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Menchie Abalos jumpstarts 18-day campaign to end violence against women

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Mandaluyong Mayor Menchie Abalos joined other women in the city in launching an 18-day campaign to end violence against women and children (VAWC).

The event, which was held at the city hall, was also graced by her daughter, councilor Charisse Abalos-Vargas and councilor Grace Marie Antonio, as well as Philippine Commission on Women chairperson Sandra Montano.

Abalos said she received from the PCW materials to inform the public what they can do to help in the anti-VAWC campaign. Desk officers around the city will also be given handbooks on the matter.

Meanwhile, Abalos-Vargas urged the public to be vigilant in fighting violence against women and children.

The 18-day campaign against VAWC will last from November 25 to December 12.