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QC Opens Shelter for Abused Women, Children and LGBTs

Date Enacted: November 2020
Country: Philippines

The government of Quezon City “opened one of the first local government unit (LGU)-run shelters for abused women, children and LGBTs.” The shelter “will serve as a temporary shelter for victim-survivors of gender-based violence and abuse.” The Mayor noted that “abused women and children” are “economically dependent on the perpetrators” and that this “is especially true during this pandemic as children are required to stay at home, and many women lost their livelihoods or were forced to stay home to tutor kids and care for the elderly.”