Valencia City joins 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women
The City Social and Welfare Development Office (CSWDO) of Valencia City joined the national observance of the 18-day campaign to raise public awareness to end all forms of violence against woman on November 25, 2015.
The celebration started with a motorcade where participants from the local offices wear an orange shirt that symbolizes the support of the campaign.
Different streamers and orange flag lets were also decorated in some areas in the city to spread the message of the importance of the celebration.
A ceremonial lighting activity was also held in the evening at the city covered court to commemorate all women who suffered from all forms of violence.
Ms. Vickylyn C. Acuesta, Acting CSWDO, said that it was the first time that the city celebrate the said activity which is in support of their advocacy to spread the importance of women in the society.
Mayor Azucena P. Huervas, on the other hand, said that women should learn to exercise their rights as there are laws that supports and protects them. She also urged men to love all women and to always give them respect.
Hon. Huervas also opened the plan to request the legislative body to make an ordinance making every 25th day of October as an orange day.
Fiscal Melanie Gasendo, Hon. Helen T Bernal, Mr. Abe P. Gillaco and other office heads also graced the event and showed support to the campaign