WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the Public Forum on Gender-Based Violence held at the Embassy annex building on 01 December 2018, the Embassy announced the launching of a VAW 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. ###