THE Taguig City government has denounced all forms of violence against women and children.
In expressing its support for victims of the crime, Taguig organized a “Walk For A Cause” last Sunday in solidarity with the worldwide observance of International Women’s Month this March.
“This is our way of telling the whole world that in our city, any and all forms of violence, especially against women and children, will not be tolerated. Such acts will be dealt with to the full extent of the law in Taguig,” Mayor Lani Cayetano said.
Coinciding with the event was the announcement of the opening of a Women and Juvenile Crisis Center in Barangay Wawa on March 31 as part of a city-wide program to aid women and children who are victims of violence.
“This kind of violence has no place in a civilized society. We in Taguig will do our part in fighting this kind of crime,” Cayetano said.
About 2,000 participants from different sectors in the city participated in Walk For A Cause, which started at the DMAC Covered Court and from FTI Triumph and converged at Taguig City University where a short program was held.
The walk and the opening of the Women and Juvenile Crisis Center are part of Taguig’s month-long celebration of International Women’s Day, a showcase of activities and programs that focus on what are seen as two of the most important issues concerning women of today: empowerment and access to quality healthcare.
With the theme “Juana, Ang Tatag Mo Ay Tatag Natin Sa Pagbangon At Pagsulong,” the city government’s celebration started last March 8 with an array of medical services offered free for women.
The City Health Office set up booths that provided Taguig women with free bone scans, pap smear tests and breast examinations, together with an information booth on cervical cancer for those who are seeking medical advice.