MANILA, Nov. 24 — The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Quezon City government forged another partnership for the 2014 Walk to End Violence Against Women (VAW) on Tuesday at Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) in Quezon City.
The activity marks the beginning of the annual observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW, which will end on Dec. 12.
The Walk to End VAW is expected to be participated in by at least 5,000 individuals from national government agencies, local government units, civil society organizations, academe, and students, among others. This gathering aims to echo a united voice in ending Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC).
The walk, which will begin at exactly 6 a.m., will be immediately followed by a short program at Liwasang Aurora inside the QMC.
Shortly after the program, Public Service and Crisis Center Booths shall be opened to the public with the aim to provide services to victims and survivors of VAWC.
The PCW is enjoining the public to visit the booths and avail of free services such as legal consultation, VAW help desk, and membership records updating, among others.
Below are the participating agencies/organizations to the public service booths:
Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Public Attorneys Office (PAO), Social Security System (SSS), PhilHealth,Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Philippine National Police-Women and Children Protection Center (PNP-WCPC), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Department of Health (DOH), Women Lawyers Association of the Philippines (WLAP), Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP).
The 2014 Walk to End VAW is made possible by the generous support from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Philippine Red Cross (PRC), Commuter TV, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Inter-Agency Council Against Violence Against Women (IACVVAWC), Presidential Museum and Library, SM Supermalls, and Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC). (PNA)