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The Red AVP: Final Narrative Report

ANNEX VI FINAL NARRATIVE REPORT (Covering the period November 2010 to April 2011) 1. Description
1.1. 1.2. 1.3. 1.4.

Name of beneficiary of grant contract: Womens Education, Development Productivity & Research Organization (WeDpro), Inc. Name and title of the Contact person: Aida F. Santos-Maranan, Project Manager Name of partners in the Action: Buklod Center, Inc. (Olongapo City) and Nagkakaisang Kababaihan ng Angeles (NAGKA) (Angeles City) Title of the Action: Private and Public Faces of Violence Against Women: Addressing Domestic Violence and Trafficking In the Urban Poor Communities and Redlight Districts (also known as Entertainment Centers) of Angeles City and Olongapo City ( The Red AVP) Contract number: Ref. 2009/220-287 Start date and end date of the Action: November 2009 April 2011

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1.7 Target country(ies) or region(s): Philippines; Angeles City, Province of Pampanga and Olongapo City, Province of Zambales 1.8 Final beneficiaries &/or target groups1 (if different) For the period November 2010 - April 2011 covering the Final Report, eight thousand six hundred seventeen (8,617) individuals participated; five thousand nine hundred thirty (5,930) females and two thousand six hundred eighty seven (2,687) males. 2 In the grant proposal, WeDpro defined the target groups as those groups that will be involved in the project as activity partners, training participants and the like are the local government officials, GAD Focal Points, barangay officials, police, judiciary, vulnerable groups including women and youth; trafficking and VAW victims in the two mentioned cities. During the implementation phase, the target groups became more concrete, to include the local government units of the cities of Angeles and Olongapo including key officials or representatives from the Philippine National Police, Gender and Development Committees, the City Social Work and Development Office, members of the judiciary, barangay (village) officials and other government officials particularly those directly providing programs and services for victims-survivors of violence against women and trafficking; non-governmental organizations; community women and the youth. Academic institutions have also been
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Target groups are the groups/entities who will be directly positively affected by the project at the Project Purpose level, and final beneficiaries are those who will benefit from the project in the long term at the level of the society or sector at large.
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This figure does not include those who accessed WeDpros website, read the publicly disseminated / distributed IEC materials, watched the videos, and other events which had been organized by the project implementers, participants and final beneficiaries.

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targeted as they are able to reach out to a good number of youth in the project sites. They are also the direct beneficiaries of the majority of the activities. In the grant proposal WeDpro defined the final beneficiaries as the general population of the cities of Angeles and Olongapo [who] stand to benefit from the project by way of improved services for trafficking and VAW victim-survivors i.e. services framed by gender responsiveness and human rights standards. They will also benefit from the increase of information available on their rights against trafficking and VAW. During the implementation phase, the final beneficiaries are the communities / claim holders of the cities of Angeles and Olongapo who benefit from a gender and rights based governance particularly in the area of implementation of two key legislation, the Anti Violence against Women and their Children Act (Republic Act or R.A. 9262) and the AntiTrafficking in Persons Act of 2003 (Republic Act No. 9208). Given the multiplier effects of many of the Actions main activities and spin off activities, and the extensive use of social networking sites and media, the overall total number of final beneficiaries could not be specifically ascertained. Overall, the general estimates could run to hundreds of thousands, nationally and globally. 2. Assessment of implementation of Action activities
2.1. Executive summary of the Action

For the period November 2010-April 2011 covering the Final Report, eight thousand four hundred eighty (8, 480) individuals participated; five thousand eight hundred twenty six (5,826) female participants and two thousand six hundred fifty four (2,654) male participants in forty one (41) activities. (Table 1, Project Activity Schedule, Final Report)3 . This figure does not include those who accessed WeDpros website, read the publicly disseminated / distributed IEC materials, watched the videos, and accessed the online releases on the project and other events which had been organized by the project implementers, participants and final beneficiaries. In the eighteen (18) months of implementation of the Action, WeDpro accomplished its intended results in terms of the actions overall goal. The governance environment in terms of the stated goals has been enhanced, with key stakeholders at the city and barangay levels aware of the problems that beset the implementation of the laws on domestic violence / violence against women, trafficking in women and related laws protecting womens rights, on the one hand, and establishing mechanisms to address issues and concerns including the allocations of resources on the other hand. There is a heightened awareness of the issues

An overall total of over twenty four thousand eight hundred fifty seven (24,857) individuals have directly participated and /or recipient of information and materials in the activities reported for the period November 2009-April 2011. This figure does not include those who accessed WeDpros website, read the publicly disseminated / distributed IEC materials, watched the videos, and other events which had been organized by the project implementers, participants and final beneficiaries.

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and intensified efforts to mainstream gender and rights based perspective in programs, projects and activities. Several examples are cited in the various sections of the present report. As well, the specific objectives were achieved successfully. Examples of these include the issuance of ordinances related to the concerns on violence against women and trafficking; activation of task forces on violence against women and trafficking; the creation of antiviolence against women desks in the 33 barangays in Angeles City; the ordinance in Olongapo City mandating the allocation of five percent (5%) of the budget for gender and development mainstreaming; among others. These are explained more fully in the following sections of the present report. The project has gained credibility and support among the target groups and various stakeholders who have initiated policies, programs, projects and activities to make visible the issues of violence against women and trafficking; likewise, they have been able to expand their networks of support for VAWC and trafficking cases. There is an acceptance of the gaps and challenges related to the laws implementation as outlined in the research reports. (Enclosure A one set of the Research Report and three (3) cds containing the reports) The recommendations were forwarded to appropriate local government agencies, and shared with the communities. While the mainstreaming of a gender and rights based perspective is an ongoing process, there are already various recommendations that have been taken and incorporated into the various programs, activities and projects of the target groups. From the various activities implemented and the evaluations of these activities4, stakeholders are much more aware of and are committed to sustain the cooperation and collaboration towards developing a gender-responsive governance environment. For instance, Stand AV Now!, a network composed of local government officials, the Actions implementing partner, Buklod, and other members of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) in Olongapo City, was formed as an immediate response to a case of sex trafficking in San Marcelino, Zambales. The network has openly stated that its establishment has been inspired by and a result of their engagement with The Red AVP. WeDpro is supporting the network in key activities, e.g., provided contact for the inclusion of a private counsel for Charisse. The Angeles City group, on the other hand, is formalizing its network initially through the existing PSC members, and eventually to include others. Another example of the stakeholders commitment to sustain the Action is seen in the Project Steering Committees (PSCs) concrete support for and commitment to the community based theater groups, particularly in providing venues for various activities, snacks or meals, transportation, and moral support not just to the groups but to particular individuals who have sought attention and material support for their organizational and
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personal needs. A recent example of this is the cash donation from the offices of Mayors Edgardo Pamintuan of Angeles City and James Bong Gordon of Olongapo City to two theater scholars who have been accepted to a prestigious theater arts workshop this summer (May 2011); this activity is beyond the timeframe of the present Action and has signaled the potential long-term support for one of the key project components of the present Action. The Red AVP is hoping that more support will be given even after the formal timeframe of the project. The theater development component has started to spin off into direct organizing and advocacy for the issues of VAWC and trafficking among the youth, generating not only enthusiasm among the theater scholars but providing as well a venue for the urban poor youth to discuss their issues and a space of their own to develop productively. The core group has been planning to conduct their own auditions and expand beginning June 2011. The capacity building activities were completed and served as an opportunity for the skilling and knowledge building among the target groups. The Trainers Pool which was the outcome of the fifth and last activity under the capacity building component (Training 5: Leadership and Training of Trainers) were officially recognized by both the LGUs of Angeles and Olongapo, thus partnership with the local government of both cities were strengthened. As the Trainers Pool has been established, eventually the beneficiaries will be the other groups including government employees and communities who are the final beneficiaries of the Action. Pilot trainings conducted by the Trainers Pool commenced a few weeks after they conducted their own training. The pilot training in Olongapo was held on 30 March 2011; the Trainers Pool facilitated the first Gender Sensitivity Training for the LGU employees of City of Olongapo. The IEC materials were distributed to the PSC members and their colleagues, government agencies, academic institutions, and the general public. Spin-off activities started even before the formal end of the project on 8th of April 2011 have been generated, to cite, the theater performances in several venues; the conduct of a digital story telling workshops and subsequent community viewings, a scholarship for two theater scholars to the prestigious PETA summer workshop. Activities and results Activity 1: Launching of the two-volume research reports, held on 14 December 2010 at Bahay ni Isis (House of Isis), Quezon City, with fifty two (52) participants (females: 47; males: 5) for one (1) day Topics/activities covered The reports are entitled "Surviving Violence and Trafficking Stories of Women and Youth" (Angeles and Olongapo) and had its final launching on 14 December 2010 at Bahay ni Isis (Central District, Quezon City, Philippines).

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The publications document the findings and recommendations, as well as feature case studies. (Annex 1, Research Report Launching photos) Specifically, the research looked into (a) the implementation status of national laws on trafficking and VAWC, in particular Republic Acts 9208 and 9262, by the LGUs and other State institutions; (b) factors affecting implementation of these laws (structural, sociocultural or political in nature); and, (c) community and civil society responses to trafficking and VAWC in the selected areas. Reason for modification for the planned activity Two mini launchings for the project stakeholders were already reported in the Interim Report. The third and last launching was originally scheduled on November 2010 but was postponed for a variety of reasons including the need for additional work on the report, editing and re-layouting, i.e., from one report to two separate reports. Results of this activity The third launching was aimed at popularizing the reports to national NGOs and governments institutions. Prof. Aurora Javate de Dios of Miriam College and the women sector representative to the Inter-Agency Council on Anti-Trafficking (IACAT), who gave the opening remarks during the launching at Bahay ni Isis emphasized the importance of the research. Founders of WeDpro including renowned artist Sandra B. Torrijos, report Editor Tezza Parel, and Ana Maria R. Nemenzo, former president of the Freedom from Debt Coalition, also graced the occasion and distributed copies of the report to the guests. The national relevance of the report is seen through two concrete examples: One day after the launching in December 2010, Prof. De Dios sent word that IACAT officials conveyed interest in the report and asked for more copies. The IACAT is headed by the secretary of the Department of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. On May 22nd, a member of the Technical Working Group (TWG) of the IACAT requested for information about the research results, and asked for a copy of the reports, as the TWG is doing its strategic planning.

One hundred (100) in soft copies (CD format) and one hundred (100) hard copies of the research report were also distributed among the project stakeholders, launching participants and guests, and the general public. The reports were also uploaded to WeDpros website (http://www.wedprophils.org), facilitating broader access. WeDpro has no specific figures as to how many have accessed the reports. Activity 2: Community based Theater Development, with twenty eight (28) activities; held at various locations (Quezon City, Olongapo City and the municipality of San Narciso in Zambales; Angeles City in Pampanga), from November 2010 to April 2011, with a total minimum estimated number of four thousand one hundred thirty two (4,132) participants and audience; composed of two thousand five hundred eighty five (2,585) women and one thousand five hundred forty seven (1,547) men.

