by Kristofer Purnell
(Header Photo: Tarpaulins warning people about sexual harassment located along Commonwealth Avenue)
MANILA, Philippines – Quezon City’s Gender and Development (GAD) Council passed an ordinance to reduce catcalling and other forms of street-level sexual harassment toward women.
The ordinance, authored by Councilor Lena Marie Juico, aims to raise support for women who are victims of sexual harassment, human trafficking, and pornography, and to increase women’s safety in public spaces in Quezon City.
Upon implementation, Quezon City is expected to have a decreased risk of sexual harassment, and women may enjoy safety and comfort public.