- Zonta International District 17

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UNITE
Against
Domestic Violence
NOW!
Presented by:
CONGRESSWOMAN BERNADETTE “BH” HERRERA-DY
Bagong Henerasyon Partylist
1987 Philippine Constitution
“The State recognizes the sanctity of family life
and shall protect and strengthen the family
as a basic autonomous
social institution”
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”
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.
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.”
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 2010
- 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
UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of
Discrimination against Women
Beijing Platform for Action
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.
Philippine Culture
Many people would argue that these are
private matters to be resolved between
couples – but this way of thinking must be
shattered.
Violence
mental illnesses
broken family relationships
injury
death
Bills on Women (as of 24 November 2012)
HOUSE BILL/S
HB04434
SHORT TITLE
STATUS
AN ACT DECLARING Approved by the House
NOVEMBER 25 OF
on 2011-05-16,
EVERY YEAR AS
transmitted and
“NATIONAL
received by the Senate
CONSCIOUSNESS DAY
on 2011-05-24
FOR THE
ELIMINATION OF
VIOLENCE
AGAINST WOMEN”
Objective
 November 25 of every year is hereby declared ad “National
Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women”
House Bill No. 4434
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.
House Bill No. 4434
 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.
Bills on Women (as of 24 November 2012)
HOUSE BILL/S
SHORT TITLE
STATUS
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
 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.
Bills on Women (as of 24 November 2012)
HOUSE BILL/S
SHORT TITLE
STATUS
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 2012-05-23
House Bill No. 06155
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
Bills on Women (as of 24 November 2012)
HOUSE BILL/S
SHORT TITLE
STATUS
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 'ANTISEXUAL HARASSMENT ACT OF 1995'
On Second
Reading
House Bill No. 06620
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”.
House Bill No. 06620
 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
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
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
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
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
House Bill No. 4455
“The Positive And Non-Violent
Discipline Of Children Act”
Aims to eliminate all forms of
corporal punishment in all settings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you
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