Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and Their Children

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The Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and Their Children (IAC-VAWC), established by virtue of Republic Act 9262, is composed of eleven (11) departments of the Philippine Government tasked to formulate programs and projects to eliminate Violence Against Women (VAW) based on their mandates as well as to develop capability programs for their employees to become more sensitive to the needs of their clients. The Council will also serve as the monitoring body as regards to VAW initiatives.<ref> Section 39, of Republic Act 9262: Anti-Violence against Women and their Children Act of 2004.</ref>

Composition

The Council is composed of:

  1. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD);
  2. National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW);
  3. Civil Service Commission (CSC);
  4. Commission on Human Rights (CHR);
  5. Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC);
  6. Department of Justice (DOJ);
  7. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG);
  8. Philippine National Police (PNP);
  9. Department of Health (DOH);
  10. Department of Education (DepEd);
  11. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE); and
  12. National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).


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