NSCB cites violence vs women in EV
TACLOBAN CITY- According to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) gender watch for Eastern Visayas which was released on March 2011, the number of cases last 2010 on violence against women and children served through the Department of Social Work and Development’s (DSWD) community-based programs or projects and crisis intervention unit ranked high.
The cases of women in especially difficult circumstances were 265 who were sexually abused, physically or emotionally abused, victims of trafficking, in crisis, referral, OFW, solo parent, persons with disability, and other needy adults. And these gives the highest number of cases attained in the region particularly violence against women.
On the other hand, a total of 204 were recorded on cases of children in need of special protection last year. These include abandoned, neglected, and surrendered children, sexually abused, sexually exploited who are victims of involuntary pedophilia, prostitution, pornography and cyber pornography, physically abused or maltreated or battered, trafficking, victims of armed conflict, child labor, children in conflict with the law, and children with disability.
Meanwhile, the cases under the crisis intervention unit are trafficked victims served by sex reached 36 in number and these are for both men and women. On the other hand, there are 19 who were listed as victims of trafficking served by place of origin in the region, and there were 17 cases of trafficked victims in other regions, respectively. And the trafficked victims served by age group reached 36 cases in the region and these are ages ranging from 13-17 years old.
There is also number of cases on women reported to the Philippine National Police (PNP) last year. A total of 125 were documented and these include, rape, attempted rape, frustrated rape with homicide, acts of lasciviousness, physical injuries or maltreatment, sexual harassment, violation of RA 9262, threats, concubinage, unjust vexation, and other related crimes.
The PNP also managed to receive a number of cases on children with a total of 240 and these also include, rape, incestuous rape, attempted rape, statutory rape, acts of lasciviousness, physical injuries or maltreatment, abduction with rape, kidnapping or abduction, violation of RA 9208, other forms of violation of RA 7610, and other related crimes.
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) also attained a number of cases reported on women and children last year. The reports on women has 30 cases and these include, rape, multiple rape, grave threats, less serious physical injuries, slight physical injuries, violation of RA 9262 (violence against women and their children), violation of domicile, unjust vexation, violation of right to freedom of assembly, enforced disappearance, and malicious mischief. Still, 11 number of cases on children were reported to the office and these are violation of RA 7610 (child abuse), rape, and rape with homicide, respectively. (KATRINA P. DAJES-LNU INTERN)
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