Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 224 and 227 and Republic Act No. 6489, the Department of Information and Communications Technology joins the country in the annual observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) on November 25 to December 12.
The End VAW campaign is spearheaded by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW).
The theme of the campaign is ‘VAW-Free Community Starts with Me” to give emphasis on everyone’s commitment and contributions in ending VAW and to continue our pursuit on our common vision of a VAW-free community. Specifically, the campaign has the following objectives:
- Increase public awareness on VAW and the vision of creating VAW-free communities through various activities;
- Present an ideal picture of a VAW-free community, thereby inspiring the general public to make a personal commitment to end violence against women and children;
- Highlight what each person or sector can do in promoting VAW-FREE communities ; and
- Forge partnerships with both private and public sector in advocating for a VAW-free community.
All DICT employees are enjoined to participate in the culmination program on Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1300-1700 at the DICT-AVR. This activity is a joint effort of the Gender and Development Team and the Cybersecurity Bureau. #VAWFreeDICT