Anti-Violence: Women and Children

Anti-Violence: Women and Children

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Dylie Wayne Justopito started this petition to Philippine Commission on Women

         There are many cases of women and children who are violated because they are less privilege that is why President Arroyo signed the RA 9262 or that we called VAWC, recognizing. The need to protect the family and its members particularly women and children from violence to the personal safety and security. 

          The Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children was the result of a decade of advocacy of victims-survivors, women's rights advocates and organizations, legislators and national government agencies. The passage of this law marked the State's compliance under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The broad definition of violence against women in the law was developed following the Declaration of the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

           The law is gender specific, protecting the rights if women only and the children affected by the violence. Only women may file actions under the Anti-VAWC act, while the offenders may either be men or women with whom the victim are or were in an intimate relationship, because of the law cover.

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