WeGovern Institute helps establish a VAW desk in Brgy. BF International Village


The Working for Empowerment and Good Governance Institute, Inc. (WeGovern Institute) proudly became a catalyst for the establishment of the women’s desk in Barangay BF International Village, Las Pinas City. Barangay Captain Filemon Aguilar, Jr. signed Resolution No. 01 Series of 2011, establishing a violence against women’s desk in their barangay on May 4, 2011, the same day WeGovern Institute conducted a seminar on the Magna Carta of Women among members of Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI), barangay tanods, kagawads, lupon members, barangay staff, leaders of homeowners association and clubs.


“We at WeGovern Institute are proud and happy to have helped the women of Barangay BF International Village place a mechanism that would protect and promote their rights and welfare ,” Liza Maza, President of the Board of Directors of WeGovern Institute.


“The protection of the rights of women is highly necessary in order to ensure the holistic development and empowerment of women. The establishment of a women’s desk is a commendable step for the barangay as it shows its commitment to one of the most vulnerable and marginalized sectors of our society,” Maza added.


Republic Act No. 9262, otherwise known as the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act requires every barangay to put up a women’s desk to which victims of any form of violence can go for assistance. Unfortunately, many communities still do not have this women’s rights protection mechanism.


WeGovern Institute’s programs and activities are aimed at the realization of the goals of RA 9262 and other laws and instruments created to empower people at the ground, most especially women. The Seminar on the Magna Carta of Women the Institute gives to Local Government Units, civil society organizations (non-government organizations and mainstream organizations) and the private sector, for instance, is aimed towards the promotion of women’s rights and welfare and ensuring the development of mechanisms that will move forward gender-responsive governance.

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