In 2012, the Aklan Police Provincial Office Women and Children’s Protection Desk has recorded 280 Violence Against Women cases. In 2013, it increased by 145% recording 406 cases, and tripled in 2014 recording 856. This statistic continues to rise with 748 cases in 2015 and 956 recorded last year. Prompted by the continuing escalation in reported VAW cases, the Provincial Government of Aklan through the Aklan GAD Commission will again commemorate the 18 DAY Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) from November 25 to December 12. Focusing on this year’s theme: “VAW Free Community Starts with ME”, the Aklan GAD Commission has conceptualized an Advocacy Campaign Project to intensify advocacy on VAW.
Two of the activities set are the (1) VAW Free Video Making Contest and the (2) Aklan GAD Commission Logo Making Contest. Criteria and Mechanics are as follows.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the AGADC Secretariat at 268 5442 or 262 1555, and 09099369913.