Home > United Nations Online Network in Public Administration and Finance (UNPAN)
1. Global
Global
2. Africa
Africa
3. Arab States
Arab States
4. Asia & Pacific
Asia & Pacific
5. Europe
Europe
6. Latin America & Caribbean
Latin America & Caribbean
7. North America
North America
UNPAN Asia & Pacific




Public Administration News  
Share
Philippines to Launch Campaign to End Violence Against Women
Source: news.xinhuanet.com
Source Date: Saturday, November 24, 2012
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Country: Philippines
Created: Nov 27, 2012

MANILA, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Philippine government will launch a campaign aiming at protecting and upholding the rights of women, particularly during the times of armed conflict and disasters, senior Philippine official said Saturday.

It is said that the "18-day Campaign to End Violence against Women" led by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) will kick off on Sunday.

"The 18-day campaign aims to raise awareness of the national government agencies, local government units, and the general public about gender-based violence in crisis situations," PCW chairperson Remedios Rikken said.

According to her, gender-based violence refers to any harmful act that is perpetrated against a person's will on the basis of gender differences.

The campaign is in line with the directives of Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III for the PCW to spearhead the promotion of gender equality and the implementation of the Magna Carta of Women, or known as Republic Act No. 9710.
News Home

 Tag This
 Tell A Friend
 Favorite
del.icio.us digg this Slashdot
Rate:
0 ratings
Views: 167

Comments: 0 Favorited: 0 Bookmarked: 0 Tagged: 0



0 Comments | Login to add comment

Site map | FAQs | Terms and Privacy | Contact Us
Copyright 2008-2010 by UNPAN - United Nations Public Administration Network