Address: DSWD Building, Constitution Hills, Batasan Complex, Quezon City
Tel. No.: (632) 931-8101 to 07


  1. Ensure the gender responsiveness of all its programs and projects, particularly those relating to VAWC;
  2. Ensure the nationwide implementation of the National Family Violence Prevention Program;
  3. Continue to improve the center and community-based services and develop programs responsive to the needs and concerns of victim-survivors of VAWC;
  4. Raise gender sensitivity among social workers and other direct-service providers through:
    • Supporting the conduct of Gender-Sensitivity Training (GSTs) in all regional offices for DSWD staff; and 
    • Review and ensure that policies and mechanisms in the Department, particularly its bureaus and attached agencies are gender-sensitive and gender-responsive;
  5. Develop and/or integrate VAWC core messages in the Code of Ethics of social workers;
  6. Make available productivity skills and other capability-building programs for VAWC victim-survivors;
  7. Develop programs, rehabilitation, counseling, and other support interventions to facilitate the recovery/healing and reintegration of victim-survivors of abuse into the communities;
  8. Conduct technical assistance and capability-building programs for social welfare officers/social workers of LGUs, NGOs, and other interest groups; 
  9. Create mechanisms where women and girls can report VAWC cases in a safe and confidential environment, free from fear and retaliation;
  10. Develop programs to rehabilitate perpetrators;
  11. Adopt/develop procedures for  handling VAWC cases;
  12. Accredit NGOs, counselors, and social workers that provide programs and services to VAWC victim-survivors; and
  13. Periodically monitor and evaluate these NGOs to ensure that they meet the standards set by the Department and the Council.