With the "VAW-free community starts with Me" backdrop and orange shirts, the Philippine Consulate General in Agana officers and staff led by Consul & Acting Head of Post Alex O. Vallespin (3rd from right) join the Philippine Government’s 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) from 25 November to 12 December 2020 by holding the Monday flag ceremony followed followed by the playing of the video of the Campaign to End VAW prayer on 30 November 2020 (Photo: PCG Agana)
The Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam, led by Consul and Acting Head of Post Alex O. Vallespin, joins the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) from 25 November to 12 December 2020, an advocacy campaign that is observed annually as mandated by Proclamation 1172 s. 2006.
On 30 November 2020, the Consulate team on duty for the week held the Monday flag ceremony followed by the playing of the video of the Campaign to End VAW prayer.
In consonance with the campaign theme "VAW-free community starts with Me" for the period 2016 to 2021, this year's focus is on capacitating VAW Desk Officers and other officials on how to handle VAW cases. It also reiterates everyone's commitment and contributions on ending VAW and calls on the general public to make a personal commitment to end violence against women and children.
At the forefront of the Campaign is the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) . Visit PCW's website for more information on activities and how to support the Campaign.