On November 27, 2012, The Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center (CLRDC), Inc. conducted an orientation workshop on Anti-Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) Law for the members and officers of Barangay Women and Children Department (BCWD) of Barangay 176, Bagong Silang, Caloocan City, the biggest barangay in the whole Metro Manila.
The said activity was conducted upon the request of the office of Barangay Kagawad Ruth Fradejas, Head of the BCWD of Barangay 176, made to CLRDC through the latter’s Children’s Action Resource Education (CARE) Project at Bagong Silang.
The participants were attended by fourty (40) personnel from BCWD, all of whom directly handle and investigate cases of VAWC in Bagangay 176.
Since 2010, throught its CARE project, CLRDC has been providing awareness-raising activities and legal education to the communities at barangay 176 on children’s rights and the laws, with the objective of helping the local government prevent or reduce cases of violence against women and children, particularly child sexual abuse. CARE project also provides direct legal intervention to some cases referred by the community.
In 2011, CLRDC has received an Awared of Recognition from the office of Hon. Apolinario Trinida, Barangay Captain of Barangay 176 “for CLRDC’s time, knowledge and support extended to the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children in combatting violence against children through awareness-raising and capacity building activties.”
To better attain the objective of CARE project, CLRDC is also sharing its extended desk office with the office of the Barangay Human Rights Action Center (BHRAC) of Barangay 176. CLRDC is a member of BHRAC.