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1 UNITE Against Domestic Violence NOW! Presented by: CONGRESSWOMAN BERNADETTE “BH” HERRERA-DY Bagong Henerasyon Partylist

2 1987 Philippine Constitution “The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution”

3 1987 Philippine Constitution “The State recognizes the Filipino family as the foundation of the nation. Accordingly, it shall strengthen its solidarity and actively promote its total development”

4 Republic Act #9262 “Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004” “the State values the dignity of women and children and guarantees full respect for human rights” …also recognizes the need to protect the family and its members particularly women and children, from violence and threats to their personal safety and security.

5 a Filipina is a victim of domestic abuse every two hours “What will happen to me if I leave?” “What will happen to my children?” Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada “According to the 2008 National Demographic and health Survey, one in five women in the Philippines between ages of 15 and 49 years has experienced domestic violence.”

6 Center for Women’s Resources (CWR) -Documented 47.74% increase in cases of violence against women and children - from 18,242 in 2009 to 26,951 in Rape cases in 2010 – 4,572 as reported by Women and Children Child Protection Center of the PNP – 19 of which incestuous (13% increase) - 1 woman beaten by the partners and husbands every 43 minutes - 1 child battered every hour and 20 minutes - A woman or child harassed every 4 hours - 500,000 victims of prostitution (100,000 children) - 11 women die every day due to complications in childbirth

7 Republic Act #9262 “Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004” …criminalizes physical, sexual and psychological violence against women and children, as well as economic abuse. UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women Beijing Platform for Action

8 Philippine Culture Many people would argue that these are private matters to be resolved between couples – but this way of thinking must be shattered.

9 Violence mental illnesses broken family relationships injury death

10 HOUSE BILL/SSHORT TITLESTATUS HB04434 AN ACT DECLARING NOVEMBER 25 OF EVERY YEAR AS “NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN” Approved by the House on , transmitted and received by the Senate on Bills on Women (as of 24 November 2012) Objective November 25 of every year is hereby declared ad “National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women”

11 House Bill No Key Provisions Government agencies and instrumentalities, GOCCs, and LGUs shall organize, engage, or participate in activities designed to raise public awareness on the problems of violence against women. Government Media Agencies (PCOO, PIA, Bureau of Broadcast) and other members of the concerned government media shall be mandated to allocate a minimum of 1 hour airtime for programs raising public awareness on the problems of violence against women. KPB affiliated television and radio networks are encouraged to allocate airtime for said programs. Local news papers and magazines are encouraged to highlight the problems against women and elimination off all forms of violence against women.

12 House Bill No DepED, CHED, TESDA in cooperation with PWC shall lead public and private school communities in organizing consciousness raising activities. The PCW and the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking shall coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the activities in the annual 18 day campaign at the national level. The Regional Inter Agency Committee on Trafficking and VAWC shall coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the activities at the provincial, municipal, and barangay level.

13 HOUSE BILL/SSHORT TITLESTATUS HB05734 AN ACT DEFINING THE CRIME OF SEXUAL INFIDELITY AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE ARTICLE 333 (ADULTERY), ARTICLE 334 (CONCUBINAGE) AND ARTICLES 344 AND 345 OF TITLE ELEVEN, BOOK II OF ACT NO. 3815, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL CODE On Second Reading Bills on Women (as of 24 November 2012) To protect the institution of marriage by penalizing acts of sexual infidelity; and To eliminate gender bias in our statutes for the crimes of adultery and concubinage.

