Violence Against Women: issues and Concerns

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Presentation of Atty. Ana Cristal, President of WIN, during the 10th General Assembly in Batangas City

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Violence Against Women: issues and Concerns

  1. 1. THE SALIENT FEATURES, ISSUES, PROBLEMS, AND CONCERNS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF R.A. 9262 OR THE ANTI-VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMENAND THEIR CHILDREN ACT (ANTI- VAWC) OF 2004.
  2. 2. SALIENT FEATURES OF THE ANTI- VAWC ACT
  3. 3. a. Barangay Protection Order (BPO)b. Temporary Protection Order (TPO)c. Permanent Protection Order (PTO)
  4. 4. VAWC is now a public crime.
  5. 5. Immunity from suit ofpersons who responds orintervene to a woman beingabused.
  6. 6. Providing for a HoldDeparture Order against therespondents.
  7. 7. Criminal Acts under R.A. 92621. Physical Abuse2. Sexual Abuse3. Psychological Abuse4. Economic or Financial Abuse
  8. 8. Additional paid leave ofabsence from work for ten(10) days.
  9. 9. Providing for the rights ofthe victim to be treated withdignity, avail of legal services,and support services from theDSWD and the LGU. LGU
  10. 10. PROBLEMS IN THEENFORCEMENT OF R.A. 9262ANTI VAWC
  11. 11. J a. udges who continueto believe that the ANTI –VAWC is unfair to men or isunconstitutional.
  12. 12. b. ANTI – VAWCdestroys the unity of thefamily, that they must keepfamilythe marriage inviolabledespite the violence of thehusband.husband
  13. 13. Creation of SpecializedCourts to handle Violenceagainst Women and theirChildren in order to guaranteetimely and efficient handlingof VAWC Cases.
  14. 14. Raising public awarenessand passage of laws providingfor compulsory education in alllevels of schooling on the rightsof women and girls, promoting girlsgender equality and inparticular, the rights of womenand girls to be free from allforms of violence.
  15. 15. a. National Women’s phone hotline.b. Temporary Sheltersc. Legal Service
  16. 16. d. Livelihood and long time supporte. Counseling and specialized services for particulargroups of women.
  17. 17. Maraming Salamat atMabuhay ang mga Kababaihan ng ating Bayan!ATTY. ANA LUZ B. CRISTAL CPA, MNSA 09196551907

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