This event is part of the Philippine’s 18-day campaign to end violence against women started 25 November and will end on 12 December 2018. H.E. Ambassador Jaime Victor B. Ledda informed the participants that the forum is a continuing advocacy on women’s rights and gender equality of the embassy in partnership with the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) at the national level.
A group of Filipino LGBTs attended the event including Committee Head on Our & Proud Ryan Aquino, Committee Head on Mariage Equlity Marlon Lacsamana, and Committee Head on Trans Issues Kaye Candaza.
Candaza voiced out concerns to the panel regarding discrimination Transwomen faced in the Philippines and Europe.