Philippine Comic Books Raise Awareness About Violence Against Women

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In the Philippines the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has launched comic books to raise awareness about violence towards women.  The comics point out not all violence is physical, but can include psychological and economic abuse.  The comics or in coordination and compliment programs by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Education (DepEd), the Department of Health (DoH), and the Philippine Commission on Women in hopes to decrease discrimination and violence towards women.

DILG Secretary Jesse M. Robredo said comic books are a great tool to disseminate information to people from all classes and level of education.  The hopes is to educate about violence against women and battered woman syndrome.  Violence against women programs are also launching in regions going so far as to help bring about charges or restraining orders if needed.