Amidst the global lockdown, the virus is not our only enemy.

With most of the world population trapped within the four walls of their houses, many authorities from around the world have reported an increase in domestic violence against women and children.

Get help.

Women and children who live in the same house as their abusers have become more prone to domestic abuse. They have no escape from their abusers. 

If you are or you know someone who is experiencing abuse at home, you can reach out for help through these Violence Against Women (VAW) Hotlines. The list provided below contains contact details for legal assistance, police/investigation assistance, medical assistance, and psychosocial assistance.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Public Attorney’s Office (PAO)
02) 8929-9436 local 106, 107 or 159  (Local “0” for operator)
Mobile: (+63) 939-3233665
email: pao_executive@yahoo.com

POLICE/INVESTIGATION ASSISTANCE

PNP Hotline: 177
Aleng Pulis Hotline: (+63) 919 777 7377

PNP-Women and Children Protection Center (WCPC)
24/7 AVAWCD Office: 8532-6690
Email: wcpc_pnp@yahoo.com / wcpc_vawcd@yahoo.com / avawcd.wcpc@pnp.gov.ph

NBI-Violence Against Women and Children Desk (VAWCD)
Hotline: (02) 8525-6028
Email: vawcd@nbi.gov.ph

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Women and Children Protection Units
Directory: https://www.childprotectionnetwork.org/wcpu-directory/

National Center for Mental Health (NCMH)
Crisis hotline: (02) 8989-8727 / 09178998727

PSYCHOSOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Text Hotline: 0918-912-2813
Trunk line: (02) 8931-8101 to 07

DSWD –NCR Ugnayan Pag-asa Crisis Intervention Center
Hotlines: (02) 8734-8639 / (02) 8734-8654 / (02) 8734-8626 to 27

DSWD Community-Based Services Section (CBSS)
Hotline: (02) 8733-0010 to 18 loc. 116

e-Report sa Gender Ombud

Screenshot taken on e-Report sa Gender Ombud, an online portal people can access to report domestic abuse.

Also, on Monday, April 27, the Philippine Commission on Human Rights launched an online system the public can use to report domestic violence. You can access the website by going to https://www.gbvcovid.report/. Once you’ve clicked the ‘Keep Safe, Report Abuse!’ button, you will be asked to fill up a form with your details.

However, if you are in immediate danger, you are urged to contact the PNP Hotlines we’ve presented above.

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