Caraga State University thru the Gender and Development (GAD) office Focal Person Dr. Lilia Z. Boyles, together with other line Agencies and LGU’s in Caraga Region participated in the kick-off activity of the 18 day campaign on “Walk to End Violence Against Women” last November 25, 2014.
The year’s theme is “End VAW Now! It’s Our Duty!” echoes the clarion call to the ordinary Juana and Juan in harboring deep concern for women and girls by reporting cases of gender-based violence, participation to advocacy works, and engaging in various discussions on women’s rights.
The campaign’s objective is to increase awareness of rights-bearer on violence against women and to augment the efforts of duty-bearers in eliminating gender-based violence, to increase commitment of rights-holder in eliminating violence against women and children, and to forge partnership among stakeholders in addressing VAW.
Among those who joined the fun walk to end VAW from Guingona Park to the provincial covered court were, Dr. Armie Leila M. Mordeno, Ms. Adrilene Mae J. Castaños, Ms. Ordem K. Maglente, Ms. Emma Aguipo, Mr. Melecio F.Mozo, AgripinoPaurillo, Reian Marl Zulita, Rowena Jorquia and Josephine Belmonte. Dr. Nelia S.Raganas and Ms. Cherry I.Tabada followed at the venue. The opening program ended with a cooling down Zumba dance exercise.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) spearheads the said activity with the Regional Development Council-Gender and Development Coordinating Committee (RDC-GADCC) headed by Atty. Marilyn M. Pintor.