Country Philippines
Year 2008
Type of Measure Violence against women > Regulations
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence, Trafficking

Brief Description


The performance standards proceed from legal mandates provided by national laws as well as various international conventions and declarations. These legal mandates and the existing services and operations of the agency relating to violence against women (VAW) are presented in the baseline report as the context in which the performance standards were developed.  The standards were developed (1) as a tool for direct service providers to respond effectively to cases of VAW, (2) as a means to gauge the level of compliance with national policies, (3) as basis for generating concrete data needed for program development and policy formulation, and (4) as advocacy tool for protecting women’s human rights especially of VAW victims.

Each set is introduced by an Overview, followed by the Performance Standards and an Assessment Tool to guide compliance with the standards as well as generating data for monitoring and evaluation purposes. The data generated is also a tool for prioritization and planning particularly in the use of the GAD budget. A Baseline Report is also included to put the standards in context. The package consists of five sets of documents for each of the five service categories, represented by the government agency tasked primarily to render such type of service, as follows: 
•    Philippine National Police (PNP) for investigatory services or procedures
•    Department of Health (DOH) for medical or hospital-based services 
•    Department of Social Welfare and Development (SWD) for psychosocial services    
•    Department of Justice (DOJ) for legal/prosecution services 
•    Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Local Government Unit (LGUs) for anti-VAW services at the barangay, municipal, city and provincial levels

Full Text

Performance Standards and Assessment Tools for Services Addressing Violence against Women

Source of Information

Response of the Government of the Philippines to the questionnaire on violence against women, 2008