Quirino Province – following the request of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) of Cabarroguis, Quirino, the DILG Provincial Office provided technical assistance during the conduct of a two-day Training for Violence Against Women (VAW) Desk Officers at Palazzo De Aurea, Diffun, Quirino last May 19, 2022.
Acting as resource speaker, Local Government Capability Development Unit (LGCDU) Chief, LGOO V Gladys S. Luna, discussed the legal bases on setting-up the VAW Desk and designating VAW Desk Officers, including guidelines in the establishment of a VAW Desk in the Barangay.
This was followed by a run-down of procedures in handling actual VAWC cases, fund allocation for operations, reporting and recording of clients served, before ending with a brief course on Barangay VAW Desk Functionality Audit.
She also discussed the establishment and management of VAWC Referral System, where she explained the importance of the different referral networks at various levels, its operationalization, protocol development, and evaluation.
Under the Magna Carta for Women and its implementing rules and regulations, it provides for the establishment VAW desk in every barangay to ensure that VAWC cases are fully addressed in a gender-responsive manner and DILG Quirino remains committed in providing the needed assistance and support to all LGUs for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and their children.
(SOURCE: LGOO V GLADYS S. LUNA)