14 HOUSE BILL/SSHORT TITLESTATUS HB06155 AN ACT ESTABLISHING RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND CRISIS ASSISTANCE CENTERS FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN EVERY PROVINCE AND CITY OF THE COUNTRY, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8505, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'RAPE VICTIM ASSISTANCE AND PROTECTION ACT OF 1998' Approved on Second Reading; transmitted and received by the Senate on Bills on Women (as of 24 November 2012)

15 House Bill No Objective To provide assistance to women in crisis not merely to rape victims, but to other victims of unfortunate circumstances. Key Provisions Establishment of Resource Development and Crisis Centers Formulate a program for the rehabilitation, development and protection of women and children

16 HOUSE BILL/SSHORT TITLESTATUS HB06620 AN ACT EXPANDING THE DEFINITION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT, STRENGTHENING THE MECHANISM FOR ITS PREVENTION AND INCREASING THE PENALTIES THEREFOR, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7877, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'ANTI- SEXUAL HARASSMENT ACT OF 1995' On Second Reading Bills on Women (as of 24 November 2012)

17 House Bill No Objective To deter acts of sexual harassment within and outside the workplace by expanding the scope of acts constituting sexual harassment and enforcing stiffer penalties thereon Key Provisions Expands the scope of acts constituting sexual harassment by defining the term as an “act or a series of acts, committed physically or verbally or with the use of electronic or available technology or any other means committed within or outside the place of employment, training, or education”.

18 House Bill No Further defines sexual harassment committed by those in authority such as an employer, manager, supervisor, teacher, professor, coach, or any other person, who because of their influence or moral ascendency over other’s work, training, or education, commits or makes unwanted or unwelcome sexual advance, request or demand for sexual favor. The bill impose maximum penalty on these violators Mandates the creation of a Committee on Decorum and Investigation / CODI for cases of sexual harassment within the workplace or education/training institutions Mandates that in the case of employment related sexual harassment resulting in constructive dismissal of the employee, and employer found liable shall also be liable for damages and benefits such employee is entitled to under labor and other laws

19 HOUSE BILL #967 “MOTHER RAPE PREVENTION ACT” An Act Establishing The Movement To Help Eradicate Rape And Other Female Abuses (Mother) Mandating The Compulsary Teaching Of Self-defense To All Female Constituents, Appropriating Funds Therfor And Other Purposes The State needs a program to implement and enhance the protection of females providing a more responsive scheme of prevention imposing the self-defense be taught to every female

20 HOUSE BILL #1478 An Act Prescribing The Penalties For An Immediate Superior Or Senior Official Of An Agency, Public Or Private, Who Denies Application For Leave Of Absence By A Victim-survivor Of Violence Against Women And Their Regulation (IRR) Of Republic Act No, 9262, Otherwise Known As The Anti-Violence Against Women And Their Children Act Of 2004, Amending For The Purpose, The Said Law

21 HOUSE BILL #4639 “ADVERTISEMENT REGULATION ACT OF 2011” An Act Penalizing Any Advertising Agency, Television Or Radio Station And Publication Which Exploit Women And Glorify Sexual Violence In Its Advertisements Recognizing and realizing the need to protect the morals of society from machinations and manipulations of advertisements of various media designed to increase profit

22 HOUSE BILL #5334 “ADDITIONAL LEAVE FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT OF 2011” An Act Granting An Additional 15-day Paid Leave For Eligible Employees Who are Victims Of Domestic Violence, Amending Section 43 Of Republic Act 9262, Or The Anti-violence Against Women And Their Children Act Of 2004

23 House Bill No House Bill No “The Positive And Non-Violent Discipline Of Children Act” Corporal Punishment refers to cruel and unusual punishment or act that subjects the child to indignities and other excessive chastisement that embarrasses or humiliates the child carried out to discipline, train or control, inflicted by an adult or by another child, who has been given or has assumed authority or responsibility for punishment or discipline. Aims to eliminate all forms of corporal punishment in all settings.

24 Over the years, members of the Zonta International District 17 have worked to improve the economic, legal, political, and professional status of women through service and advocacy.

25 Let us continue to build a strong movement for women empowerment and change in our community, with all of you here placed at the forefront of this change.

26 Together, we must strive towards a safe and abundant quality of life for each and every Filipina, and build a caring community that our next generations will cherish, nourish, and value.

27 Thank you


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