HomePhilippine Journal of Psychologyvol. 47 no. 2 (2014)

Resolution of the Psychological Association of the Philippines on Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Women (VAW)

Philippines Psychological Association Of The

Discipline: Psychology, Women’s Studies



Recent events have brought public attention to the continuing problem of gender-based dehumanization and violence against women in Philippine society. These include the documented sale of a t-shirt framing rape as a “snuggle with a struggle” in a large department store chain, the staging of a fashion show by the major retail brand featuring a male actor pulling a female model on an animal leash, and most recently, the violent death of a transgender woman from Olongapo City. In this resolution, we articulate the position of our national professional organization of Filipino psychologists, psychometricians, psychological researchers, and allied mental health professionals on the pressing problem of gender-based violence and its associated harms to mental health and well-being, especially for women.