Understanding Violence Against Women and Children: Policy Innovations & Interventions
Jonald Fontanilla Carrera (Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University)
Violence against women is an obstacle to the achievement of the objectives of equality, development and peace. It both violates and impairs or nullifies the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms. In all societies, to a greater or lesser degree, women and girls are subjected to physical, sexual and psychological abuse that cuts across lines of income, class and culture. The low social and economic status of women can be both a cause and a consequence of this violence. The study aimed to determine the current situation of VAWC cases in the City of San Fernando, La Union using qualitative-quantitative research design. Salient provisions of the said law were the bases in crafting the questionnaire which was the primary data-gathering tool. Findings show that current situation of VAWC in the City of San Fernando includes cases fall both in economic and physical abuse. Anent thereto, the extent of implementation of VAWC Law along the identified areas is moderately implemented. Based on the findings of the study, the researcher concluded that victims were deprived of financial support due to unwarranted circumstances; provisions of VAWC law are given full attention for stricter compliance; and the intervention program gives emphasis on the Commission’s mandate in addressing the needs of the victims.
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Theme A: Public Sector Transformations
Institutional and Policy Innovations and Reforms towards Sustainable Development