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Topics/activities covered Workshop topics included basic acting workshop, movements, visual arts, puppetry, mime, play writing and analysis, production mechanics, advance acting, Theatre of the Oppressed, and facilitators/trainers training. The scholars had the opportunity to explore the entire production, through creativity, team work and improvisation while understanding the basics of theatre. This process helped the participant to overcome inhibitions and expand their creative boundaries through the discovery of individual capacities. (Annex 2 Theater scholar workshops photos) Two major pieces were developed by the theater groups. For Salamin, the piece is entitled Fatima. For the Maskara group, their piece is called Streetwalker. Fatima is the story of a young woman trafficked to Malaysia who was duped into prostitution by a syndicate. Fatima tried to escape but was caught and severely punished. In the end, she was successful in her attempt to escape and moved back to her hometown. A dance number celebrates the escape of Fatima. The seven-minute dance drama featured all the scholars from Angeles City, two of whom played music to accompany the performance. Streetwalker is a nine-minute performance using puppets, which tells the story of a girl, Alina, who was pushed to become a streetwalker to help earn income for her family. Recruited by a pimp, Trina, Alina was sold to different men in a park called Triangle (alluding to Triangle Park in the city center of Olongapo where streetwalkers can be found). A staff of a womens group successfully pulled out Alina from prostitution and was given an opportunity to go back to school. Alinas mother, who had been abusive of Alina, was also given livelihood trainings by the same NGO. The men who sexually exploited Alina were arrested and put behind bars. The puppets were made by the theater scholars. (Annex 3, photos of the performances) Reason for modification for the planned activity As 2010 ended, and upon an assessment of the performance of the contracted theatre training team, WeDpro decided to terminate the contract with the former theatre team. A new consultant/theatre director was hired in the person of artist-performer Joel Saracho. To mark the first year of community-based theatre component, WeDpro decided to hold a year-ender activity dubbed Gawad ng Pagkilala (Recognition Awards) held on December 28th in Angeles City, which also served as a Christmas party for the original set of theatre scholars and a way of acknowledging the cooperation by the members of the Project Steering Committee. The original batch of scholars was honoured through a short program, capped by a little salu-salo. Awarding of the certificates of recognition was led by the representatives of the Project Steering Committees, WeDpro Chairperson and the Theatre Team. This activity was not in the original planned activities, but was deemed necessary given some organizational issues raised by the scholars against the theatre consultant who was eventually taken out of the project. (Annex 4, Gawad ng Pagkilala photos) The Youth Camp held in February 2011 was not in the original plan, but was deemed necessary to mark the end of phase one of the theatre component on the one hand and to
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signal phase two on the other hand. Phase two refers to the adoption of the theatre groups by the project stakeholders specifically the Project Steering Committees and the implementing partners, Buklod and NAGKA, as a sustainability strategy. (See Annex 5, Youth Camp photos) Results of this activity Twenty (28) activities were conducted for the period November 2010 to April 2011, generating an estimated four thousand one hundred thirty two (4,132) participants and audiences. 5 Eighteen (18) workshops and rehearsals were also conducted for the period reported. Ten (10 performances were held. The last quarter saw the scholars reviewing from and enhancing on their one-year experiences. Under the tutelage of Joel Saracho who took over the theater training, the scholars deepened their appreciation of the basic theatre values like trust, focus, support, respect, team work and responsibility. A review of their scriptwriting skills was completed, which would serve as a basis of the theater groups next activity in a post-implementation phase a new script material to work on their next performance pieces. Salamin and Maskara were given official recognition by the local governments and featured as performing guests during the flag ceremonies held at Angeles City Hall grounds on 4 April 2011 and on 21 March 2011 at the Olongapo City Hall, respectively. (See Annex 6) On 17-19 March 2011 The Red AVP Youth Camp was held in San Narciso, Zambales, where the theatre scholars were recognized for their successful participation in the project. The event also officially endorsed the theatre groups, Salamin and Maskara, to the local government units of Angeles and Olongapo through the Project Steering Committees as a sustainability strategy. WeDpro made it clear though that the theatre groups would continue to be linked with the organization as part of its Youth Empowerment Program. Salamin and Maskara were officially recognized and introduced to the community by Mayors Pamintuan (April 4) and Gordon (March 21). In Angeles, a total of 500 participated (males -200; females - 300), while in Olongapo, a total one thousand (1,000) participated in the event (male -375; females - 625), bringing a total of one thousand five hundred (1,500). Further, with Mr. Saracho's initiative, two (2) scholars (Mark Gilbore of Salamin and Desiree Ventura of Maskara) were accepted to the prestigious annual PETA theatre workshop. WeDpro has managed to ask for a fifty percent discounted price for their training fees (amounting to seven thousand pesos, Php7, 000.00). WeDpro has taken on the other costs (transportation, communication, meals, accommodations and miscellaneous as part of its counterpart to the initiative), with some additional cash donations from the LGUs of Angeles and Olongapo. (Annex 7, selected photos from the PETA summer workshop)

The number of community based theatre development activities workshops, rehearsals, performances for the entire timeframe of the project was tallied at one hundred seven (107) for November 2009 to October 2010.
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According to sources within PETA, the performances of Gilbore and Ventura were the best for the batch. Additional discussion is found under the subsection Spin off activities. Activity 3: IEC Development - For the period November 2010 to April 2011, additional one thousand four hundred (1,400) IEC materials and supplies were produced and distributed in Baguio City, Angeles City, Olongapo City, Bulacan and Metro Manila.6 Topics/activities covered Only the comics were the major material produced during the period. Other materials such as tarpaulins, banners and commemorative T-shirts for the International Womens Day celebration were added. Remaining IEC materials from the Interim report were all distributed. (Table 2, List of IEC materials and supplies produced and distributed) The Super B comics (Enclosure B, 5 copies) are composed of two stories. The first story has a central character called Super B (stands for babae or girl/female and bata or child who comes from a poor family where her father has been always violent towards her and her mother. He killed the mother in one frenzied moment, but the court believed his alibi that it was an accident. Beng, the child, now has to bear the brunt of her fathers cruelty, alone. She was always hungry as her father continued his wayward ways. One day, Beng was so desperately hungry she ate the pages of her favourite superhero comics. She imbibed the character of the superhero; she got allies in her fight against violence against women and children in the form of the Barangay Human Rights Action Officer or BHRAOs and the Barangay Public Safety Officers or BPSOs. Her main weapon: RA 9262 and RA 9208. Couched in a fantasy story, this is expected to generate interest especially among children and youth. The second story is that of Karen. Her husband is a philanderer and a violent person. At first Karen simply kept quiet, but when she could not bear it anymore, she sought help from the barangay officials. A barangay protection order was issued to protect Karen, who eventually left her husband. Assisted by a non-government organization, Karen went to learn about small business trainings and eventually set up her own store. She became involved as a community leader and received a modest allowance from the barangay. Her daughter, Karenina made good in her class and graduated with honours. The second story shows the need for economic empowerment for women to assist them in breaking the cycle of violence, and allow them to pursue a better option in life outside of a violent domestic relationship. The last section of the comics features a short primer on RA 9262 and RA 9208, which includes a step-by-step process on how to seek for BPOs, TPOs and PPOs. It has also some key information on VAW statistics in the country. Since the comic was written in Filipino, it is expected that it will be a hit among its target audience.

An overall total of seventeen thousand four hundred seventy nine (17,479) materials were produced and distributed in Baguio City, Angeles City, Olongapo City and Metro Manila for the period November 2009 to April 2011. From November 2009 to October 2010, 15,579 were produced.
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Reason for modification for the planned activity The comics were originally planned for release in May 2010 but there was a delay in the production as the artist that was the draw the comics had to be replaced. The next schedule was set sometime in June-July 2010. However, the Project Team decided to hold it in anytime between August and September 2010 since the LGUs were not available on those planned dates. It was finally decided to launch it during the April 8th end of project conference. Results of this activity For the period November 2010 to April 2011, a total of one thousand four hundred (1,400) was produced. The following were produced during the last quarter of the project (Annex 8, photos of IEC materials). Ten (10) pieces Tarpaulins and banners for Training 4: Gender, Rights and Governance; Research Report Book Launching held in Quezon City; Gawad ng Pagkilala for the Theatre Scholars), Training 5: Trainers Training; Youth Camp; Pilot Training; and End of Project Conference; Three hundred fifty (350) hard and soft copies of research reports Twenty (20) pieces recycled bags for the Youth Camp, and given to the theatre scholars Twenty (20) pieces IWD T-shirts One thousand (1,000) copies of the Super B Comics

The audience for the IEC materials included members of the PSC who in turn distributed it among their constituents; academic institutions which used the materials during their school activities; community leaders who utilized the materials for their community-based education and advocacy, and the youth who belonged to the theatre scholars group. IEC materials have been useful in their advocacies.7 The IEC materials followed the EU guidelines on visibility. Activity 4: Capacity building for stakeholders -- Training on Gender, Rights and Governance; and Leadership and Training of Trainers as part of the capacity building activities among stakeholders, with a total of ninety six (96) participants; seventy eight (78) female and eighteen (18) male for two activities, held in Baguio City and Balagtas, Bulacan, respectively, between the period November 2010 and February 2011; a pilot training in Olongapo City was conducted on March 30, 2011 at FMA Hall, Olongapo City Hall, Olongapo City with ninety one (91) participants, with fifty six (56) females and thirty five (35) males.
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Topics covered WeDpro identified two major gaps that continue to impede the march towards gender equality in the country. These are: (a) the lack of community awareness of the various forms of violence against women (VAW); and (b) the need to enhance the capacities of frontline service providers to handle cases of Violence against Women and Children (VAW/C). To address these gaps, WeDpro developed and implemented a series of trainings on capacity-building and awareness raising for stakeholders and government service providers so that the spirit and intent of the laws on VAW/C which the country enacted in the early part of the new millennium, can be attained. Three trainings were conducted during the first year of the Action.8 For the period being reported, two trainings were conducted: Training 4: Gender, Rights and Governance9 November 8-10, 2010 Monday Wednesday (Olongapo) November 12-13, 2010 Friday-Saturday (Angeles) (See Annex 9 for the Training 4 photos) Training 5: Enhancing Capacities of Stakeholders: The Red AVP Leadership and Trainer's Training February 11-14, 2011 Friday-Monday (Angeles & Olongapo) Reason for modification for the planned activity The Gender, Rights and Governance Training was originally scheduled in October 2010 but was moved to 8-13 November 2010 due to the Barangay Elections; a number of the participants were candidates in their locality and that they needed time to campaign. Results of this activity 4.1 Training 4 -- For Training 4 on Gender, Rights and Governance held on November 8-10, and 12-13, 2010 in Frangeli House, Bakakeng Norte, Baguio City, a total of sixty four 64) with fifty five (55) female and nine (9) male participants including the resource persons and training team attended the two trainings.10 After the training on gender, rights and governance, the Angeles participants drew up a commitment document called The CreedOur Commitment (Annex 10) which pledged to (a) work against anything that will violate the rights of every human person and protection of women and children; (b) serve and act as the voice of the people in their quest for good and responsible governance; and, (c) organize programs and activities that will help in the promotion of safe, clean and productive environment. It was signed by eighteen (18) participants.
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Training 1: Gender and Development Mainstreaming July 19-20, 2010 Monday-Tuesday (Angeles); July 23-24, 2010 Friday-Saturday (Olongapo) Training 2: Human Rights, Gender and the Laws (August 5-7, 2010 Thursday-Saturday (Olongapo); August 9-11, 2010 Monday-Wednesday (Angeles) Training 3: Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (September 9-11, 2010 Friday-Saturday (Olongapo); September13-14, 2010 Monday-Tuesday (Angeles) 9 With additional inputs on gender and environment.
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The Olongapo participants on the other hand, issued a commitment document called Call to Action (Annex 11) which stated, among other things, a resolution, to wit: it is resolved that the participants of this seminar on Gender, Rights and Governance will spearhead the implementation of all national environmental laws, in general and City programs, in particular, geared towards saving the environment. Twenty two (22) participants signed the document. As the two commitment documents are of long-term nature, WeDpro will, beyond the project official implementation timeframe, monitor the implementation of the specific actionable provisions. In summary the evaluation results generally ranged from excellent to very good: Objectives: 25 excellent, 14 very good, and one (1) good. Content: 25 excellent, 13 very good Methodology: 23 excellent, 14 very good Training aids: 24 excellent, 11 very good, one (1) good Training team: 27 excellent, 9 very good Facilitators / resource person: 28 excellent, 8 very good Logistics were generally rated as excellent and very good; only one (1) rated it good. Concepts which are not clear: role in implementation , budget and political jargons (Annex 12 for a summary of the evaluation)

4.2 Training 5 - The Red AVP Leadership and Training of Trainers was held on 11-14 February 2011 at Fun and Sun Resort, at Balagtas, Bulacan with a total of thirty two (32); twenty three (23) female and nine (9) male participants including the resource persons and training team. A total of sixteen (16) participants successfully completed the three-day intensive Leadership and Trainer's Training. The participants were selected from the fifty four (54) individuals who attended a series of trainings on gender and development mainstreaming, human rights and gender, sexual and reproductive health rights, and gender, rights and governance between July and November 2010, held in Baguio City. A set of criteria was developed by the management of The Red AVP to choose the participants to the Leadership and Trainers Training. The resource persons11 discussed issues and concerns on mobilizing and organizing as GAD champions and advocates; engendering pro-people, gender-responsive good governance for peace and development; realities of LGUs and community aspirations; principles and processes of budgeting at the local and national levels; and, gender and rights as a training framework. (Annex 13, Program, Training 5: Leadership & Training of Trainers)

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The Training 5 team members were composed of Irene Daguno, Leilani Galvez, Corazon Requizo, Joel Saracho, La Rainne Abad Sarmiento and Maria Jovita Zarate. WeDpro Board member Alexandrina Marcelo monitored the training.

