AC gov’t raises awareness on gender sensitivity, violence

OSAEC Angeles
THE city government of Angeles City in Pampanga continues to strengthen the awareness of women on gender sensitivity and online sexual abuse and exploitation of children.
As part of the city government’s celebration of Women’s Month, the Gender and Development Office led by Mina Cabiles conducted Gender Sensitivity and Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children (OSAEC) held at the Session Hall of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, which was attended by the 33 VAWC officers on Thursday.
Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. wants to underscore the need for officers to gain more awareness in order to assist the citizens of Angeles City even better.
“We want to ensure that they will continue to build bridges to further enhance venues and ‘safe spaces,’ especially with domestic violence regarding gender and sex,” Lazatin said.
Sherryl Santos, Regional Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Trafficking-Violence Against Women and Their Children (RIACAT-VAWC) Secretariat of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Region III and a registered social worker, further spoke about Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity or Expression (SOGIE), cyber safety, human/child trafficking, and many more related to gender, development, and the improvement for safe spaces.
“Officers are trained in many more undertakings like these, to maintain and further preserve their knowledge with regards to OSAEC and Gender Sensitivity,” she said.