[Blueboard] Invitation to the talk on "Violence Against Women in Intimate Relationships"

socio at admu.edu.ph socio at admu.edu.ph
Wed Feb 27 10:37:00 PHT 2013

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
School of Social Sciences,
Ateneo de Manila University

invites you to a forum on

"Violence Against Women in Intimate Relationships"
Speaker: Atty. Evalyn Ursua
1 March 2013 (Friday)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
SS 280

According to the 2012 Gender Gap Index by the World Economic Forum,  
the Philippines ranks 8th out of 135 countries in terms of addressing  
gender disparity. Ironically, in 2011 alone, there were 12,948  
reported cases of violence against women, most salient of which are  
cases of physical violence, rape and defilements of RA 9262 (or the  
Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004). Violence  
within intimate relationships is a public crime, under the provisions  
of RA 9262, yet despite the fact that there are laws seeking to  
address violence against women, there seems to be a disconnect with  
regard to people's awareness of these laws. On one hand, people are  
conscious that these cases of violence are prevalent, yet not many are  
aware of the extent through which these cases occur within intimate  

To commemorate this year's Women's Day, the Department of Sociology  
and Anthropology will be hosting a forum on the provisions of R.A.  
9262, which addresses crimes of abuse to women in intimate  
relationships "committed by any person who commits any of the  
following acts against a woman who is his wife or former wife, his/her  
live-in partner or former live-in partner, or against a woman with  
whom the person has or had a sexual or dating relationship." The aim  
of the lecture is to discuss the particular vulnerability of women to  
violence within intimate relationships, and the legal action they can  
take, most especially those that happen within the boundaries of the  
university. In addition, we aim to strengthen the struggle of women  
against violence, and empower them to not tolerate when these advances  
are made against them, and to let women know the power of saying "no"  
as a fundamental right.

For more information, please contact: 426-5990 or socio at admu.edu.ph
Ateneo de Manila University
School of Social Sciences
Loyola Schools
Rm. LH 100, 1/F
Ricardo & Dr. Rosita Leong Hall
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
1108 Philippines
Tel No.: (632)426-6001, Ext. 5270/5271
Tel/Fax: (632) 4265990
Email: socio at admu.edu.ph
Website: www.dsa-ateneo.net

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