QC to build protection shelter after 300 reports of violence amid quarantine

Aileen Cerrudo
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte

The Quezon City Government has announced it is constructing a protection shelter to further protect women and children against gender-based and domestic violence.

The QC Gender and Development Office reported a total of 335 cases of violence against women and children from different barangays during the quarantine period.

QC Mayor Joy Belmonte said they have been receiving reports of individuals wanting to leave their own homes to flee from violence.

“This pandemic has revealed to us the gaps that we need to address in terms of women and children violence. We have been getting reports of individuals who want to leave their homes but do not have anywhere else to go,” she said.

Belmonte also said a crisis helpline and online platforms will soon be available.

“So we want to extend services that will attend to women anytime they need, especially if they are in immediate danger,” said Belmonte. AAC

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