“Violence against women is a global pandemic. It is a moral injury to all women and children; a mark of shame in our society, and a major obstacle to inclusive, equitable and sustainable development.”
The Campus Executive Officer, Dr. Froilan A. Pacris, Jr., spoke and stood on behalf of CSU-Gonzaga’s students and employees in condemning any act of violation inflicted to women and children during the kick-off program of the 18-day campaign to end Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) in CSU-Gonzaga on November 28.
With the initiative of the Campus GAD office in partnership with the Campus Student Council, the event was realized. With students and employees wearing orange shirt, all were united and formed a human monogram, ‘END VAWC’ in support to this worldwide campaign.
In the 18-day campaign, everyone was encouraged to participate in the online campaign thread by uploading photos and other information relative to the campaign to end VAWC in social media accounts. Students and employees were, likewise, directed to wear orange shirt on November 28, December 2 and December 9. Students were also encouraged to join the different competitions: Extemporaneous, Dagliang Talumpati, and Pagsulat ng Sanaynay.
Prof. Rizzalou Garma, the Campus GAD Coordinator, thanked everyone of their active participation in the event and reminded them that the campaign against violence doesn’t just happen during this month, but every day.
Source: Campus GAD office
Photos: John Austin Viloria, Paragon Photojournalist