Intramuros Learning Sessions episode no. 84
07 December 2022, 3:00 p.m.
Violence Against Women and Children: Clarifying Truths from Myths
With Jovita Mataro Montes
In a time of heightened attacks against women speaking truth to power, we pay an ode to the modern-day Gabrielas, whose bravery and commitment in advancing women’s causes show no bounds.
Approachable and pleasing, she welcomes you with her calming smile, assuring you that everything will be fine, every problem will have a solution.
JOVITA MATARO MONTES or “Obeth” to her family and friends has more than 20 years’ experience in handling cases of violence against women and children. She is the head psychologist for psychosocial counseling of the GABRIELA Advocacy Program and Services for Women and Children Program. For two terms, she holds the position of GABRIELA Deputy Secretary-General for External Affairs.
Tirelessly, Obeth conducts capacity-building training-workshops on case handling, paralegal and leadership trainings for women from the grassroots. These workshops empower participants by providing the basic tools and skills for establishing intervention mechanisms at the community level.
About the Intramuros Learning Sessions
The Intramuros Learning Sessions (ILS) is the educational webinar series of the Intramuros Administration (IA). Topics are interdisciplinary and cover themes related to Intramuros and Manila studies, as well as Philippine art, culture, and history. Pursuant to IA's charter, the ILS aims to contribute to the strengthening of the Filipino’s national identity and sense of belonging and pride.