European Union-funded Justice and Healing Project held a focused group discussion with Supreme Court’s Committee on Gender Responsiveness last November 21, 2012.
The event was graced by Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro and 10 other committee members, as well as Atty. Dory Avisado of the Transformative Justice Institute.
Through the event, the Project Consortium sought the Committee’s commitment to help address the healing needs of victims of gender-based violence.
Project Implementers were led by Women’s Feature Service Executive Director Ms. Olive Tripon. Women’s Crisis Center was represented by Ms. Theresa Balayon, WomenLEAD Foundation by Attys. Claire Luczon and Minerva Quintela. ASSIST was represented by Project Development Specialist Margaret Yarcia.
Funded by the European Union under the European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) programme, The Justice and Healing project, aims to strengthen components of the justice system to deliver rights-based and gender-sensitive services using the justice and healing perspective with respect to cases of VAW.
The Justice and Healing project is implemented by WFS together with its partners, Women’s Crisis Center (WCC), Women’s Legal Education, Advocacy, and Defense (WomenLEAD) Foundation, and the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST).#