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The evaluation generally ranged from excellent to very good, with a minority rating it good. Practicum sessions were incorporated into the training program, where participants demonstrated their skills and knowledge. Critiquing sessions followed each practicum. It was these sessions where a number of participants had a relatively difficult time, since according to them, they needed more time. However, the participants had their own constraintmost of them, particularly the government officials found it difficult to be absent for longer than there days from work. (Annex 14 Summary of Evaluation, Training 5: Leadership & Training of Trainers) Certificates of successful participation were presented to all the participants who were acknowledged as members of the Trainers Pool and officially recognized by the Offices of Mayors Edgardo Pamintuan of Angeles City and James Bong Gordon of Olongapo City; the European Union Head of Operations Nicholas Taylor and The Red AVP Project Manager. (Annex 15, sample of the certificate; Annex 16, Photos Training 5: Training 5: Leadership & Training of Trainers) 4.3 Pilot Training - Pilot trainings conducted by the Trainers Pool commenced a few weeks after their own training Pilot training for Olongapo group materialized last March 30. The Trainers Pool facilitated the first Gender Sensitivity Training (GST) for the LGU employees of City of Olongapo, with ninety one (91) participants, fifty six (56) females and thirty five (35) males. (Annex 17, Program Pilot Training; Annex 18, Photos, Pilot Training photos) Activity 5: Video production Reaping What We Sow, released on April 8th; two hundred (200) copies were produced and distributed to the project stakeholders and the general public in the cities of Angeles, Olongapo, Metro Manila and elsewhere; the video is also uploaded to the YouTube and other social networking sites. Topics covered The forty-minute video traces the history of the project through interviews with selected project participants, particularly members of the Project Steering Committees. A central character weaves the narratives. The documentary features the reflections, lessons learned and gains of the project. Interspersed with the interviews are stills [photos] of the activities completed. (See Enclosure B, 2 copies of the video) The interviews started 18 March 2011 during the Youth Camp held in San Narciso, Zambales. The Project Manager summed up the activities of the project and how it was implemented. Members of Maskara and Salamin Theatre Scholars shared their experiences. Selected PSC Members from Angeles shared their lessons learned from the project during the 5 th PSC meeting held in Privado Restaurant in Angeles City. Alma Bulawan of Buklod and Yolanda Guiao of NAGKA were also interviewed. Additional footages were shot between the period 20-25 March 2011. On 6 April 2011 the video was completed. This was shown during the end of project conference held in Ateneo de Manila on 8 April 2011.

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Reason for modification for the planned activity In the original proposal, the proposed title was Partnerships in making our communities VAW and Trafficking-Free Zones, which was eventually changed to Reaping what we sow. Results of this activity The video production was completed in the last week of March 2011. The Project Manager and staff viewed the rough cut for commenting. The final version was submitted on 6 April 2011, and final version was released on April 8th and was viewed during the end-of-project conference. Two hundred (200) copies were reproduced and distributed in NCR, Angeles and Olongapo and elsewhere. It is also uploaded to YouTube and other social networking sites. The links are: http://vimeo.com/24527473 http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F24527473&h=95846 YouTube Upload Links Part 1 of 2: http://youtu.be/0qp1QdGfqM8 Part 2 of 2: http://youtu.be/UkF6t0J_Hv0 The video became a venue for PSC members to reflect on their experiences as project participants. The following have been culled from the video: Anne (Idy) Marie Pamintuan (Angeles City): Before [the project started], there was a wrong or incorrect interpretation and implementation of RA 9262; now [with the project], barangay officials are more knowledgeable with the law and with how VAW/C should be implemented. When The Red AVP came, their knowledge expanded. Yolanda Guiao (Angeles City): I shared what I learned from The Red AVPs training. I shared with them the knowledge that women have rights, and that they ought to know what to do when their husbands beat them up. Alma Bulawan (Olongapo City): There are many forms of violence which people dont see or realize because many women dont complain or report. In the research report conducted by The Red AVP, we saw the number of reported cases. As part of the Trainers Pool, I can give more training to other people in Olongapo. The project did a lot of things, but violence doesnt stop after 18 months; its good that we have a group *Stand AVP Now!+ which can continue the work, but its even better if we can have more barangays as pilot [areas].
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Heide Patio (Angeles City): There is an Angeles City Executive Order where WeDpro is included in the reconstituted task force on violence against women and children including human trafficking (VAWCT). The research component [of the project] was very useful for planning purposes and enabled us to identify the services needed. The Red AVP was a big help to the DSWD. But it is unfortunate that there are only two barangays selected by the project. We need continuous training especially there are newly elected barangay officials who need this training; more capability building, and direct assistance to VAW victims and survivors. We have the law, but we really need good implementation. Edna Manlapaz (Angeles City): The result of the research is informative and covers a number of concerns. Through the theatre component, there is clearly the message about the promotion of womens rights. During the first training, I felt a bit depressed at my age, I realized I have no knowledge of many things. Here I saw the challengethat I can be an instrument to help women not only in school but in their communities. After the training I shared with the group and it is now part of our advocacy in school as a way of promoting womens rights. There are two theater groups that have been formed, and I know they will pursue their goals, but they still need monitoring and supervision until such time that we can say that the project has been sustained. The theatre groups will continue the goals of WeDpro. This, to me, is an indicator that the project successful. I feel sad because it seems like we have just started; 18 months is not enough to address the breadth and depth of the problems of women. Editha Lacsina (Angeles): We can teach our students about what is happening at the barangay level. Theater Scholars (interviewed as a group, Angeles and Olongapo): We got involved because friends encouraged them to join; some saw the posters announcing the auditions for the theatre formation in WeDpros office. Some of their reflections: We became aware of our rights; We learned how to explain gender and realized how gender insensitive our society is; We learned that homosexuals have rights that they can speak out and speak on issues that are close to their hearts; We deepened our knowledge about womens and childrens rights; We feel pain when women in the bars are looked down and discriminated.

Activity 6: End-of-project Conference held on April 8, 2011 at ISO Complex, Ateneo De Manila University, Quezon City, with one hundred one (101) participants with seventy one (71) female and thirty (30) males. Topics covered The project had the culmination program on 8 April 2011 at ISO, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. The conference theme was

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Human Rights as the Foundation of Peace: Lessons from The Red AVP." (Annex 19 program; Annex 20, End-of-project conference photos) Representatives of national women's groups, social movement organizations, human rights institutions, the local government units' of Angeles City and Olongapo City and project participants from the project sites, attended the conference. Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales, National Anti-Poverty Commission Assistant Secretary Lila Shahani and Vice Mayor of Quezon City Joy Belmonte addressed the 101-strong audience. (Annex 21, End-of-project speeches) Rosales shared with the group the efforts of the Commission on Human Rights in combating VAW and other issues in relation to the implementation of Anti-VAWC and HR laws. Shahani on the other hand discussed the programs of the NAPC which addresses the issues of women and poverty. Vice Mayor Belmonte, welcomed the participants and stressed the need to address violence against women and sex trafficking, particularly in the premier city which continues to host a large number of streetwalkers. Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan of Angeles City, in his prepared speech read by Heide Patio, head of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), shared the news about the establishment of the Anti-Violence against Women Desks in all the 33 barangays of Angeles City, as part of the Women HEAL Program of the citys Gender and Development Unit. Representatives from the Project Steering Committees also shared their reflections about the project. Among those who spoke were Heide Patio, Head of the Angeles City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO); Gene Eclarino, Head of the Olongapo City CSWDO; Emily Pagal, Representative of Mondriaan Aura College; Edna Manlapaz, Director Center for Christian Formation Angeles University Foundation; Elizabeth Tamao, Secretary of Barangay West Bajac-bajac, Olongapo City; and Editha Lacsina, GAD Committee, PNP Region 3 Training Institute. City Councilor Ellen Dabu of Olongapo City represented Mayor James Gordon. Everyone was unanimous in conveying their appreciation for the gains they had taken from the project and wished that the project could continue and expand to other barangays in the two pilot cities. (Annex 22, remarks by representatives from Angeles and Olongapo) Adelina S. Apostol, DSWD Region 3 Director was present and gave an impromptu remark. She congratulated WeDpro and the project participants. The video, Reaping what we sow, she said, was a wake-up call. She said that while there are laws addressing violence against women, anti-trafficking, and the Magna Carta for Women, she sees the need for a stronger implementation of these laws. We saw what is really happening around and I am thinking of converging services of all local government units to prevent violence against women and children. Apostol also cited examples of cases she knows, like a pregnant woman who was found in a casa.

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We have the laws, she said, we implement these laws but there are still cases of violence. She commented on the theatre presentations and noted that childrens right to education is sometimes violated by their own parents. There should be a strong parenting capability and we need to give priorities to our family, and said that community based theatre groups can be a good way for the DSWDs advocacy in the institutions family development section. As of now the DSWD has a pilot project for the Out of School Youths and the Delinquent Youth. In Angeles we have the Barkada sa Barangay (or roughly translated Groupies in Barangay). She is glad that the theatre groups can serve as advocacy tools. I believe that budget is not a problem, what matters most is cooperation. The role of each one of us in the local government is to resolve problems regarding violence against women and children. She said the NGOs are important because they can help the local government. A representative from the European Union, Programme Officer Margarito Raynera, delivered his brief remarks on behalf of Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to the Philippines Guy Ledoux, who was out of the country during the conference. Salamin (Mirror) and Maskara (Mask) gave moving performances that depicted stories of violence against women and trafficking and included advocacy calls. Plaques and certificates of appreciation were distributed among the Angeles and Olongapo LGUs, PSC members, trainers, and supporters of The Red AVP. Friends from other NGOs, colleagues and supporters also shared their written solidarity messages. (Annex 23, End-of-project Solidarity Messages) Results of this activity The end-of-project conference is not only a culmination of the 18 months project but also a challenge to sustain the strong partnership and commitment developed among project stakeholders in the cities of Angeles and Olongapo. Majority of the stakeholders had this realization that the time allotted for the project is not enough. The project bore fruit and achieved substantial gains in many areas. It resulted, among others in raising the consciousness and sensitivity of stakeholders. With this recognition, they still wish to continue the partnership and share our valuable project lessons and insights with other communities. A PSC member says that there so much to be done to help alleviate the deteriorating condition of youth and women in the community and in the society as large. Activity 7: Project Steering Committees meetings held in the cities of Angeles and Olongapo, with the total of seventy five (75) participants (63 females and 12 males).

