Where can women report domestic abuse in the Philippines?

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If you're suffering from domestic abuse, know that there is always a way out.

The long-running quarantines around the world have made women more vulnerable to violence as millions are forced to stay at home.

In one of the Philippines most densely populated urban centers, Quezon City, weekly domestic abuse complaints doubled to 12 from just five before the quarantine, officials said.

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Nov. 25), women's advocates underscored the need to raise awareness on gender-based violence. The United Nations' women empowerment arm has launched their annual Generation Equality campaign called "Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!"

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Here in the Philippines, the UP Center of Women Studies launched its 18-day campaign to End Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence.

If you're a person suffering from domestic abuse, know that there is always a way out

Here are VAWC Hotlines collated by the Philippine Commission on Women:

POLICE/INVESTIGATION ASSISTANCE

PNP Hotline: 177
Aleng Pulis Hotline: 0919 777 7377
PNP Women and Children Protection Center
24/7 AVAWCD Office: (02) 8532-6690
Email address: wcpc_pnp@yahoo.com / wcpc_vawcd@yahoo.com / avawcd.wcpc@pnp.gov.ph

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LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Public Attorney's Office (PAO)
Hotline: (02) 8929-9436 local 106, 107, or 159 (local "0" for operator)
(+62) 9393233665
Email address: pao_executive@yahoo.com

REFERRAL SERVICES

Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and their
Children
Mobile numbers: 09178671907 | 09178748961
Email address: iacvawc@pcw.gov.ph

Other relevant government agencies that can help:

Department of Social Welfare and Development

Batasan Pambansa Complex, Quezon City

Tel. No.: 8931-8101 to 07

DSWD - NCR Ugnayan Pag-asa Crisis Intervention Center

Legarda, Manila

Tel. No.: 8734-8639/ 8734-8626 to 27

Philippine National Police

Camp Crame, Quezon City

Tel. No.: 8723-0401 to 20

PNP-Women and Children Protection Center (WCPC)

Camp Crame, Quezon City

Tel. No.: 8723-0401 (local 5260, 5261)

NBI-Violence Against Women and Children Desk (VAWCD)

Taft Avenue, Manila

Tel. No.: 8523-8231 to 38 / 8525-6028

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