Twenty-four communities in Camarines Sur are being targeted to become gender advocates.
PBSP and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) visit the Hablondawani Integrated Services for Girls and Women in Crisis, Inc., a Women's Rights Organization supported by the Women’s Rights, Action, and Advocacy Project (WRAAP).
Hablondawani ISGWIC Inc. is a social work agency which provides protective custody for girls with court cases related to gender-based violence. Through the Women's Fund Facility of WRAAP, Hablondawani is currently implementing a well-crafted advocacy program for prevention of cases of violence against women and children (VAWC).
Twenty-four communities in Camarines Sur are being targeted to become gender advocates and at present, seven communities finished the four trainings which capacitated them and organized themselves as core groups. Another 6 communities are in line to start with the series of sessions by early next year.
The meeting between PBSP, GAC, and Hablondawani provided many opportunities of linkages and widening of networks to further advance services to women, facilitate collaboration, and lobby for reforms and initiatives to address women's needs.
Present in the meeting were Deputy Director for Southeast Asia and Oceania, Mr. Mark Mostovac, and Ms. Diana Castillote, Senior Program Officer of Global Affairs Canada; Mr. Elvin Ivan Uy, Executive Director, Ms. Julieta Labayan, GMI Senior Program Officer, and Ms. Rashia Lubuguin, WRAAP Luzon Program Officer of PBSP, and; Sr. Maria Francia Blando, RGS, Program Coordinator, Elizabeth Sayangco, Advocacy Officer & Outreach Coordinator, and Kristyl Biñas, Advocacy Staff of Hablondawani.
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