911 Emergency Hotline is now accepting VAWC and GBV cases
Violence against women and children chooses no time or place. Instead, it can happen to anyone during a time when we least expect it.
When COVID-19 struck the country, rape cases went up to more than 2,000, with authorities receiving, on average, eight reports of sexual assault per day (Philippine Statistics Authority, 2020).
Despite the ease of COVID-19 restrictions, domestic violence is not going away anytime soon. We must remain cautious and contact help as quickly as possible. Luckily, thanks to the efforts of the Coalition for Change (CfC) and its partners, the 911 Emergency Hotline now accepts VAWC and GBV cases.
If you are a victim of violence or know someone that has experience violence, call 911. Remember that you are not alone. The 911 Emergency Hotline is here to help.