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Topics covered Report on the last quarters activities and completed activities Update on ongoing activities including dates, venues and similar matters Information sharing on the objectives of activities and resource persons Invited guest to the end of project conference Announcement of scholarships to the PETA summer workshop Requests for materials support and other assistance to the project (Annex 24 for the summary of minutes of the 4th and 5th PSC meetings) Results of this activity For the period, four (4) regular quarterly meetings were held, the 4th and 5th PSC meetings. The PSC is regularly updated on the activities and plans of The Red AVP. Given this, the PSCs have been actively engaged in all the activities and in monitoring. Immediate concerns are addressed and the cooperation of all the members has been generated, including the material support for some activities, e.g., transportation of the theater scholars to workshops and other events. The last two (2) post-project meetings reviewed the specific reforms undertaken by local government officials in terms of legislation, programs and services, and generated concrete plans for sustainability, following up on the general commitments already made earlier. Changes in the PNP leadership were also discussed (see section Assessment of the results of the Action: Impact for a detailed discussion on this.) Activity 8: Website Development and Maintenance, every quarter Topics covered The website features selected articles photos, videos, news, statements and updates on The Red AVP. (www.wedprophils.org) Results of this activity The WeDpro website is the publics window to what we do. Upon implementation of the EU Action, certain changes have been implemented to make visible the contribution of the donor to the organization. The website has generated interest from various sectors, i.e., it allows website users to interact with WeDpro by posting comments and suggestions. Through the website, four (4) international volunteers have been integrated into some activities of The Red AVP, mostly in field activities. Two of the volunteers were students from the University of Guam, one from Mount Holyoke University in the United States; and one from London. The last one is based with the theater groups, Salamin and Maskara until the end of May. Her work entails teaching English, doing workshops and exercises in script writing. Another volunteer-intern is coming in June 2011 and staying until September 2011; she will be working with NAGKA, Salamin and Maskara.

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Activity 9: Monitoring, quarterly There were three (3) main monitoring mechanism established for the project. Oversight and participation of the Board of Directors - One of the key decisions of WeDpros Board of Directors (BoD) is to be involved in the implementation of the project. As a working Board, the BoD members bring specific expertise into the project. The BoD decided to assign the Chairperson of Board to be the Project Manager. In the Capacity Building for Stakeholders, all the BoD members took part as expert resource persons and /or facilitators, and as part of the oversight on logistical and technical arrangement. The Project Management Team (PMT) The Project Manager put together the PMT which ensures the day-to-day implementation of the project activities. The Project Manager, the Project Assistant who also doubled as the Communications and Visibility Officer, the Field Coordinators, the head of the Administrative Unit and the Project Finance Staff are the regular members of the PMT. When a component was being implemented, the head of the components Research Consultant, Theatre Development Consultant, IEC Development Consultant were invited to sit with the PMT to ensure smooth implementation of the activities. The BoD was as well invited to PMT meetings. The PMT meet every week for consultations and on a quarterly basis for assessment and planning. The overall accountability for project outputs rested with the Project Manager. From time to time, when international volunteers were accepted, they helped in particular activities assigned to them by the Project Manager. The Project Steering Committee (PSC) has been formed composed of WeDpro, representatives of the city government of Angeles and Olongapo, barangays chairs of communities directly targeted by the project (the red light districts), civil society and GAD focal points. The PSC is a mechanism that is expected to ensure the cooperation of the local government and barangay officials and other government authorities. The main function of this body is to provide direction and support to project implementation. Official collaboration will be covered by an appropriate Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The members of the PSC include representatives of the Office of the Mayor in the two cities, the PNP, CSWDO heads, heads or representatives of the barangays selected for the project; other elected barangay officials, representatives of academic institutions, the implementing partners representative, human rights advocates. The PSC served as a conduit to the Local Government Executives (LGEs) for effective and efficient implementation of the activities. During the implementation timeframe presently reported the following support has been extended by the LGUs and barangays: venue, transportation and or snacks for several activities of the group and theatre scholars. Quarterly PSC meeting were held. For the last quarter of the program, three (3) regular PSC meetings were conducted in the two project sites. (See Annex 24 summary of minutes of the 4th and 5th PSC meetings; Annex 25, selected photos of PSC meeting) Activity 10: Spin-off activities

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Spin-off activities have started even before the formal end of the project. Additional resources were mobilized for some of the spin off activities. A. Digital Story Telling In the course of the project implementation, WeDpro became aware of the personal stories of the participants in the community theater development component. As The Red AVP did not include a phase where the traumas and the long-held secrets of our youth can be addressed, WeDpro deemed it necessary to immediately address these concerns towards supporting the urgent need for these traumas to be looked into. The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) gave WeDpro a small grant 12 to conduct a two-month long project called The Youth Tell Their Stories: Breaking Silences, Using ICTs as Form of Healing (Mga Kwento ng Kabataan: Pagbasag sa Katahimikan, Paggamit ng ICTs Bilang Porma ng Paghihilom). The DST project aimed to slowly bring some of these stories through a medium that has affinity of the youth culture through the use of internet communication technologies or ICTs. The project was undertaken in the context of The Red AVP and produced seven digital stories produced by selected theater scholars, with average running time of around two minutes. Results of this activity Eight (8) participated in the DST workshop (females: 6; males: 2), with six five (5) from Salamin and Maskara (females: 4; males: 2). Two participants were from WeDpro. Many of the youth articulated their desire to be part of the next batch. Those who were selected for the DST project but could not make it, expressed regret that they missed an opportunity to learn, express themselves and show their production, particularly when they learned that the stories have been uploaded in YouTube and other social networking sites. Part of the spin off activities involves the training in DST of the next batches of theatre scholars, with selected participants from the first batch to serve as resource persons.13 Two (2) participants from WeDpro joined the DST workshop primarily to learn the process and ensure sustainability of the technical learning, even as they told their own stories. Twenty seven (27) persons (females: 19; males: 8) watched the community viewing in Olongapo City on March 8. Eighteen (18) females: 11; males: 7 ) watched the community viewing in Angeles City on March 11, 2011; as all the DST participants were given a CD copy of the stories, it is expected that there will be a multiplier effect on the number of persons who will be able to view the digital stories (Annex 27, photos of community viewings). Uncounted viewers watched four (4) of the seven (7) the digital stories during FMAs event on March 10. With the distribution of CDs with the stories to various individuals,
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organizations and institutions, it can be assumed that hundreds, and eventually thousands will be able to view the videos. The multiplier effect of the project is evident. Uploading the materials at YouTube.com was completed on 7 March 2011. WeDpro has a YouTube account and the digital stories in YouTube are linked to WeDpros website, Facebook pages of Salamin and Maskara, the Filipino-American page and at WeDpros website (www.wedprophils.org). (Annex 26, Digital Story Telling photos)14 The digital stories were also announced in the Facebook accounts of WeDpro and individual, as well as other social networking sites. As the nature of social networking as a continuing engagement, WeDpro awaits the comments and reactions from Facebook users. Links in YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddTUVxJv_Hk HUBOG NG AKING KABATAAN - Jeanette Colocado http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIwKVASBCt8 DIDAY - Desiree Ventura http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDCKnuEKxG0 BANIG - Arlene Galvez http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD9vGN8CJs0 BAKIT GANUN - Almond Perry Torres http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi_5We1AwpA AMPUNAN - Jelyn Verano http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeNmmwz7j0Q PAGNANASA - Allen Ladia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3sjiV_YcWM PANGARAP KONG MAKILALA SIYA - Evan Marie Stephen http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=208467725834182&saved#!/video/video.ph p?v=208467725834182 PANGARAP KONG MAKILALA SIYA http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=208467725834182&saved#!/video/video.ph p?v=208465492501072 PAGNANASA http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=208467725834182&saved#!/video/video.ph p?v=208464599167828
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HUBOG NG AKING KABATAAN http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=208467725834182&saved#!/video/video.ph p?v=208463252501296 DIDAY http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=208460435834911 BAKIT GANUN http://www.facebook.com/video/?id=100000128698909#!/video/video.php?v=2084578091 68507 AMPUNAN http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=208469269167361&saved#!/video/video.ph p?v=208469269167361 BANIG B. Commemoration of International Womens Day (IWD) 2011 In Manila, WeDpro staffs and officers and members of partner organizations, NAGKA and Buklod, joined the mobilization of the World March of Womens commemoration of IWD. Representatives of WeDpro and Buklod delivered solidarity message during the program held in Mendiola, Manila. Press statement (in English and Filipino) of WeDpro was also released. (Annex 28 IWD 2011 Press Statement) In Olongapo City, the celebration of the IWD was held in collaboration with the LGU on March 8th at the City Multipurpose Covered Court. The Office of the Mayor, through the intercession of the members of the PSC invited the Maskara group to the event. In Angeles City, the celebration of the IWD was held in collaboration with the LGU on March 28th at Angeles City. The Office of the Vice Mayor, through the Angeles PSC invited the Salamin theatre group to perform during the Launching of Barangay VAWC Desks. (Annex 29, International Women's Day Celebration photos) On 16th March, Ruby Salinas of Finance Services Centre of the Deutsche Knowledge Services Pte. Ltd., (Manila Branch)15 invited WeDpro as a resource person for its annual celebration of the IWD. The main event was the showing of selected digital stories and the open forum where two theatre scholars (Allen Ladia of Salamin and Desiree Ventura of Maskara), Alma Bulawan of Buklod Center and Purificacion Gilbore of NAGKA answered questions from the audience. Aida Santos gave a brief overview of The Red AVP. Around 30 female employees attended the seminar. During the open forum, a number of them said that they were unaware of the issues of sexual exploitation and violence against women in the way that the digital stories and the sharing done by Alma and Purificacion depicted. They thanked WeDpro for the opportunity given to them to watch and listen. They also said that perhaps they can do something concretely in their own capacity to help
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raise the awareness of other people. IEC materials were distributed during the event. (Annex 30, photos) C. PETA Summer Theatre Workshop 2011 Through the assistance of theatre consultant Joel Saracho, two of The Red AVP theatre scholars, Desiree Ventura and Mark Gilbore, were given scholarship to the 2011 Philippine Educational Theatre Associations (PETA) theatre workshop held on 04 to 24 May 2011. Mayors Pamintuan and Gordon gave donations for the two scholars expenses, through the intercession of the PSC members. WeDpro provide accommodations, food, transportation and miscellaneous expenses. Ventura and Gilbore will share their experiences and train other scholars as part of their reentry plans. Their performance can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnH7zsAmatM&feature=youtu.be
2.2. Activities that have not taken place

The Angeles group decided to hold its pilot training on June 2-3, 2011, as this was the only available time for the target participants. While the training report cannot be included in the present report, WeDpro will ensure that the key messages that part of the overall goal of the Action is carried through the activity. WeDpro will also monitor and evaluate the pilot training. A formal assessment questionnaire was not given out to be filled in by PSC members; instead, qualitative assessments were documented during formal and informal discussions in various activities. Of particular note are the results of the interviews that were incorporated in the video documentary Reaping what we sow, sharing during PSC meetings, and the reflections and commitment speeches given during the end-of-project conference held on 8th April.
2.3. What is your assessment of the results of the Action? Include observations on the

performance and the achievement of outputs, outcomes, impact and risks in relation to specific and overall objectives, and whether the Action has had any unforeseen positive or negative results. (Please quantify where possible; refer to Logframe Indicators). Following the Action Plan submitted for the Interim Report, as cited below, all the activities planned for November 2010 to April 2011, have been completed successfully. Spin off activities have also been added, discussed in various sections of the present Final Report. Updated Action Plan (Annex 27, in the Interim Report)
Year 2 (covering the period October 2010 April 2011 Semester 1 Activity Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 Sem 2 7

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Year 2 (covering the period October 2010 April 2011 Semester 1 Activity Month 1 Capacity Building Among Stakeholders Training 4 Gender, Rights and Governance Preparations Execution Training 5 Leadership and Training of Trainers Training Pilot Trainings by Pool of Trainers, 2 cities: Planning Execution Research Re-editing (to 2 volumes) Re-layout Printing Launching (with comics): NCR Distribution of copies and upload to website IEC Development Conceptualization Development and Production of Comics (Writing, Illustration) Printing Video production / project documentation Community based Theatre Development Continuation of workshops for Senior Scholars Workshops for Junior Scholars Rehearsals Showcase performances Performance: End-of-project conference Assessment and Planning for Sustainability: A Workshop with Stakeholders and Communities Communications and Visibility Component Distribution of Project Materials and other projectrelated communications Development & Execution of Media Plan Website development and upgrading Monitoring Weekly PMO meeting Quarterly PMO meetings th 4 PSC meeting: 2 cities 2 3 4 5 6 Sem 2 7

