Gender-Based Violence Referral System (GBVRS)

Purpose of the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Referral System

  • Access to services by the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) clients is expedited
  • Confidentiality in the management and investigation of cases is maintained
  • Referrals are tracked, and their outcomes documented
  • A feedback loop is established
  • Gaps in services taken by the members of the network are identified and addressed


DOMESTIC-RELATED CASES involving legally married couples

  • Physical violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Psychological violence
  • Economic abuse

NON-DOMESTIC RELATED CASES involving individuals with or without intimate relationship

  • Abandonment filed by intimate partner
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Rape
  • Acts of lasciviousness
  • Other Sexually-related offenses

Package of Programs and Services under the Philippine Army Gender-Based Violence Referral System

  • Psycho-social services such as but not limited to individual counselling, psycho-therapy sessions and family counselling. It aims to assist the victims regain and develop their coping mechanisms, and gain self-worth.
  • Medical services such as but not limited to medical exams and treatment, psychological and other services addressing the medical needs of the victims.
  • Spiritual services such as but not limited to spiritual guidance, marital counselling, family building sessions and character development activities that aim to help the victims regain their positive self-concept.
  • Legal services such as but not limited to legal counselling, free preparation of legal documents and free notary to ensure that the clients are apprised with appropriate legal remedies. It also aims to lessen the financial cost of preparing legal documents if needed.
  • Safety and security of the clients living within the camp premises.

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National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (NAPWPS)

National Action Plan For Women, Peace and Security (NAPWPS) is the articulation of our country’s commitment to international resolutions and national mandates on women, peace and security addressing sexual and gender-based violence in the context of conflict and promoting women’s participation in peace building.

 The national action plan on WPS espouses four pillars:

 Protection and prevention

Ensures protection of women’s human rights and prevention of violation of these rights in armed conflict and post-conflict situations through enactment and implementation of gender-responsive and conflict sensitive policies, programs and services.

 Empowerment and participation

Involves empowerment of women and ensuring their active and meaningful participation in areas of peacekeeping, peacemaking, peacebuilding, conflict prevention, conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction.

 Promotion and mainstreaming

Promotes and mainstream gender perspective in all aspect of conflict prevention, conflict resolution, and peace building.

 Monitoring and Evaluation

Involves institutionalization of a system to monitor, evaluate and report the implementation of national action plan to enhance accountability for the achievement of goals. All in all, NAPWPS to guarantees women protection in conflict and post-conflict situations; addresses sexual and gender-based violence in context of conflict; and, promotes women’s participation in peace-building and security processes.

Action Point 1: Woman and girls, including indigenous and Moro women in conflict-affected areas, in evacuation/internally displaced persons (IDP) camps, and those temporarily staying with relatives and friends, are protected from all forms of violence like sexual harassment, rape and the like in armed conflict and post-conflict situations.

Action Point 2: Women and girls, including indigenous and Moro women, have access to justice for crimes and violence arising from armed conflict .

Action Point 4: Former women/girl-rebels benefitting from gender sensitive Demobilization Disarmament and Rehabilitation (DDR) programs.

Action Point 8: Develop and/or enhance gender-sensitive policies and programs for women in the security sector

Combat Stress Management Support (CSMS)

Purpose of Combat Stress Management Referral System

  • Define the institutional procedures in providing support system, effective response and continuum of care addressing combat operational stress and PTSD affecting Philippine army soldiers and the families of killed-in-action (KIA) and wounded-in-action (WIA).
  • Provide purposive and effective treatment planning and sustained care through institutional and partnered psychosocial processing/therapy services to soldiers affected by Combat Operation Stress Reaction (COSR) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and families of KIA/WIA.
  • Outline the process of engaging and validating/vetting civilian service providers for PA soldiers affected by COSR and PTSD and families of KIA/WIA.

Family Welfare and Advancement Program (FWAP)


To address family-related gender issues of PA personnel affecting their motivation, psycho-social, and physical well-being to be able to effectively perform their mission/mandate.

Areas and Services

  • Family Values Enhancement

Promoting Compliance Management
  Observe codes of conduct
  Ensure quality of performance and safety
  Ensure transparency of activities
  Report breach of laws and legal cases (GBVRS)
  Respect human rights
Mutual growth
  Develop human resources (acquire and retain talented individuals)
  Promote work-life balance
Enhancement of communications
  Identify, respond to and disclose issues
  Improve customer satisfaction
  Respond to complaints
Promoting Environmental Management
  Address climate change
  Manage chemical substances
  Manage waste
  Preserve biodiversity
  • Family Budgeting and Money Management

  • Family Readiness and Resiliency

-Pre-spouse orientations
-Family security orientation
-Family debriefing or reintegration program
-Family counselling and marriage enhancement
-Values formation services -Family budgeting & money management
-Trauma management services (for KIA/WIA)
  • Health

-Mobilization and integration of Phil Health accredited hospitals
-Customized partnership with hospitals nationwide (public & private)
-Customized pharmacy rebates & assistance
-Streamlining of health history of Military families
-Corporate package rate for HMO as added incentive
  • Housing

-Corporate discount rates on housing and land developer-partners

Gender-Based Violence Referral System

National Action Plan on 
Women, Peace and Security (NAPWPS)

Combat Stress 
Management Support (CSMS)

Family Welfare and Advancement Program (FWAP)