National government agencies and non-government organizations signified their support for the #WeToo Campaign
by signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
The Commission on Filipinos Overseas continued to step up its campaign against human trafficking by partnering with the Bureau of Immigration in its #WeToo Campaign or Women Empowerment to address Trafficking Of women Overseas. The campaign aims to concretize nationwide awareness in addressing trafficking of women by providing information about women empowerment, trafficking, local opportunities and working overseas through a nationwide information caravan.
Undersecretary Astravel Pimentel-Naik underscored the importance of such collaboration and convergence of initiatives among government agencies and civil society organizations. “No less than President Rodrigo Roa Duterte stated the need to intensify the war against human traffickers in his first State of the Nation Address,” stated Usec. Pimentel-Naik. “The President even put it in parity with illegal drugs. The President has no tolerance for those that take advantage against overseas Filipinos,” she added.
Together with partner Government Agencies and NGOs, the MOU signing was undertaken on 19 March 2018 at the H2O Hotel in Manila. The launching of the #WeToo Campaign is scheduled next month in Malacañang Palace.
|Actual #WeToo Campaign MOU Signing|
|CFO Executive Director, Usec. Astravel Pimentel-Naik with other signatories of the #WeToo Campaign MOU|
CFO Executive Director, Usec. Astravel Pimentel-Naik with CFO officers