Country Philippines
Year 2017
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Philippines Commission on Women (PCW) first launched the VAW Experiential Museum in November 2017 as part of the 18 Days Campaign to end Violence against Women (25 Nov to 12 Dec). It is an interactive and site-specific walk-through event which immerses the audience to different forms of VAW manifested in familiar situations and social institutions such as the home, school, workplace, community, and even in digital media. It is hoped that as the audience walk through the museum, they will develop compassion and concern towards the victim-survivors and later commit to become an instrument in ending VAW. Building on the success of the first VAW Experiential Museum, the PCW staged another run of the activity in 2018. The museum repositions its goal of primary prevention to focus on a younger audience, specifically engaging high school and college students and youth organizations. Aside from understanding the various forms of VAW committed in different institutions and spheres, the audience will get a chance to learn and ask questions about the various direct VAW-related legal, psychosocial, and medical services which they can avail.

Source of Information

Philippines's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.33-34