Men Opposed to VAW Everywhere (MOVE)

In 2006, the PCW helped organize the Men Opposed to VAW Everywhere (MOVE). MOVE is an organization of men who committed themselves to be actively involved in the elimination of VAW. MOVE members are men from various organizations, including the government, private sector, academe and non-government organizations.

MOVE specifically seeks to: a) speak out against VAW; b) examine, propose and formulate total male involvement and actions in the elimination of VAW; c) form partnerships and linkages with similar groups working on VAW, locally and internationally; d) organize and conduct researches, studies and fora in recognition of the social effects of VAW for policy and program development; and e) establish resource network on VAW.

To attain this objective, MOVE's main strategy is to organize and capacitate more men from all over the Philippines, who do not only detest VAW but who are willing to pro-actively campaign and work towards its eradication. At present, local MOVE groups have been established in Quezon Province, Aklan, Sultan Kudarat, Norther Samar and Southern Leyte while at the national level, NAPOLCOM and DSWD have also established their own MOVE group.

The 1st MOVE National Assembly was held early in 2009 and participated in by officers from the local chapters of Quezon, Aklan, Sultan Kudarat, Davao City, Tawi-Tawi, Southern Leyte, Northern Samar and members from different national line agencies which have established MOVE groups as well. The organization has been actively organizing local chapters for 5 years now.