performance standards and assessment tools for violence against women

The Philippine Commission on Women, in partnership with frontline agencies, developed performance standards to serve as a tool for direct service providers to respond effectively to VAW cases and to gauge compliance with national policies. It also serves as a basis for generating concrete data for program development and policy formulation.

Each of the performance standards is accompanied by an Assessment Tool. The Assessment Tool, which has the same parameters and indicators as the performance standards, aims to determine the degree to which the set standards are adhered.

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:

  • PNP for investigatory services or procedures
  • DOH for medical or hospital-based services
  • DSWD for psychosocial services
  • DOJ for legal/prosecution services
  • DILG and the LGUs for anti-VAW services at the barangay, municipal, city and provincial levels