November 25, 2019. The Provincial Government Employees wore orange shirts to support the campaign of Violence Against Women, an act of gender-based violence that results in physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life. Violence against women (VAW) is not just a major public health problem but also a grave violation of human rights. It extremely manifests gender inequity, targeting women because of their subordinate status in the society.

Mr. Vincent Secuya III was the newly elected president of VAW. He will be the one to educate or give seminars on the nature, causes, incidence, and consequences of such violence particularly towards educating the public on its social impacts.

Vice Governor Maria Cristina Atay supported the government’s goal of protecting the human rights of women by upholding its commitment to address all forms of gender-based violence. She also shared about the Anti-Polio campaign, on how to prevent and avoid this kind of infectious disease.

Meanwhile, Atty. Mark Christopher Babor shared his legal actions about forms of violence against women and their children. He talked about the dignity of women and children and how you should give full respect for human rights and the needs to protect the family and its members particularly women and children, from violence and threats to their personal safety and security which is stated in Republic Act 9262.

This campaign is to ensure the sustained education and training to prevent violence against women and their children under the Act.

Together we fight against Polio. The schedule for Anti-Polio Vaccine in this province starts today, November 25, 2019. PIO-LDN