PH Embassy in DC adds a 24/7 line for gender-based violence victims
WASHINGTON, D.C.– During the Public Forum on Gender-Based Violence held at the Embassy annex building on Dec. 1, 2018, the Philippine Embassy announced the launch of a Violence Against Women desk where victims and concerned parties may report to seek assistance and support.
To reinforce the desk and enable victims and other distressed Filipinos staying outside the DC area to reach the Embassy, the diplomatic mission set up a 24/7, joint VAW and Assistance-to-Nationals (ATN) hotline (mobile no. +1-202-769-8049).
The hotline is separate from the existing 24/7 duty phone (mobile number +1-202-368-2767), which receives and responds to queries on consular matters and other embassy services as well as information on the Philippines.