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Year 2 (covering the period October 2010 April 2011 Semester 1 Activity 5 PSC Meeting & Final Assessment & Planning for Sustainability Final Project Assessment and Planning Writing of Reports Submission End of Project Conference Preparation Execution
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The results from the updated logframe (below) are incorporated in the matrix and marked as Results. Result 1: During the 18-month implementation of the project, testimonies from the project stakeholders point to a common understanding of the need to imbue programs and services with a gender and rights-based approach. The summation of the learning can be gleaned from the enclosed video entitled Reaping what we sow, where government and community women articulated the specific gains from the project, including the awareness on the spirit of the laws in focus, the antiviolence against women and their children (RA 9262) and the anti-trafficking law (RA 9208). In particular, the project stakeholders have been keenly aware of the need to imbue their programs, activities and projects with a gender and rights-based perspective. Standardization and systemization of data collection and protocols of service delivery and assistance have been reported. The research reports have been taken seriously and in the process, government agencies tasked with the implementation of the laws became aware of the need to review their policies and protocols. Result 2: The capacity building activities have all been completed, with a generally high (excellent-very good) evaluation results from the participants. The pilot training was completed in Olongapo City, and for Angeles City, on or before June 2, 2011; the delay in the Angeles training has been a result of the massive restructuring undertaken by the newly elected administration, and reportedly the lack of complete turnover from the past administration. The Project Steering Committees report that ongoing trainings are being done, and other trainings are being planned, using the modules developed by WeDpro as their templates and the project IEC materials as their references, which they are also able to distribute to the training participants. Result 3: The last IEC material, comics, was produced and published with 1,000 copies. A total of three launchings (Angeles, Olongapo, Metro Manila) were completed. All the IEC materials have been distributed, including to the PSC members who are conducting their pilot trainings. A more detailed discussion is written in the section Activity 3.

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Result 4: Salamin and Maskara have been officially recognized by the local governments of Angeles and Olongapo, and are being tapped as creative method of doing advocacy work on the issues of violence against women / domestic violence and sex trafficking. Assistance to activities of the theatre groups has been concrete and specific. Ten (10) performances were done up to end of April have been reported. A more detailed discussion on this activity can be found at section Activity 2 of the present report. Updated Logframe (for the period November 2010-April 2011)16
Intervention Logic
Overall Objective To contribute to a governance environment where the promotion of human rights is at the center, particularly fulfilling the obligation of local government units (LGUs) to protect and promote the rights of vulnerable populations against trafficking and violence, and to increase the rightsclaiming capacities of women

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increased participation and representation of women and gender advocates in relevant LGU councils LGU's initiation or support (material or otherwise) for actions against trafficking and VAWC (violence against women and children) increased gender sensitivity in the LGU and community responses to and management of trafficking and VAWC cases

Sources and means of verification


documentation of LGU and barangay policy papers, memos and similar actions to trafficking and violence documentation of project activities, taking note of LGU participation and contributions in such documentation of community and LGU handling of trafficking and VAWC cases

Assumptions
interest and willingness of communities, particularly of women, to build their capacities and participate in actions against trafficking and VAWC, including engaging the local government for increased support for these actions political will of the LGU to undertake actions to eliminate trafficking and VAWC in their communities, and to build their capacities on a rights and gender-based approach to governance supportive barangay officials (a concern particularly in the face of possible change of leadership after the October

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Notes: 1. 2. 3. The highlighted sections have been revised from the original submitted Logframe to indicate current issues and concerns. The entries related to activities that have been completed had been taken out to signify completion, e.g., on the Research Component. The Theatre development and performances are an ongoing activity, thus the original OVIs and sources and means of verification have been retained.

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2010 barangay elections

Result 1: During the 18-month implementation of the project, testimonies from the project stakeholders point to a common understanding of the need to imbue programs and services with a gender and rights-based approach. The summation of the learning can be gleaned from the enclosed video entitled Reaping what we sow, where government and community women articulated the specific gains from the project, including the awareness on the spirit of the laws in focus, the anti-violence against women and their children (RA 9262) and the anti-trafficking law (RA 9208). In particular, the project stakeholders have been keenly aware of the need to imbue their programs, activities and projects with a gender and rights-based perspective. Standardization and systemization of data collection and protocols of service delivery and assistance have been reported. The research reports have been taken seriously and in the process, government agencies tasked with the implementation of the laws became aware of the need to review their policies and protocols.
Specific Objectives To identify factors constraining the effective implementation of the anti-trafficking and anti-VAWC laws in the selected areas, from a rights and gender-based perspective To build the capacities of stakeholders to address the identified factors hindering the protection and fulfilment of the right against trafficking and violence Result 2: increased knowledge and skills of major stakeholders (e.g. community women leaders, LGU officials) on rightsbased planning, case management and advocacy against trafficking and VAW baseline study on the implementation status of relevant national laws and local ordinances (if any) against trafficking and violence against women and their children accomplishment of project activities which includes community and LGU capacity-building documentation of activities related to the implementation or adoption of key recommendations in the Research report, cooperation of stakeholders / partners prevailing community attitudes on domestic violence and trafficking genderbased violence and discrimination in general political will of local government officials and village leaders

Expected Result

improved service delivery and management of domestic violence and trafficking cases

GAD plans in the selected project sites that include programs and services addressing VAWC, trafficking and other gender issues; Consultation meetings / participatory methods in GAD planning

Political will of LGUs, LCEs and other officials; LGU support for the project participants plan of action; Monitoring mechanism to ensure success of the plans of action; Community groups particularly women and youth

Result 3: increased community

more people have access to information

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awareness on trafficking and VAW, and the laws against such on the laws against trafficking and VAWC, and the provided services for victimsurvivors stated therein more people, particularly women and the youth, are involved in community campaigns against trafficking VAWC personnel (training team), consultants (for module development) and community coordinators office / training supplies electronic equipment for recording and documentation (e.g. digital recorders, camera laptop computers) and related supplies (e.g. batteries, flash discs, memory cards) electronic equipment for presentations (e.g. laptop, LCD projector, microphones) provisions for groundwork / coordination with communities and officials (e.g. transportation, food, meeting expenses) provisions for provisions for training team meetings provisions for conducting the on-site training (e.g. board and lodging of team, transportation, venue Training modules Documentat ion of trainings conducted Sub-activity reports (e.g. on pilot-testing, community consultations) Activity assessment report collaborating with local and barangay officials; Enhanced and effective youth organizing

Result 4: increased community participation in the advocacy against trafficking and VAW

Activities Capacity Result 2: Building stakeholders training among 2.1. preliminary Stake activities holders (coordination (Trainings and securing 3-5) training logistics) 2.2. development of training modules 2.3. conducting the training 2.4. post-activity assessment and follow up

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rental, food for participants) provisions for photocopying / reproduction of handouts and other materials provisions postactivity assessment (e.g. food, venue, transportation)

Result 2: The capacity building activities have all been completed, with a generally high (excellent-very good) evaluation results from the participants. The pilot training was completed in Olongapo City, and for Angeles City, on or before June2, 2011; the delay in the Angeles training has been a result of the massive restructuring undertaken by the newly elected administration, and reportedly the lack of complete turnover from the past administration. The Project Steering Committees report that ongoing trainings are being done, and other trainings are being planned, using the modules developed by WeDpro as their templates and the project IEC materials as their references, which they are also able to distribute to the training participants.
IEC develop ment and production Result 3: production and distribution of IEC materials (Comics) 3.1. development of IEC materials 3.3. mass reproduction of IEC materials 3.4. launching of IEC materials (e.g. through community presentation) and distribution 3.5. post-activity assessment and follow up office supplies provisions for meetings and IEC materials workshops (e.g. transportation, food, office supplies, photocopying) printing / reproduction costs provisions for community launching (e.g. transportation, food) electronic equipment for presentations (e.g. laptop, LCD projector, microphones) provisions postactivity assessment (e.g. food, venue, transportation) IEC materials developed Documentation of IEC materials launching in the community Documentation of IEC materials copies distributed Activity assessment report:

Result 3: The last IEC material, comics, was produced and published with 1,000 copies. A total of three launchings (Angeles, Olongapo, Metro Manila) were completed. All the IEC materials have been distributed, including to the PSC members who are conducting their pilot trainings. A more detailed discussion is written in the section Activity 3.

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Theatre develop ment and perform ances Result 4: establishment of community theatre groups 4.1. creative workshops in writing, stagecraft, performance, community organizing through the arts 4.3. rehearsals 4.4. performance 4.6. post-activity assessment and follow up personnel / consultants (community theatre development specialists; training teams) office supplies provisions for groundwork / coordination with youth groups (e.g. transportation, food, meeting expenses) provisions for conducting the theatre training (e.g. board and lodging of team, transportation, venue rental, food of participants) provisions for photocopying / reproduction of handouts and other materials electronic equipment for recording and documentation (e.g. digital recorders, camera laptop computers) and related supplies (e.g. batteries, flash discs, memory cards) materials for theatre production work provisions for actual presentation (e.g. transportation, materials, food, electronic equipment such as microphones, sound systems, klieg lights) Activity assessment report Presentation of community theatre groups t Documentation of seminar workshops conducted

Result 4: Salamin and Maskara have been officially recognized by the local governments of Angeles and Olongapo, and are being tapped as creative method of doing advocacy work on the issues of violence against women / domestic violence and sex trafficking. Assistance to activities of the theatre groups has been concrete and specific. Nine (9) performances were done up to end of April have been reported. A more detailed discussion on this activity can

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be found at section Activity 2 of the present report. Assessment of the results of the Action: Impact In terms of the Overall Objective (To contribute to a governance environment where the promotion of human rights is at the center, particularly fulfilling the obligation of local government units (LGUs) to protect and promote the rights of vulnerable populations against trafficking and violence, and to increase the rights-claiming capacities of women), the following impact has been noted: 2.4.1 Gender and rights based perspective incorporated in key policies and programs and activities -- During the 18-month implementation of the project, testimonies from the project stakeholders point to a common understanding of the need to imbue programs and services with a gender and rights-based approach. The summation of the learning can be gleaned from the enclosed video entitled Reaping what we sow, where government and community women articulated the specific gains from the project, including the awareness on the spirit of the laws in focus, the anti-violence against women and their children (RA 9262) and the anti-trafficking law (RA 9208). Measureable impact related to higher awareness of gender and development, human rights and good governance, and application to certain programs and activities have been noted. 2.4.2 Research reports impact on programs and services -- The project stakeholders were appreciative of the Research Report which collected data on VAW and trafficking cases from the selected four barangays in the two cities as the reports (a) showed the gaps in terms of the understanding of the laws in the context of a gender and rights based framework; (b) the challenges posed in terms of the legally acceptable manner of the process of implementation and the concomitant gaps as a result of the low awareness of the laws or worse, a lack of understanding of human rights as the basis of the laws. Since victimssurvivor and community women and youth were interviewed for the study, and some case studies were highlighted, the above-mentioned challenges were brought to the fore. In the process, government agencies tasked with the implementation of the laws became aware of the need to review their policies and protocols. The research reports gained attention and was well received by members of the IACAT chaired by Department of Justice Leila de Lima; 2.4.3 Policy reforms, establishment of VAWC desks and development of GAD Plans During the last quarter of the project, the local government unit of Angeles City had mandated the establishment of VAW desks in all of the 33 barangays of the city. In Olongapo, an ordinance was created mandating all barangays to allocate five percent of their budgets for the GAD plans. While the project cannot claim to be the only push for the policy, the timing was certainly of note. The project certainly contributed to the raising of awareness about the need to implement policies and laws on the prevention and protection of women from all forms of violence and the State obligation to do so. The Accomplishment Report (Annex 31) provided by the PNP-Angeles City and shared with WeDpro shows the collaborative spirit within the project;
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The PNP-Olongapo GAD Plan for 2010 clearly articulates the need to implement the Anti VAWC laws and address other forms of violence against women in the family and in the workplace, a significant and definitive enhancement that was not present in previous plans. (Annex 32) A city ordinance was mandating all barangays in Olongapo City to allocate five percent (5%) of their IRA to gender and development issues (Annex 33, Resolution No. 137) Barangay West Bajac-bajac, one of the four pilot barangays, developed a GAD Plan for 2010-2011 which among others, state clearly the plan to Adopt GAD Code of 2007 and allocate funds for GAD, with the objective of Translating] into Barangay Policy the advocacy on Gender Equality and Equity; allocating funds; requiring accountability among officials, to name some. This plan is a far cry from the GAD plan which was used as an exercise tool for planning during Training 1 on Gender and Development. It is clear that from that exercise and the lessons learned, the barangay through the main efforts of PSC members (Barangay Secretary Elizabeth Tamao and then alternate member and now Barangay Councilor Conrad Hipolito), have eschewed the training knowledge and skills and translated that to policy action. (Annex 34) The formation of a group called Stand AV (Anti Violence, a takeoff from The Red AVP) Now! of Olongapo City, and the crafting of its VMG, commitment setting and discussion of a one-year plan;); in particular the ongoing support given to "Charisse" and her family, and the acceptance of a private counsel as recommended by WeDpro (Annex 35 VMG, elected officers and one year strategic plan); Stand AV Now! Has conducted two gender sensitivity trainings for several groups.

