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1 December 2022, Singapore – The Philippine Embassy in Singapore joins the other departments and agencies of the Philippine Government in the observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) which runs from 25 November to 12 December 2022. Through this annual campaign, the Philippines reaffirms its commitment to eliminate VAW in all its forms – physical, sexual, economic and psychological.

The Campaign’s new six-year theme is “UNiTEd for a VAW-free Philippines” which aims to highlight the powerful impact of combining individual efforts towards a collaborative and united thrust towards a VAW-free Philippines.  

This year’s Campaign focuses on the country’s watershed moments in its anti-violence against women and children (VAWC) efforts such as the passage of pivotal laws, namely, the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act or RA 9208 in 2003, the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act or RA 9262 in 2004, the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act or RA 10364 in 2012, and the Safe Spaces Act or RA 11313 in 2019.

The Embassy invites kababayans to participate in online campaign threads and share personal experiences of violence and photos with the Stop VAW sign captioned with what can be done to contribute to a VAW-free community using the hashtags #RaiseYourVoice and #VowToEndVAW, respectively.  (END).

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