With the theme "CEDAW ng Bayan: ReMOVE VAW, Campaign to End Violence against Women highlighted the critical roles of governments, at the macro level, and of men, as individuals and groups, at the micro level, in curbing and responding sensitively to violence against women. While there is a call to get all levels of government to become more violence against women-responsive, the Campaign also recognized the concrete efforts of local government units (LGUs) and members of the judiciary in promoting women's human rights and in addressing gender-based violence through the
Search for Outstanding VAW-Responsive LGUs and the Gender Justice Awards II.
Furthering previous efforts to build a network of male advocates against violence against women, the campaign also highlighted the vital role of men in the fight against VAW through the First National Congress of the Men Opposed to VAW Everywhere (MOVE) held last December 5. With the theme "Kilos Mga Kalalakihan! Sugpuin Ang Karahasan Laban Sa Kababaihan!" the MOVE Congress was simultaneously held in four sites namely Sulo Hotel, Quezon City (Metro Manila) Quezon Province (Luzon), Aklan (Visayas) and Davao City (Mindanao), through video conferencing.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of the Philippines to the questionnaire on violence against women, 2008