2.4.4 Sense of project ownership -- A sense of ownership of the project could be gleaned from the various commitment documents, remarks and other assessment tools that the project stakeholders crafted. Commitment to sustain the project; the remarks and speeches delivered by members of the PSCs clearly manifest what they gained from the project, and what they are prepared to commit to sustain it. Concrete examples of this include the recognition events for the theatre scholars and the Trainers Pool during flag ceremonies hosted by the LGUs; official recognition by the local government units and communities of Angeles and Olongapo for the two theatre groups organized under the project, Salamin and Maskara. For Maskara, Mayor Gordon had them as special guests during its weekly flag ceremony on March 21, 2011 and symbolically [re]awarded the medals of recognition where the group performed for City Hall employees17

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Given to all theatre scholars who successfully passed the requirements by WeDpro through members of the Project Steering committees during the Youth Camp held on February 17-19, 2011.
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Mayor Pamintuan likewise acknowledged the Salamin group during a flag ceremony held on 4 April at Angeles City where the group performed for City Hall employees;

2.4.5 WeDpro as a key actor in an advisory capacity to police actions -- During the project implementation phase, the police found WeDpros informal advise as a comfort zone with regard to the manner in which they would conduct their raids against establishments suspected of being involved in trafficking, e.g., they would send confidential text messages to ask for WeDpros advice or send vital information regarding their activities. Police records of similar activities were also shared with WeDpro. 2.4.6 Project reach An overall estimate of over thirty thousand (30,000) at the very least had been reached by the Action, discounting number of those accessing the website, social networking sites, and multiplier effects of various forms of dissemination. The Project Steering Committees and the theater scholars continue to reach other constituents within their localities. But beyond the figures, what is most notable and palpable is the sensitivity raised among local government and barangay officials to their responsibilities as State actors to implement laws particularly on violence and trafficking. Both cities have expanded its networks of support for VAWC and trafficking; one concrete example was the commendation made by the DSWD Region 3 Director in an impromptu speech during the end-of-project conference; The formation of trainers pool from both cities of Angeles and Olongapo; according to the participants, they had the first and only GST training among LGU employees of Olongapo City facilitated by trainers pool produced by the Project; The production of seven digital stories created as spin-off activity serves as an eye-opener and gained interest from viewers (PSC members, barangay officials, community and other GO/NGOs) and asked permission to use them for advocacy; and, Increased support from other institutions for theater scholars, e.g., two of them was given scholarships to attend the PETA summer theatre workshop.

Development & Execution of Media Plan A media specialist was taken in the last quarter of the implementation of the Action to sharpen and focus various activities of the project.18. In summary, the following were implemented:
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Website enhancement and maintenance, with news about The Red AVP and the support from the European Union; Timely press releases on key activities;

Rodrigo dela Pea Jr., an independent consultant on media and communications, has offered his services on a voluntary basis.
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Various online pickups, including PR & News wires have been monitored, as follow:

http://www.prlog.org/11507149-youths-turn-to-community-theater-digital-story-telling-toaddress-domestic-violence-trafficking.html (accessed 27 May 2011) http://wording.tv/asia/youths-turn-creative-ways-addressing-domestic-violence-andtrafficking-6743 (accessed 26 May 2011) http://www.webnewswire.com/node/729147 (accessed 26 May 2011) http://blogwatch.tv/news/youths-address-domestic-violence-and-trafficking/ (accessed 25 May 2011) http://www.apc.org/en/blog/youths-turn-community-theater-and-digital-story-te (accessed May 25,2011) http://blog.adoborice.com/2011/05/violence-against-women-and-children-on.html#more http://www.thirdreport.com/third-report.asp?storyid=421

An example of an online pickups: http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/9191117-youths-turn-to-community-theater-and-digitalstory-telling-to-address-domestic-violence-and-trafficking http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/9191117/content/80781554-improvisation A puppet show tackles human trafficking Young people in Olongapo and Angeles City are tapping their creative talents to combat serious issues that have plagued their communities: domestic violence and trafficking. Using community theater and digital story telling as tools, they have shared their first-hand experiences, raising awareness about violence against women and youth. These innovative methods are a direct result of WeDpros European Union (EU)-supported project called The Red AVP (Anti-Violence Project), short for Private and Public Faces of Violence Against Women: Addressing Domestic Violence and Trafficking In the Urban Poor Communities and Entertainment Centers of Angeles City and Olongapo City. According to Aida Santos-Maranan, Chairperson of WeDpro and Project Manager of The Red AVP, the sites were chosen because of the prevalence of abuse in the said areas. The dust left behind by the US military bases in Subic and Clark, even if it was more than decades ago, has filtered into all aspects of lives in Angeles and Olongapo. The greatest tragedies of prostitution, domestic violence, sexual exploitation and trafficking in the red light districts of Angeles City and Olongapo City are the consequences it has done for the youth and children, she said. These children and youth grew up amidst a seemingly endless cycle of violence and aggression, and are largely deprived of the kind of environment that allows them a safe space in which to play, experiment and develop a healthy and meaningful sense of themselves and their surroundings, she added. Through The Red AVP, WeDpro established two community theaters--Salamin in Angeles City and Maskara in Olongapo City. The theater program has provided opportunities for the youth participants

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to develop the skills, self-knowledge, and confidence which would empower them to challenge present realities and to take control of their future. The theater scholars attended various workshops, undergoing theater exercises and group dynamic processes and activities that tackled basic improvisation techniques, acting exercises, mime, visual arts, voice lessons, dance and creative movements. These exercises and activities enable the scholars to harness and maximize their creativity. After a series of workshops and with the guidance of The Red AVP Community-based Theater Development Director and Lead Trainer Joel Saracho, who completed the crucial last quarter activities, Salamin and Maskara were able to perform in public their own plays that relate to the challenges that they face in their communities, including domestic violence and trafficking. Some members of the theater groups also created their own digital stories in WeDpros project called The Youth Tell Their Stories: Breaking Silences, Using ICT as a Form of Healing. Supported by the Association for Progressive Communications and the Foundation for Media Alternatives, in collaboration with Isis International-Manila, the project enabled survivors of violence and sex trafficking to tell their stories and experiences using digital media. Among the stories were Pagnanasa, where Allen narrates with pain his experience of sexual abuse from his stepfather; Bakit Ganun, a young mans tale of violence that he experienced from his own parents; and Hubog ng Aking Kabataan, where a youth tells her story about being victimized by child trafficking at the age of 12. We use art as a social forum and as a balm for wounded spirits, Santos-Maranan said. Our daily witness of their enthusiasm and the seeds of their transformation into self-confident and healthy individuals, is what gives us the conviction and motivation to go on. The digital stories can be viewed in full on www.youtube.com/user/wedprophils. For more information about WeDpro and The Red AVP, please contact (632) 4267479 or visit www.wedprophils.org.

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/9191117-youths-turn-to-community-theater-anddigital-story-telling-to-address-domestic-violence-and-trafficking http://www.1888pressrelease.com/violence-against-women-and-children-on-the-rise-

wedpro-call-pr-302912.html http://www.widepr.com/print/press_release/13124/violence_against_women_and_children _on_the_rise_wedpro_calls_for_collective_action.html http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/Violence-Against-Women-and-Children-On-the-Rise-WeDpro-Calls-for-Collective-Action/1093706 http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/emnews/news/violence-against-women-andchildren-in-philippines http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/8566803-wedpro-founder-to-be-honored-withbayi-centennial-award 19


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The Project Manager received a Centennial Award during the Centennial celebration of the IWD recognizing her decades-long involvement in the promotion of womens rights and online pickups of the press release were noted in the following sites.

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http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/Wedpro-Founder-To-Be-Honored-With-BayiCentennial-Award/1042027 http://www.prlog.org/11394630-wedpro-founder-to-be-honored-with-bayi-centennialaward.html http://goarticles.com/article/WeDpro-Founder-to-be-Honored-with-BAYI-CentennialAward/4372180/ http://www.1888pressrelease.com/wedpro-founder-to-be-honored-with-bayi-centennialaward-pr-289051.html http://society.ezinemark.com/wedpro-founder-to-be-honored-with-bayi-centennial-award17a1d7409d1.html http://www.articlesbase.com/womens-issues-articles/wedpro-founder-to-be-honored-withbayi-centennial-award-4462844.html http://www.addpr.com/show_details.php?id=62626&option=3 http://videonewsnet.com/video-newsarticles/wedpro_founder_to_be_honored_with_bayi_centennial_award/
2.4. Please list all materials (and no. of copies) produced during the Action on

whatever format (please enclose a copy of each item, except if you have already done so in the past). Please state how the items produced are being distributed and to whom. IEC Materials and Final Distribution List November 2010 - April 2011
IEC Materials Total Balance October 2010 790 copies Produced Nov 2010 to April 2011 None Distribution List November 2010 to April 2011 Total

1.

Project brochure

790 copies Training 4: Gender, Rights and Governance Research Report Book Launching NCR Gawad ng Pagkilala (Theatre Scholars) Signing of Memorandum of Understanding Hon. Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan Networking Digital Story Telling(Video Presentation) 4th and 5th PSC Meeting (Angeles & Olongapo) Training 5: Trainers Training

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IEC Materials Total Balance October 2010 Produced Nov 2010 to April 2011 Distribution List November 2010 to April 2011 Total

2.

Posters

530 pieces

None

International Womens Day Celebration (Angeles, Olongapo and Manila) Youth Camp Pilot Training 530 copies Training 4: Gender, Rights and Governance Research Report Book Launching NCR Gawad ng Pagkilala (Theatre Scholars) Signing of Memorandum of Understanding Hon. Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan Networking Digital Story Telling(Video Presentation) 4th and 5th PSC Meeting (Angeles & Olongapo) Training 5: Trainers Training International Womens Day Celebration (Angeles, Olongapo and Manila) Youth Camp Pilot Training End of Project Conference 10 pieces Training 4: Gender, Rights and Governance Research Report Book Launching NCR Gawad ng Pagkilala (Theatre Scholars) Training 5: Trainers Training Youth Camp Pilot Training End of Project Conference 50 pads November 2010 - April Training 4: Gender, Rights and Governance Research Report Book

3.

Tarpaulins and banners

None

10 pieces

4.

Writing Memo pads

50 pads

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IEC Materials Total Balance October 2010 Produced Nov 2010 to April 2011 Distribution List November 2010 to April 2011 Total

5.

