The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said an inter-agency council has issued a set of guidelines for the establishment of a referral system on violence against women and children at the local government unit level.
Also emphasized in the guidelines are the need for coordination as women and children victims of violence have various needs that can rarely be met by a single facility, agency or organization. Coordinated efforts of various agencies should meet the needs of the victims-survivors, such as:
- physical health,
- psycho-social well-being,
- economic security, and
- legal protection
- temporary shelter,
- psychosocial services and/or recovery,
- medical assistance
The IACVAWC is composed of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Health (DOH), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine National Police (PNP), among others.