Last updated on February 16th, 2023
The Quezon City Gender and Development Council with the direct supervision of Mayor Joy Belmonte has set up the NO WOMAN LEFT BEHIND PROGRAM.
It is the objective of the program to help improve the welfare of the city’s Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) in detention and life after detention.
Under the program, women have been provided access to healthcare, education, and livelihood.
For healthcare they can avail of the laboratory services – CBC, Urinalysis, Fecalysis, ECG, Chem 5 and Pregnancy Tests. They are also given access to vaccinations including vaccine for the COVID-19.
For education, they are encouraged to complete elementary and junior high school education. The city government is now also preparing for senior high and college education.
For livelihood, they can have access to opportunities under the Small Business and Cooperatives Development and Promotions Office.
After Care Program
Also through the collaboration of the Quezon City Female Dormitory and the Social Services Development Department (SSDD) has introduced the After Care Program for released Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL). Under the program, the released PDLs are given financial assistance to start their new life and/or start a livelihood.