February 2016


In response to the call of the national government to promote gender equality in the workplace, the Gender and Development Focal Point System held a Forum on Anti-Violence Against Women on February 11, 2016 at the University Gymnasium, Cavite State University.

The forum aimed to promote awareness on Anti-Violence Against Women and to identify measures to respond to the needs of victims of abuses.

Dr. Hernando D. Robles, VP for Administrative and Support Services discusses Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995 (RA 7877) while SPO2 Vivian Bernas, Chief, Women and Children Protection Center presents the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004 (RA 9262). Mr. Dionisio B. Dalusong, Chief- Institutional Development Division, DSWD Field Office IV-A provides Orientation on Men Opposed Violence Against Women Everywhere (MOVE).

Among the issues raised during the forum were:

  1. What are the laws that protect the LGBT community?
  2. How to create an organization on MOVE in CvSU?
  3. If the wife was beaten by her husband, is citizens arrest allowed?
  4. What are the steps in handling cases on Anti-Violence Against Women?

The forum was attended by 125 females and 66 males or a total of 191 faculty members and non-academic personnel of the Cavite State University and police officers. (SMRom)