18-Day Campaign to End VAW

In 2002, the Philippine Government joined the global 16-Day Action Against Gender-Based Violence campaign led by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. The Campaign runs from November 25 (recognized as the International Day to Eliminate VAW) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day).

Four years later, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed Proclamation No. 1172, extending the Campaign to 18 days to include December 12 — commemorating the signing of the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, supplementing the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crimes. The campaign was further strengthened in 2008 when the United Nations Secretary-General launched the UNiTE by 2030 to End VAW Campaign.

In 2012, November 25 was declared the annual Philippine National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of VAWC by virtue of Republic Act 10398. Government agencies are mandated to raise awareness on VAW and push for the creation of laws and relevant mechanisms.

The Council collaborates with PCW to observe the Campaign and conduct other anti-VAW advocacies. For more information about the annual 18-Day Campaign activities, please visit the PCW website or PCW Facebook Page.

Visit this page for more information on the Campaign.