Did you know: November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

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The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marked every year on November 25, is a global advocacy effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women. 

Women worldwide continue to face unacceptable levels of violence.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has further contributed to the increasing risks of violence, particularly domestic violence against women.

If you are experiencing violence during COVID-19:

  • Don’t hesitate to Reach Out to supportive family friends or neighbors;
  • Call a hotline or access information online if possible;
  • Seek out local services for survivors.
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VAWC Hotlines

POLICE/INVESTIGATION ASSISTANCE

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

  • Public Attorney’s Office (PAO)
  • Hotline: (02) 8929-9436 local 106, 107, or 159 (local “0” for operator)
  • (+62) 9393233665
  • Email address: pao_executive@yahoo.com

REFERRAL SERVICES

Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and their Children

DILG DIRECTORY OF BARANGAY OFFICIALS

Other VAW Hotlines

Watch the first episode of the Online Talakayan towards VAW-free Barangays, it’s all aVAWt, below.

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