DepEd joins campaign on violence against women and human trafficking
The Department of Education, along with the Philippine Commission on Women and the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and their Children, joins the observance of the 18-day campaign to end violence against women (VAW) from November 25 to December 12.
The campaign focuses on information dissemination about VAW and how the victims and survivors of violence can seek assistance from government and non-government organizations.
Gender and Development lesson exemplars which also teaches equality between men and women is currently being incorporated in lessons among elementary and high school students in public schools.
“It is important that children learn at an early age that violence in any form is not acceptable more so if inflicted against women and children,” said Education Secretary Armin Luistro. He added that gender equality is integrated across subjects such as English, Filipino, Araling Panlipunan and even Mathematics.
Meanwhile, in observance of the week-long trafficking in persons (TIP), DepEd is also joining the awareness program of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) from December 5 to 12.
The campaign aims to inform the community on the modus operandi of traffickers and educate young students on the issue because of their vulnerability to traffickers.
The information campaign will be via a 40-minute film showing during the Makabayan lesson or any equivalent subject in selected public schools across the country.