The Miriam College - Department of Social Work and Department of International Studies in collaboration with the Ateneo de Manila University Psychology Department, the AKAP-Pamilya of the Diocese of Novaliches and TAPI-Story launched #RememberLove this Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2020.
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#RememberLove, an advocacy campaign to sustain public awareness on the impact of the ‘drug war’, invites Filipinos and global citizens to remember and to respond to the plight of children and families who lost their loved ones in drug-related killings in the Philippines.
The campaign provides opportunities for volunteering, making donations, and learning. A special feature is a short film that tells the story of survival, strength and hope in the everyday lives of orphaned families living in urban poor communities in Metro Manila.
#RememberLove is based on a memory work research on the narratives of orphaned teens in 3 of the most hardest hit cities in Metro Manila where they revealed the deep state of fear, insecurity, vulnerability and worsening poverty they are experiencing as well as holding on to the strong sense of hope for a better future.
“This campaign responds to the plea of the orphans not to be forgotten” says Luz Maria Martinez, MSW, lead researcher of the study conducted jointly by Miriam College, Ateneo de Manila University and AKAP Pamilya and funded by SHAPE SEA (Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia).
To view and support the campaign, #RememberLove is available at www.remember-love.org. — Pacita Dechavez Fortin