PANAGHOY The War on Drugs from the Perspective of Women and Children Table of Contents Overview Part I: Review of Related Literature on Gender and the War on Drugs 1. The Philippines War on Drugs: Operation Double Barrel 2. The Effects of the Drug War and Extra-Judicial Killings on Women and Children Part II: Data Gathering for the Report 1. Method and Process 2. Scope and Limitations 3. Data Processing and Analysis Part III. Interviews with Women 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Profile of the Woman Interviewee Current Household Profile The EJK victim Impact of the EJK Access to Government Support Taking Legal Action Perceptions of EJK and the War on Drugs Part IV: Focus Group Discussions 1. FGD with community members (Luzon) 2. FGD with mothers and spouses of EJK victims (NCR) Part VII. Discussion of Findings Part VIII. Ways Forward Bibliography 1 2 3 7 14 14 16 18 20 20 22 24 27 37 37 38 43 41 45 54 62 63 Overview The report presents the results of the field data gathering on women’s perception on the War on Drugs by the current Philippine government. It is built on 53 interviews with women who are closely connected with EJK victims. Majority of them are family members of the victims or have known and lived with them for a significant number of years. The regional offices of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), as led by its GAD focal persons,

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