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Monday, November 14, 2022

RIACAT-VAWC, RGADC Caraga join forces for 2022 18-day campaign to end VAW

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY – The members of the Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC) and the Regional Inter-Agency Committee Against Trafficking and Violence Against Women and their Children (RIACAT-VAWC) Caraga have joined forces for the lined-up activities in this year’s 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) from November 25 to December 12, 2022.

The said campaign will kick-off on November 25 through the conduct of a parade dubbed “Orange Your Float” from the Butuan City Hall Compound going to the Philippine Science High School Caraga Campus in Ampayon, Butuan City, where the program proper will follow.

The float shall highlight the continuous call to end different forms of violence against women, and highlight the efforts/mandates of the agency in addressing VAW and various gender issues.

On the same day, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga will facilitate the conduct of the Press Conference at the conference hall of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) regional office in Butuan City.

Starting November 28 to December 2, the RIACAT-VAWC has also partnered with SM City Butuan for the setting up of the Orange Help Desk and “Sanina Ko, Pagbuo Ko” exhibit. On the following day, November 29, the RGADC will also hold the Regional Orientation on Men Oppose to Violence Everywhere (MOVE) Year 2 via Zoom platform.

A Regional GAD Resource Pool (RGRP) Return Demonstration is also scheduled on December 1-2, 2022 and this will be conducted by RGADC in Butuan City.

The RIACAT-VAWC has also scheduled the following activities in the month of December: 1) Buntis Congress to 100 Pregnant Pantawid Pamilya and Non-Pantawid Women in the Province of Dinagat Islands on December 6; 2) Regional Quiz Bowl for VAW Desk Officers and Barangay Captains and Culmination Activity at the Events Center of SM City Butuan on December 12. 

Meanwhile, posting of Safe Spaces streamers in Department of Tourism (DOT)-accredited Tourism establishments will be conducted within the duration of the campaign. 

The 18-Day Campaign to End VAW supports the Philippine government’s goal of protecting the human rights of women and girls by upholding its commitment to address all forms of gender-based violence as enshrined in the 1987 Constitution. By virtue of Republic Act 10398 or the Act declaring November 25 of every year as the National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of VAWC, government agencies are mandated to raise awareness on the problem of violence and the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)