Ballpens, with project logos

129 pieces

None

Launching NCR Gawad ng Pagkilala (Theatre Scholars) Training 5: Trainers Training Youth Camp Pilot Training End of Project Conference 129 pieces Training 4: Gender, Rights and Governance Research Report Book Launching NCR Gawad ng Pagkilala (Theatre Scholars) Signing of Memorandum of Understanding Hon. Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan Networking Digital Story Telling(Video Presentation) 4th and 5th PSC Meeting (Angeles & Olongapo) Training 5: Trainers Training International Womens Day Celebration (Angeles, Olongapo and Manila) Youth Camp Pilot Training End of Project Conference 400 pieces Training 4: Gender, Rights and Governance Research Report Book Launching NCR Gawad ng Pagkilala (Theatre Scholars) Signing of Memorandum of Understanding Hon. Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan Networking Digital Story Telling(Video Presentation) 4th and 5th PSC Meeting (Angeles & Olongapo)

6.

Bookmarks

400 pieces

None

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IEC Materials Total Balance October 2010 Produced Nov 2010 to April 2011 Distribution List November 2010 to April 2011 Total

7.

Stickers

1,000 pieces

None

Training 5: Trainers Training International Womens Day Celebration (Angeles, Olongapo and Manila) Youth Camp Pilot Training End of Project Conference 1,000 pieces Training 4: Gender, Rights and Governance Research Report Book Launching NCR Gawad ng Pagkilala (Theatre Scholars) Signing of Memorandum of Understanding Hon. Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan Networking Digital Story Telling(Video Presentation) 4th and 5th PSC Meeting (Angeles & Olongapo) Training 5: Trainers Training International Womens Day Celebration (Angeles, Olongapo and Manila) Youth Camp Pilot Training End of Project Conference 135 pieces Training 4: Gender, Rights and Governance Research Report Book Launching NCR Gawad ng Pagkilala (Theatre Scholars) Signing of Memorandum of Understanding Hon. Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan Networking Digital Story Telling(Video Presentation) 4th and 5th PSC Meeting (Angeles & Olongapo)

8.

Button pins, with advocacy messages

135 pieces

None

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IEC Materials Total Balance October 2010 Produced Nov 2010 to April 2011 Distribution List November 2010 to April 2011 Total

9.

Flyers

430 copies

None

Training 5: Trainers Training International Womens Day Celebration (Angeles, Olongapo and Manila) Youth Camp Pilot Training End of Project Conference 430 copies Barangay Election (Angeles, Olongapo and NCR) 900 pieces Training 4: Gender, Rights and Governance Research Report Book Launching NCR Gawad ng Pagkilala (Theatre Scholars) Signing of Memorandum of Understanding Hon. Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan Networking Digital Story Telling(Video Presentation) 4th and 5th PSC Meeting (Angeles & Olongapo) Training 5: Trainers Training International Womens Day Celebration (Angeles, Olongapo and Manila) Youth Camp Pilot Training End of Project Conference 60 pieces Training 4: Gender, Rights and Governance Research Report Book Launching NCR Gawad ng Pagkilala (Theatre Scholars) Signing of Memorandum of Understanding Hon. Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan Networking

10.

Tote Bags for training kit

900 pieces

None

11.

T-shirts

60 pieces

None

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IEC Materials Total Balance October 2010 Produced Nov 2010 to April 2011 Distribution List November 2010 to April 2011 Total

12.

Research Report CD

200 pieces

Digital Story Telling(Video Presentation) 4th and 5th PSC Meeting (Angeles & Olongapo) Training 5: Trainers Training International Womens Day Celebration (Angeles, Olongapo and Manila) Youth Camp Pilot Training End of Project Conference 200 pieces Research Report Book Launching NCR End of Project Conference 150 pieces Research Report Book Launching NCR End of Project Conference 1000 pieces End of Project Conference NCR

13.

Research Report ( Books)

150 pieces

14.

Comics ( Super B!)

1000 pieces

15. 16.

17.

Additional materials 20 pieces 20 pieces Youth Camp IWD T-Shirt 20 pieces 20 pieces IWD Celebration Olongapo City IWD Celebration Metro Manila Commemorative 15 pieces None 15 pieces Mugs Training 5: Trainers Training Bags

x x

Total

4439 pieces

1400 pieces

OVERALL TOTAL: 5839 pieces

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2.5. Please list all contracts (works, supplies, services) above 10.000 awarded for the

implementation of the action since the last interim report if any or during the reporting period, giving for each contract the amount, the award procedure followed and the name of the contractor. Not applicable.
2.6. Describe if the Action will continue after the support from the European Union

has ended. Are there any follow up activities envisaged? What will ensure the sustainability of the Action? The Project Steering Committees have drawn up plans to sustain the project, in general through the following activities. Post activity workshops and meetings for theatre scholars, partners and stakeholders Theatre scholar performances DST training for other scholars who were not able to join the first batch WeDpro will serve as resource person for the beneficiaries trainings and related events, Continue distribution of copies of the research reports (CD format) and video documentation Sustainability Plans and Updates from the PSCs On May 10th, a discussion with members of the Angeles PSC was held to firm up a sustainability plan. Among others things, the PSC committed to: Expand the membership of the PSC by inviting others as members especially those who were actively involved in the project implementation activities; Sustain its trainings targeting the barangay officials; Ensure that the GAD plan is gender and rights based in its framework; Assist the theater group Salamin; Mark Gilbore, who leads the Salamin group, is being assisted by the CSWDO through Heide Patio, Head of the CSWDO, to access some financial support from the citys indigent program; The PSC also took note of the newly appointed head of the PNP Womens Desk, Police Inspector Mary Ann Agsalda and SPO2 Evelyn M. Pineda who both joined that meeting and expressed full support for sustaining the gains. Both affirmed their commitment to the post-project sustaining activities. Specifically, WeDpro appealed to the PNP to investigate the matter of a reported case of police harassment of one of Salamin members by a police officer; One PSC member, Anne Marie Pamintuan has joined the GAD Committee of Angeles City and expressed her interest to support future activities of the Salamin theatre group.

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Danilo Garcia, former Barangay Kagawad and a consistent participant to the capacity building activities, has joined the youth program of the city, thus providing an opportunity to expand the support for the youth beneficiaries of the project. A member of NAGKA has been appointed to be a volunteer worker for a barangay, specifically to assist women victims of violence; her selection has been based on her active participation in the project as part of the Angeles implementing partner.

On May 20th a meeting was held with members of the PSC in Olongapo City. Councilor Ellen Dabu reiterated that The Red AVP has propelled the collaboration among several stakeholders in the city, something that the group aims to sustain and strengthened in the coming months, and hopefully years. The following were the commitments made: The Stand AVP Now! is the network which shall be the concrete manifestation of the continuing cooperation of the members of the PSC. The one-year strategic plan which they have approved will be implemented; the plan essentially takes off from the training activities of The Red AVP; They will continue with their own trainings on a monthly basis, targeting several and different groups of their constituents; The theatre group, Maskara, shall be invited to seminars, workshops, and other events where they can do their performances to continue the advocacy component of the group; specifically, the group is being invited by Kgd. Conrad Hipolito to perform during the Linggo ng Kabataan (Youth Week), scheduled in December 2011; An ordinance promulgated back in 1995 which declared a Linggo ng Kabataan (Youth Week) sometime every December of each year, will be amended to make it distinctly gender and rights based in its framework and shall be implemented. This is one key goals of the Action as stated in the proposal; A second training for City Hall employees / officials is being planned, as announced by Gene Eclarino.

They also shared various achievements that the PSC members have garnered, among which are: Mayor James Gordon Jr. has been awarded Outstanding Local Chief Executive Olongapo has been cited as the best chapter of MOVE (Men Opposed to Violence) nationally, and is represented by PSC member and Brgy. West Bajac-bajac Councilor Conrad Hipolito who has also been elected last 30 April 2011 as President of BHRAO (who took over Francis Mercado, alternate member of the PSC) Gene Eclarino has been awarded Outstanding Local Social Welfare and Development Officer; Outstanding Social Worker of the Philippines and is now a nominee for the Philippine Regulatory Commissions Outstanding Social Worker Alternate PSC member PO2 Lolita dela Cruz has been appointed the new OIC of the PNP-Womens Desk replacing Maila Maramag who has opted to be assigned in Bulacan for personal reasons; PO2 Dela Cruz was awarded Best Police Woman, Region 3 and received the Medalya ng Kasanayan. According to her, The Red AVP has built her sense of confidence and has propelled her to become an achiever, moving away from her old shy self. WeDpro committed to continue to support their efforts.
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2.7. Explain how the Action has mainstreamed cross-cutting issues such as promotion

of human rights20, gender equality21, democracy, good governance, children's rights and indigenous peoples, environmental sustainability22 and combating HIV/AIDS (if there is a strong prevalence in the target country/region).23 The themes of the capacity building activities zeroed in on human rights (international agreements and national level), gender, good governance; special attention through lectures and group exercises were given to gender and development mainstreaming (skills and knowledge), and environmental issues. Embedded in those trainings were the principles of democracy, gender equality, transparency, accountability and State obligations and community responsibilities. Two community leaders (Zaldy Dacpano, Jr. and Aida Tadena) from the indigenous communities in Zambales were invited to participate in the capacity building activities; the invitation was coursed through PhilRights, one of the grantees of the European Union. In the training on sexual and reproductive health and rights, emphasis was given to the need for women to control the sexuality and be aware of the risks and challenges posed by the lack of knowledge on gender-based illnesses caused by the unequal gender relations including HIV/AIDS. Specific changes were articulated by the participants: The need to enhance their GAD plans to include plans and resource allocations to address VAW and trafficking particularly affecting their constituents, and more importantly, to make it gender responsive and rights based; Resolutions organizing anti-trafficking and anti VAW/C task forces and other policies to enhance implementation of the relevant laws; Acknowledgment made by the project participants about the need to systematize and standardize their data gathering / collection systems in terms of VAW/C and trafficking cases; The formal establishments of VAWC desks in 33 barangays in Angeles City, announced on 28 March 2011; In the video production, interviews clearly articulated the enhancement of knowledge and skills in the implementation of the laws.

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2.8. How and by whom have the activities been monitored/evaluated? Please

summarise the results of the feedback received, including from the beneficiaries. Note: Please see sections on Activity 4 and Activity 7 for additional information. At least one representative of WeDpros Board of Directors (BoD) attended and monitored all the activities. The PSCs are active in monitoring and evaluating the activities, as this was built in to their mandate. Monthly Project Management Meeting is conducted apart from the weekly updating by the Project Manager with the field coordinators. A quarterly assessment of the management team was also conducted. Summary of the evaluations of activities during the last quarter by the participants (see also section on Activity 5): 2.8.1 After the series of training participants were asked to evaluate and share their learning gained in the trainings. Some believe that it inspires them to work in order to achieve the unit /organizations identified goals. Participants say there must be trust in the distribution of work so that each and every member, including the constituents, can work together and simplify their work. Servant or relational leadership must be considered. The leader should inspire the members and use his/ her abilities to communicate to the community; he should lead by example so that members can participate effectively. A leadership that is group-centered and not leader centered, democratic and participative with close coordination with people are also ideal. 2.8.2 Further, a participant claimed that the series of training help deepen his/ her conviction as servant leader. One hopes to become competent, skillful leader and trainer. Others look forward to become a cooperative and participative person after this training, willing to share her/his knowledge to others. One expects to develop a spirit of voluntarism, gain or enhance his knowledge and improve leadership style and techniques, attitude and quantities. A couple of participants hope to serve greater number of women in their communities to fulfill gender equality empowerment; one expects to polish whatever skills she has. 2.8.3 It was evident through the plans submitted by the theatre scholars that they wish to sustain their groups. They plan to do this by raising funds through street and community performances. 2.8.4 A sense of responsibility has been cultivated within the group. Through regular rehearsals, workshops and sharing they feel they already knew each other well that they were able to share freely their insights about their activities and even personal lives. As a matter of fact, they already plan for their post project activities. They were planning to have school performances when the academic year opens in June 2011. PSC members already expressed their support and pledged assistance by providing them with their uniforms, arranging schedules of performances in their community and offices. Other scholars even promised to share personal money (from their school allowances) for the other members of the group so they can rehearse and perform with or without funding.

