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In observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women, the First Cavite Industrial Estate – Human Resource, Finance and Admin Practitioners, Inc. (FCIE-HRAP), in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) CALABARZON through the DOLE Cavite Provincial Office (CPO), conducted a Continuing Labor Education Seminar (CLES) recently to workers and employers of different locators in FCIE, particularly on workplace provisions on Anti-Violence Against Women (VAW).

The 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women is an annual observance meant to raise awareness and ignite action for protecting the human rights of women and girls against all forms of gender-based violence.

This year marks the 20th year since the Philippines first supported the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence – with the theme, “United for VAW-free Philippines”.

Ms. Ma. Angelique E. Yaun, Senior Labor and Employment Officer of DOLE CPO, discussed the legal and policy framework and definition of VAW to the participants. The different forms of VAW were also enumerated and explained one by one to broaden the awareness and knowledge of the participants.

Aside from the most common form of violence, which is physical violence, VAW has three more forms of violence, namely: sexual, psychological and economic abuse. Regardless of the form of VAW, victims are encouraged to stand-up for their rights and avail the privileges and benefits under the law.

The activity was attended by eighty (80) participants from forty (40) companies in FCIE located in Dasmariñas City, Cavite.

It is indispensable to educate the participants, especially the women, on their right against violence and all forms of abuse since they are prone to the occurrence of violence in their workplace due to lack of awareness. These unwanted events could be avoided if the workers are well informed of their rights and on how to address and handle this kind of situation.

Women are known for their patience and numerous other strengths. Throughout history, the world has witnessed many great women of strength. However, amidst these greatness lies a violence untold that will surely leave a scar for the rest of their lives. There are women who are not strong enough to share their dreadful stories.

Violence against women (VAW) is a grave violation of women’s rights and fundamental freedoms. It manifests deep-seated discrimination and gender inequality and continues to be one of the country’s perennial social problems.

With this, various measures and mechanisms have been employed and implemented to address it. One of which is the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW.

As the government intensifies its campaign to end VAW, the DOLE promotes awareness on the forms of violence that women and girls experience and provide them information on laws protecting their rights. Women and girls must live free of fear, violence and insecurity.

CLES is under the Labor and Employment Education Services of DOLE which aims to enlighten, educate and provide knowledge on the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers, work ethics, values, skills and other relevant topics to enable them and other stakeholders to become responsible partners in the attainment of productive, stable and decent workplace.


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