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Campaign to end Violence Against Women and girls begins November 25

Submitted by: regina
On: 25/11/2018

Good Shepherd Sisters, lay mission partners, students and residents of our various centers joined the worldwide campaign to end Violence Against Women and girls that start today, November 25.

The celebration in Quezon City was participated in by St. Bridget School Quezon City, Euphrasian Community, Heart of Mary Villa, Provincialate, Good Shepherd Community, the mission partners and students and prenovices in Bagong Silangan.

Worldwide the campaign in the elimination of violence against women and girls begins November 25 and ends on December 10, the International Human Rights Day. In the Philippines, advocates celebrate 18-days campaign instead of 16 that the United Nations designated beginning 1991.

 



The 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) is observed annually from November 25 to December 12 to raise awareness among all stakeholders that VAW is a public issue of national concern. It supports the Philippine Government’s goal to protect the human rights of women and its commitment to address all forms of gender-based violence. The following issuances provide the national legal mandates for the annual campaign:·         Proclamation 1172 s. 2006 – Declaring 25 November to 12 December as the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW)

·         Republic Act 10398 (2013) – Declaring November 25 of Every Year as National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children In Support of the Worldwide Campaign to End VAW

https://www.pcw.gov.ph/VAWfreePH2018