In support of this year’s 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women, the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET), through its Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System, GAD Technical Working Group, and GAD Secretariat, conducted a series of activities from 25 November to 03 December 2020 primarily aimed at promoting awareness on the various forms of violence against women and girls; providing information on laws protecting women and girls; and analyzing the significant role each one plays in preventing violence against women and girls. 

Aside from using orange for the headings in its website, the SET had film showings and discussions where the participants had the opportunity to not only share insightful comments but also showcase their impressive creativity in expressing their learnings.  The four-day sessions held at PICC and simultaneously via Zoom, were participated in by the Secretariat employees, as well as the Members’ staff, who were divided into four different groups in order to strictly comply with the government’s health and safety protocols. The highly successful program, despite the limitations imposed by the pandemic, is a clear manifestation of the SET’s firm commitment to uphold the rights of women and girls, and maintain a VAW-free community.

Photo shows the first batch of SET employees during the film showing.