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2.8.5 Generally, the project partners saw the importance of continuing effort that the project had started. They feel that the 18-months implementation is not enough. The project is a big help for them in planning and implementation of services intended for the women and youth sector and that it has to be sustained in different forms. First, theatre is seen not only as an art but to a large extent is a way of increasing consciousness and venue of discussing issues of VAWC. Stakeholders, on the other hand, see this as a challenge to be an instrument to help women in their communities using the knowledge they gained from the series of trainings. Fortunately, LGUs of both cities accepted the challenge to accept the pool of trainers as their own and as their responsibility.
2.9. What has your organisation/partner learned from the Action and how has this

learning been utilised and disseminated? Note: It is hoped that the following subsections are treated confidentially. WeDpro has learned that despite the high regard of the project participants and stakeholders for the project and its concrete gains, there are areas which are invisible and sensitive spaces in governance that need to be addressed, but was not specifically addressed by the Action due to the sensitivities mostly political in nature. However, during the trainings, government officials spoke liberally about it but in confidence. o Corruption persists despite intensive intervention through awareness raising and trainings on human rights and governance. The culture of corruption is deeply embedded in the systems, such that an 18-month long project is not enough to sustain whatever gains there have been in this area. o A strong sense of entitlement was seen during the first few weeks of the implementation. In the first training, a government official asked for pocket money or allowance for gifts to her colleagues; the staff politely but firmly told her that it was not part of the project cost allocations. Another official also attempted to charge her entire gasoline expenses going to and from the training venue, using an official car, ignoring the rule that such use and by one person only would have to be discussed beforehand. A compromise was reached whereby the project only paid the equivalent amount that the project budget allowed. WeDpro stood pat on its decisions. The two officials involved in the examples eventually were won over to the goals of the project, and the latter eventually shared her vehicle with other participants. She became one of the strongest advocates in the project. Given the highly politicized bureaucracy and party politics that dominate the political landscape of the country, and especially as observed at the city and barangay levels, any development interventions by CSOs ad NGOs like WeDpro face tremendous challenge. In response to this lesson, WeDpro continues to maintain regular communications with the project stakeholders and beneficiaries to ensure that the gains and future plans for sustainability are monitored.

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Elections tend to destabilize the governance environment and consequently the implementation of activities. During the Actions implementation, tremendous efforts had to be exerted to bring in the newly-elected administration in the City of Angeles into the project mid-stream, particularly right after the May 2010 elections. The mechanism developed for the Actions implementation, the Project Steering Committee, proved to be an appropriate strategy, as this has kept a key implementation strategy, useful for warding off further destabilization of or delay in the project activities and timeframe. According to some PSC Angeles members, there was no proper turnover from the previous administration to the newly elected one. Party politics reigns supreme. Commitments from key project stakeholders have been significant; however, the perennial issue of scarce resources and low level budget allocations to be able to implement projects, activities and programs hounded government agencies involved in the project (e.g., DSWD, PNP, academic institutions). Buklod and NAGKA sustain themselves through external support, often short term, and difficult-to-generate public donations.24 Womens programs are still considered soft programs and thus received low or worse, token prioritization. As a response, WeDpro is in dialogue with city level officials in relation to GAD mainstreaming and has offered its expertise in whatever way possible to include VAW and trafficking concerns as key areas in their GAD plans. Generally, the level of resources allocated for VAW-related activities at the barangay level are disheartening. The budgets of barangays are dependent on allocations from the city government. One example is that of a NAGKA member who was taken in recently as a community worker focused on assisting VAW victims from the high-risk direct intervention at home to accompaniments to various services, with a monthly honorarium of one thousand pesos (Php1,000). This is not even adequate for her transportation and meal expenses. On the one hand, barangay officials recognize the value of including NAGKA into its work on VAW, on the other hand, the remuneration is so low, the NAGKA woman is already thinking of resigning. It is obvious that another space for advocacy needs to be developed and mainstreamed: in the area of resource allocation for VAW cases, and to activate the support of the GAD Committee through the GAD funds. A GADmainstreaming focus intervention is in order, i.e., in providing direct intervention in planning, implementation, resource allocation and monitoring beyond the compliance level. This intervention is already onstream in Olongapo City where recently an ordinance (dated 16 December 2010) mandating all barangays to allocate five percent (%%) of its budget to addressing VAW issues and concerns. Also, the formation of VAWC desks in 33 barangays in Angeles City (February 2011) has also to be commended. Implementation including expenditures of the monetary allocation has to be monitored.

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Beyond the project implementation, there is a need to develop, deepen and enhance strategies and structures of collaboration with various stakeholders. Potential areas of collaboration are being explored, this time with the local and barangay officials as the lead and WeDpro as support.

The learnings from the Actions implementation have taught WeDpro that: the activities for an 18-month Action were so tightly designed and overly ambitious, providing no proper breather for the implementing organizations and creating a stressful environment for management; a request for an extension would have created additional administrative costs; there is a need to ensure that funds are available for unforeseen events or activities of emergency nature, such as quick response assistance to victims of violence and trafficking; the project, by its nature, quite naturally attracted all sorts of call for assistance, including for income generating or livelihood opportunities and practical needs such as temporary refuge (the offices in the field sites became temporary shelters when necessary), meals, transportation for accompaniment to victims, and other miscellaneous expenses; for budgeting purposes, an inflationary rate provision should have been incorporated in the grant proposal; and last but not least, there are simple yet diplomatic ways to deal with the culture of entitlements within the bureaucracy; persistence, constant dialogue and standing firm on the principles of transparency and accountability are lessons that WeDpro brings to a similar action in the future. Partners and other Co-operation
2.10. How do you assess the relationship between the formal partners of this Action

(i.e. those partners which have signed a partnership statement)? Please provide specific information for each partner organisation. The relationship among the project partners on the whole has been cordial, open and respectful of each others views and opinions, at the same time, that the planned activities success was seen as a responsibility area for all stakeholders. A deep sense of ownership by the project beneficiaries has been nurtured throughout the implementation phase. The project partners recognized their strengths and weaknesses, and there had been times when each party depended on the support on each other. For example, in seeking material support from the local government officials, the implementing partners, Buklod and NAGKA, had utilized the channels of assistance for access through members of the Project Steering Committees. The project brought together marginal groups and populations such as the majority of the community based theatre development participants-youth and members of survivors groups. According to the members of the Project Steering Committees, the project has created a venue where community members and government officials are able to dialogue and exchange ideas. The PSC meetings
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and other activities had been opportunities to inform each other on what they are doing to successfully implement the project activities. The video documentary, Reaping what we saw, provides the most tangible and clearest measure of the quality of the project participants appreciation of the project and the relationship of people and harmonized perspectives and analysis about VAW and trafficking, Buklod Center and NAGKA have gained knowledge about the need to pull together their strengths to be able to sustain the gains and forge forward. Both have recognized their strengths and weaknesses and there is a resolve to strengthen their organizations. Concretely, the two community based organizations are in the process of linking up formally through a form of merger. WeDpro is currently supporting this merger and expansion. The local governments of the cities of Angeles and Olongapo have shown concrete support for the project. Both cities have provided support in terms of counterpart resources for some activities, e.g., transportation to some activities; support for some expenses of the theatre scholars such as a one-time Php500 allowance to some of the youth.

2.11. Is the partnership to continue? If so, how? If not, why?

(This has been discussed in previous sections of the report.). Yes, the partnership will continue but in a different mode where WeDpro will be assisting in the ongoing and future activities of the project participants. In particular, the two community-based theatre groups, Salamin and Maskara, will be making plans to sustain their activities, capacity building, workshops and performances. The Angeles University Foundation has offered its premises for the continued use of Salamin for its workshops and rehearsals. The PSC in Olongapo will also support Maskara in terms of venue for their activities. There is a plan to link up the theatre groups to other cultural groups and to expand its membership through auditions and recruitment, which may happen at the beginning of the schoolyear June 2011. A film showing[s] of a documentary entitled Left by the Ship (http://www.facebook.com/?tid=1868067018232&sk=messages#!/pages/Left-By-The-Shipdocumentary/161245143887302) produced by award winning Italian filmmakers, is being planned by WeDpro, the theatre groups and PSC members in Angeles and Olongapo. WeDpro was given the authority by the filmmakers to show the film in the country as a fundraiser for the benefit of Amerasians. The film is currently being shown in the United States and Europe.
2.12. How would you assess the relationship between your organisation and State

authorities in the Action countries? How has this relationship affected the Action? Generally, the partnership can be described as open, warm and collaborative. Particularly during the first few weeks of the implementation phase, criticisms from community members and even those from WeDpro were initially taken negatively, and some officials felt slighted by the communities comments. As the partnership grew and formal and informal meetings became much more regular, the ease among the various
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parties developed and later on became a positively harmonized partnership. The local government units and other government stakeholders invite WeDpro, NAGKA and Buklod to join events and serve as resource persons to some of official events and activities. The end-of-project conference remarks and speeches by local government officials show the gains that they have gathered from the project. They articulated their desire to continue with the project.
2.13. Where applicable, describe your relationship with any other organisations

involved in implementing the Action: See sections 2.11 and 2.12. Associate(s) (if any) Sub-contractor(s) (if any) Final Beneficiaries and Target groups Other third parties involved (including other donors, other government agencies or local government units, NGOs, etc)
2.14. Where applicable, outline any links and synergies you have developed with other

actions. PhilRights, a grantee of the EU, sent two of its community leaders to the series of capacity building activities of WeDpro.
2.15. If your organisation has received previous EU grants in view of strengthening the

same target group, in how far has this Action been able to build upon/complement the previous one(s)? (List all previous relevant EU grants). Not applicable.
2.16. How do you evaluate co-operation with the services of the Contracting Authority? On the whole, it has been a supportive relationship. The project could have benefited a lot if there was more engagement from the donor in key activities. The presence of EU representatives in some key activities had boosted the credibility of the Action and provided morale support to WeDpro and the beneficiaries. It would have also benefited WeDpro if appropriate and timely financial orientation prior to project implementation was given.

3. Visibility How is the visibility of the EU contribution being ensured in the Action? Note: For additional information, see section on Development & Execution of Media Plan WeDpros website has made the project visible through timely and relevant postings of the activities and other concerns. WeDpro created social networking sites such as the Facebook pages dedicated to Salamin and Maskara http://www.facebook.com/pages/RED-AVP-Salamin-at-Maskara-CommunityTheater/178886605464713?ref=ts;

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/RED-AVP-Salamin-at-Maskara-CommunityTheater/178886605464713?ref=ts#!/pages/Private-andhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/RED-AVP-Salamin-at-Maskara-CommunityTheater/178886605464713?ref=ts#!/profile.php?id=100000128698909Public-Faces-ofViolence-Against-Women-A-WeDpro-project/103705559679978) and the project itself http://www.facebook.com/pages/RED-AVP-Salamin-at-Maskara-CommunityTheater/178886605464713?ref=ts#!/pages/WeDpro-Inc/156640697717773 News about WeDpro has also been picked up by several internet sites, among which are: http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/emnews/news/violence-against-women-andchildren-in-philippines (accessed May 18, 2011) http://blog.adoborice.com/2011/05/violence-against-women-and-children-on.html#more (accessed May 16, 2011) http://www.thirdreport.com/third-report.asp?storyid=421 (accessed May 16, 2011) News wires: http://www.widepr.com/print/press_release/13124/violence_against_women_and_childre n_on_the_rise_wedpro_calls_for_collective_action.html http://www.1888pressrelease.com/violence-against-women-and-children-on-the-risewedpro-call-pr-302912.html Wedpro has a Youtube account where video materials are uploaded. The European Commission may wish to publicise the results of Actions. Do you have any objection to this report being published on EuropeAid Co-operation Office website? If so, please state your objections here. No objection.

Name of the contact person for the Action: Aida F. Santos-Maranan Signature: Location: Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines

Date report due: Three months after the end of the project. Date report sent: June 03, 2011
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