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Philippine Embassy in Tokyo joins the campaign to end Violence Against Women

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10 December 2018 — The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo joined the 18-day campaign to end violence against women (VAW) from 25 November to 12 December. The theme for this year’s observance is “VAW-free community starts with Me.”

In partnership with the Network of Filipino Social Development Workers in Japan (NetFil), the Embassy conducted a seminar-workshop for its personnel on domestic violence awareness. Participants gained a better understanding what is domestic violence and what are the recommended actions to help those affected.

Ambassador Jose C. Laurel V remarked that “domestic violence is no longer a private issue” and that “the community should be involved to stop the cycle of domestic violence.” “I hope that the this training helped our personnel become more sensitive to this issue,” he further stated.

During the seminar, NetFil members and Embassy participants wore orange, the color of the campaign.
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