Background and Policy Mandates
The Philippine Commission on Women, in coordination with the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and their Children (IACVAWC) spearheads the nationwide observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW.
The campaign is conducted annually to raise awareness that VAW is a public issue of national concern. It is in line with 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 bases for the annual advocacy event:
-Proclamation 1172 s. 2006 – Declaring 25 November to 12 December as the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW)
-Republic Act 1098 (2013) – Declaring November of every year as National Consciousness Day for the elimination of Violence against women and children
PSHS-CRC joins the national observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women