Violence Against Women (VAW) - Free Community starts with Me #MeToo

maeann
Posted November 18, 2017 from Philippines
ORANGE YOUR ICON
ORANGE YOUR ICON FOR 18 DAYS ADVOCACY INITIATIVE (In support of the 2017 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women)

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.

source: http://www.pcw.gov.ph/VAWfreePH2017

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

This story was submitted in response to After #MeToo: Stories of Change.

Comments 11

Log in or register to post comments
Jill Langhus
Nov 18, 2017
Nov 18, 2017

Hi there lovely Mae Ann. How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your story on the VAW campaign in your country. Does it seem like their campaign has made a difference in ending GBV since they started doing it? I hope so.

maeann
Nov 18, 2017
Nov 18, 2017

I am doing well Jill :) Will see on the report if there has been changes this year. But local government unit (LGU) has helpdesk provided from complains and there are also free service from legal office as far as I know, but as to the percentage of lesser violence...I will wait for the report.

Jill Langhus
Nov 19, 2017
Nov 19, 2017

Great to hear that you are doing well:) Looking forward to hearing about what the report says. Have a great day!

maeann
Nov 19, 2017
Nov 19, 2017

i also look forward....

Ronnie.kpas
Nov 18, 2017
Nov 18, 2017

Good to know that your country is really interested in ending violence against women, thanks for sharing, I hope this yields positive results so that women and girls can live a life devoid of violence.

maeann
Nov 18, 2017
Nov 18, 2017

Hello Ronnie. Thank you. Our government has women representative and very active on these kind of campaign.

Ronnie.kpas
Dec 02, 2017
Dec 02, 2017

Good to know,  I hope other countries follow, suit, my country is not yet there but women are really participating now in government

maeann
Dec 02, 2017
Dec 02, 2017

i hope so too

Evelyn Fonkem
Nov 23, 2017
Nov 23, 2017

Thanks Maeann for sharing your story

maeann
Nov 23, 2017
Nov 23, 2017

You're welcome

Related Stories