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Hotline for violence against women and children launched

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The Gender Watch Against Violence and Exploitation (G-WAVE), with a private entrepreneur and a telecommunications company, Thursday launched a hotline program where women and children victims of maltreatment and abuse can call and seek assistance. {{more}}

Cindy Uy of G-WAVE stressed that the target beneficiaries of this hotline program are women and children from as far as Canlaon City in the north and the municipality of Basay in the south of Negros Oriental.

These are women and children who have less access to information regarding the laws, especially the law on violence against women and children, and what to do upon experiencing the same, she said.

Uy sought the help of local chief executives for the success of the program and for the welfare of women and children in their respective localities.

G-WAVE has a pool of lawyers and counselors and can also do referrals if victims need psycho-social interventions.

Last year, 312 women and children victims of violence had sought legal assistance from G-WAVE, some had settled under the so-called “Alternative Dispute Resolution” and others have cases pending in different courts.

Uy said that G-WAVE is also partnering with the Department of Interior and Local Government in the implementation of the barangay protection order in cases of violence in the barangays. (PNA)









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