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Cavite promotes awareness on gender-based violence

by Ruel Francisco
October 26, 2019


The participants in  Gender Based Violence Awareness Seminar at the Ceremonial Hall of the Provincial Capitol Building..

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – In the continuous battle against violence inflicted on women, the provincial government of Cavite thru the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) recently held a Gender Based Violence Awareness Seminar at the Ceremonial Hall of the Provincial Capitol Building.

Alvin Mojica Provincial Administrator for Community Affairs said in his welcome remarks that cooperation is needed in promoting awareness on preventing violence against women and children which should start at home and in the workplace.

On the other hand, 3rd District Board Member Dennis T. Lacson encouraged equality with the elimination of discrimination among sexes and shared his thought saying, “A good husband should know how to treat his partner right,” and also adding “Gawin mo yung tama siguradong hindi ka magkakamali.”

Meanwhile, former Board Member Irene Bencito said, “In order to gain respect, one should also treat people with respect,” urging the participants to refrain from gender stereotyping.

During the seminar, PCPT Renalyn P. Lim, Chief of WCPD and Social Welfare reported the VAWC situation and problems of LGUs based on the data gathered from January 2018 to August 2019.

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In 2018, out of 603 cases of violence against children, 207 were physical injuries/intentional mutilation cases and 153 rape cases while as of August 2019, out of the total 300 cases, 88 were physical injuries/intentional mutilation cases and 72 were other acts of abuse which mostly happened in the City of Dasmariñas, Bacoor and Imus.

She also elaborated the Anti-Photo and Voyeurism Act (RA 9995) reiterating the liabilities and penalties imposed in committing the crime and violating the law reminding everyone to "use the social media wisely and always think before they act or share.”

Officer II Rodolfo C. Buhay, RSW discussed at length the Gender Based Violence, Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children (RA 9262) and Anti-Human Trafficking (RA 9208).

The participants were asked to share their commitment by writing down their action to help end violence in the aspect of personal, family and in the workplace. They were encouraged by other officers and guest speakers from the PSWDO to share with their colleagues the learning they got, to put it into practice and as a public servant, always lend a helping hand to others.

The seminar was attended by male employees of the provincial government, officers of the PNP Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD), Men Opposed to Violence Everywhere (MOVE), and the Barangay VAW Desk. (Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite with reports from PICAD)

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