The Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission remains dedicated to fostering an inclusive and gender-sensitive work environment, where every individual’s rights are respected, and their contributions are recognized.

For more information about the activities on Gender and Development of the Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission, you may contact the GAD Focal Point System at

VAWC Helplines and Resources


Philippine National Police:

PNP Hotline: 117
PNP Women and Children Protection Center 
Hotline: (0919) 777 7377
24/7 AVAWCD Office: (02) 8532-6690
Email: / /

National Bureau of Investigation:

Legal Assistance

Public Attorney's Office

  • (02) 8929-9436 local 106, 107, or 159 (local “0” for operator)
  • (0939) 323 3665

The Gender Perspective in Martial Law Research and Literature

Roll of Victims Sex Disaggregated Data -

Shown below is a visualization of the Sex-Disaggregated Data of 11,103 State-Recognized Victims of the Marcos regime from 1972 to 1986, as of 23 August 2023. This is only partial and still subject to updating as the HRVVMC continues to index all files submitted to the Commission by the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board.

To learn more about all 11,103 state-recognized victims of the Marcos regime, click the following link: Roll of Victims.

Violence against women (VAW) Spotlight:

As part of the National 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW), the VAW Spotlight series turns its attention to the circumstances of militarization, which brought about a virulent and systematic form of abuse targeted towards women, especially during the Martial Law regime, abuse that still persists today. 

Women's Series

March is “Women’s Role in History Month,” as provided for in Presidential Proclamation No. 227 of 1988. It recognizes the leadership of women in creating “a more fair and just society for all,” and celebrates the historical contributions of Filipino women of every class, religion, and ethnic background to all the major progressive social movements.

This March 2022, we look at the stories and messages of six women whose principles spurred them into boldly defying the Marcos dictatorship. Some of them did not live to see the fall of the dictatorship, having laid their lives on the line in the pursuit of their ideals. Some of them, however, continue to this day in dedicating their lives to protect the rights and dignities of human rights violations victims (HRVVs). May their examples inspire more generations of courageous, free-thinking, and principled Filipinas who will lead the way to greater equity and opportunities for all.

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