The Civil Service Commission Regional Office No. VI joins the nation in the 18-day campaign on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW) which runs from November 25 to December 12, 2016.
This year’s theme is “VAW-Free Community Starts With Me,” which gives emphasis on everyone’s commitment and contributions to ending VAW and the continued pursuit for a VAW-free community.
To increase public awareness on VAW and the vision of creating a VAW-free community, several activities were lined up by the Ugsad Regional Gender Resource Center in Iloilo City. As a cooperating member of the Ugsad, CSC RO VI joined some of the events spearheaded by the organization. One of the activities is the Caravan to End Violence Against Women and Children (EVAWC) held on November 25, 2016. With participants from both the public and private sectors, the caravan started at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas and ended at SM City Iloilo where a program and the opening of exhibit followed at the SM City Iloilo Activity Center.
On December 6, 2016, CSC RO VI personnel also participated in the Public Forum on VAW where Assistant Secretary of Health Maria Francia M. Laxamana, Office for Technical Services, Department of Health- Central Office, served as guest of honor. The said forum was held at the Iloilo Science and Technology University, Iloilo City. Students as well as participants from various government agencies and private sector also attended the said activity.
Other activities led by Ugsad are the Film Showing of the movie “Not My Daughter” at UPV on November 29, 2016, Orange Your Icon, Hanging of Streamers, and Installation of EVAWC Commitment Tree.