DPWH R6 joins One Billion Rising celebration

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Employees of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Regional Office VI headed by Regional Director Wenceslao M. Leaño Jr. joined the celebration of the annual global dance-strike of One Billion Rising (OBR) held at the new Iloilo Dinagyang Grandstand in Muelle Loney, Iloilo City.

Representatives from various government and non-government agencies and organizations also cooperated on the activity to raise awareness to Republic Act 9262, also known as “Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children of 2004” by raising their hands and following the dance steps to express rage against injustices towards women.

Participants actively joined OBR to show profound support to end any forms of abuse and domestic violence experienced by more than one billion women to show the power of global solidarity and collective action.

Violence Against Women (VAW) was the outcome of a decade of advocacy of victims-survivors, women’s rights advocates and organizations, legislators and national government agencies.