Employees of the National Archives of the Philippines (NAP) wore orange on December 06, 2021 in solidarity with the nationwide observance of the 18-day campaign to end Violence Against Women (VAW). This campaign is held annually, every 25th of November to the 12th of December by virtue of Proclamation 1172 series of 2006 and Republic Act 10398 or the Act declaring every 25th of November as the National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of VAW. This year’s campaign is represented by the color orange which symbolizes hope and a future that is free of violence against women and girls.
On December 06, 2021, employees of NAP during its simultaneous flag-raising ceremony in Manila and Regional Archival Network (RAN) offices in Davao and Cebu showed support in the nationwide observance of the said campaign by wearing orange in participation with the call of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) to attract discourse and advocate for the Anti-VAW campaign.
During this 18-Day campaign period, government agencies are mandated to raise awareness on the problem of violence and to address all forms of gender-based violence. This year’s campaign also focused on raising awareness on Republic Act 11313 or the Safe Spaces Act.
The first requesting client of NAP on December 06, 2021, also received a VAW-free printed shirt and mask as part of the agency’s commitment to spread awareness and as a call to action on Safe Spaces Act.