Kidapawan City VAWC cases down in 2020, says Mayor Evangelista


Kidapawan City has recorded lower cases of violence against women and children (VAWC) in 2020, Mayor Joseph Evangelista said.

The local chief executive said the decline in VAWC cases could be attributed to the effort of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) and partner stakeholders in informing the women of their rights and for helping those who have become victims of abuses.

Citing the report of Acting CSWD Officer Daisy Gaviola, Evangelista said there were 68 VAWC cases in 2020, lower compared to 99 cases in 2019; and 148 cases in 2018.

He also urged the Sangguniang Panlungsod, especially the women councilors, to push for an ordinance that will provide livelihood for the victims of VAWC.