The 18-day campaign to end violence against women (VAW) starts this November 25 and will end at December 12. This campaign will highlight several awareness-raising tactics about gender-based violence, strengthening local work and establishing a clear link between local and international work.
The campaign’s objectives are the following:
- To increase support and commitment of duty holders particularly government agencies, at the national and local level, in eliminating violence against women and children.
- To sustain and improve policies, laws and mechanisms addressing VAW.
- To forge partnerships among stakeholders in addressing VAW.
Participate and support this year’s 18-day campaign by changing any of your social media account’s display picture and cover photo throughout the campaign period. The official poster may be found at the 18 Days Campaign Against Violence Against Women Facebook page.
Reference: Philippine Commission on Women. 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW). Retrieved from http://www.pcw.gov.ph/event/18-day-campaign-end-violence-against-women-vaw-2013.