BulSU observes the 18-Day Campaign To End VAW

Bulacan State University Gender and Development Center joins the national observance of the 18-Day Campaign to end VAW

By Gender and Development Center

November 21, 2016

Campaign Background

The 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) is observed annually from November 25 to December 12 to raise awareness among all stakeholders that VAW is a public issue of national concern. It supports the Philippine Government's goal to protect the human rights of women and its commitment to address all forms of VAW. The following issuances provide the national legal mandates for the annual campaign:

Proclamation 1172 s. 2006 - Declaring 25 November to 12 December as the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW)

Republic Act 10398 (2013) - Declaring November 25 of Every Year as National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children

The Philippine Campaign to End VAW

The Philippine government has participated in this worldwide campaign to eliminate VAW since 2002. Recognizing that human trafficking is a form of VAW, Presidential Proclamation 1172 s. 2006 extended the national campaign to 18 days, to include December 12, a historic date that marked the start of opening for signature in year 2000 of the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime.

The 2016 18-Day Campaign To End VAW

With the theme "VAW-free community starts with Me", shifts the campaign to positive advocacy messaging, by giving emphasis on everyone's commitment and contributions in ending VAW, and our collaborative pursuit of our common vision of a VAW-free community.

Bulacan State University Gender and Development Center joins the national observance of the 18-Day Campaign to end VAW through the following series of programs.

November 21, 2016, Monday, Flag Raising Ceremony/EndVAW; 7:30AM at BulSU Activity Center

November 25, 2016, Friday, End VAW Fun Walk; 7:00 AM at BulSU Activity Center HRM Orientation with Basic GAD Awareness and EndVAW Seminar for Newly Hired Faculty, Non-Teaching Personnel and GAD Focal Point System; 9:00AM-5:00PM at BulSU Hostel Fuction Hall

December 5, 2016, Monday; 8:00AM-5:00PM; 2018 GAD Planning and Budgeting; 8:00AM-5:00PM at BulSU Hostel Function Hall.

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