From 25 November to 12 December, the MWSS Regulatory Office (RO) through its Gender and Development (GAD) Committee, held a series of activities in support of the 2022 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW). These activities aimed to promote awareness of the various forms of violence women and girls experience and the laws that protect them.
MWSS RO officials, employees, and stakeholders actively participated in initiatives such as the “Dekada 70” Film Showing at the UPFI Film Center Cine Adarna and the Paraluman Project: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Activity for a Violence Free Community at the CRIBS Foundation in Antipolo City, which were conducted in partnership with the UP Upsilon Sigma Phi; the “United to End VAW” Unity Walk spearheaded by the MWSS RO MOVE Chapter; Gender Sensitivity Training; and the “Men Opposed to VAW Everywhere” (MOVE) Orientation. MWSS RO personnel also showcased their End-VAW advocacy through Tiktok and Mixed Media Arts Contests.
Moreover, in line with the Office’s thrust of providing more gender-responsive services to its stakeholders, members of the MWSS RO GAD Committee held a Training/Workshop on the Formulation of the MWSS RO Gender and Development Plan and Budget for Fiscal Year 2023 from 28-30 September. Representatives of the Committee also attended the Annual National Conference 2022 of the Women’s and Gender Studies Association of the Philippines from 22 to 25 November.
The Philippine Commission on Women, in coordination with the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and Children (IACVAWC), leads the annual nationwide observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW.
Learn more about this year’s End VAW Campaign here:
Read Republic Act No. 11313 or “Safe Spaces Act” (Bawal Bastos Law) here:
Check out the MWSS RO’s GAD-related programs and activities here: