USTP joins the observance of the 18-day campaign to end VAWC
Ms. Maria Theresa Amper and Engr. Wilfred Clark Sevilla
USTP CDO Extension and Community Relations Division
The University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) in Cagayan de Oro joined the observance of the 18-day campaign of Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) that started last November 25 up to December 12, 2021, to honor the rights of women and to be able to advocate the end of violence against women.
Violence Against Women (VAW) violates human rights and continues to be one of the country’s social problems over the years. The reports by women showed that up until now, discrimination is still happening. 18,945 VAW cases were reported to the Philippine National Police of Women and Child Protection Center between 15-49 years old from March 2020 to August 2021. VAWC violates the fundamental right of women to live a life free from violence, and it also affects women by leaving them with long-term physical, psychological, sexual, and mental consequences.
USTP supports the campaign by posting women’s rights and laws on social media about Violence and the Rights of Women. The University also played an informative video about VAWC that was put up in the school lobby, distributed pins and catalogs to various offices, and put up some LED walls on hallways.
Infographics and Videos for the campaign were posted in different areas of USTP.
Pins and Catalogues were distributed to USTP Personnel.
The University encourages men and women to help every helpless woman they know who is going through violence to make the world safer for women and let women live freely. As Mahatma Gandhi said, “If you want to change the world, start with yourself.”