a right to be free from sexual violence, and I can speak out and fight for my rights.
b) I will share the information that Violence Against Women is everyone’s concern.
To spread out the word I can -ORANGE YOUR ICON FOR 18 DAYS ADVOCACY INITIATIVE (In support of the 2017 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women) http://pcw.gov.ph/event/OrangeYourIcon2017 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/26ok5jnthq94j4z/AACMpr_IcX1h-LslGT1bjtJIa?dl=...
c) I will participate and support activities enjoined by different organization about this campaign
Here is theOnline advocacy:
Official hashtag: #VAWfreePH
Feature 18-Day Campaign to End VAW in agency websites
Visit link for more details of the 2017 campaign: http://www.pcw.gov.ph/VAWfreePH2017