CHED Caraga Regional Office joined the observance of the annual advocacy on 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) from November 25 to December 12, 2020 as mandated by Proclamation 1172 s. 2006. This year’s theme “VAW-free community starts with Me” focused on elevating the campaign into becoming positive advocacy as it enjoins everyone to pursue the common vision of a community free from violence against women and girls.

stify; text-justify: inter-word; text-indent: 50px;”> As member of the General Assembly by the Regional Development Council (RDC) – Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC), the Office fully participated the celebration by attending the virtual activities such as the Virtual Press Conference, Children and Youth Zoomgress, Presentation of the Research Study on the Human Rights Awareness in the Caraga Region, and other related activities. To further show support to the advocacy, a banner was displayed in front the CHEDRO building and token assistance was offered in the conduct of some competitions.

On the same note, CHED oversight commissioner for Gender and Development (GAD) Dr. Aldrin A. Darilag issued a memo to all CHED Regional Offices and UniFAST as well as to State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) to attend and participate in a webinar conducted on December 11, 2020 by the GAD Focal Committee in observance of the campaign which tackles issues within the parameters of violence against women and children. The speakers of the said activity were Dr. Ferdinand M. Lopez of the Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto and Atty. Antoni Pauline P. Pascual, Office of Cybersecurity, Department of Justice.