Proclamation No. 1172 extended the national campaign to 18 days including December 12– a historic date that marked the signing in the year 2000 of the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children.
In 2016, the Inter-Agency Council of Violence against Women adopted the theme “VAW-free community starts with me” for the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence against Women.
The Zamboanga City Water District thru its Gender and Development fully supports the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence against Women, as such is just one of the few activities of the Committee.
Employees were encouraged to wear their VAW Advocacy shirts on November 26, 2021 which attracted public’s curiosity which provided opportunities for advocates to explain and to declare their support to the advocacy.
(Sundae Grace P. Najar)