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CHR binoldyak PNP sa victim-blaming

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Niresbakan ng Commission on Human Rights (CHR) ang pamunuan ng Philippine National Police (PNP) sa report ng ‘gay stereotypes’ dahil sa pagiging atat na maresoba agad ang kasong pagpatay sa flight attendant Christine Dacera sa Makati City.

Sa statement ni Karen S. Gomez-Dumpit, Focal Commissioner on Women and LGBTQI+ sa CHR, ang maling paghawak sa Dacera case ng PNP ay nakasasama sa paningin at maaring maging tampulan nang pagbibiro o maling haka-haka ng mga Filipinos.

“A thorough investigation of the case before coming out on media would have prevented all of these. If rape was indeed committed, then the same must be addressed and justice must be served. However, later reports of the police tend to cast doubts about the commission of rape,” nakasaad sa statement ni Gomez-Dumpit.

“There would have been no need to talk about Christine’s actuations. There would have been no need for the alleged perpetrators to disclose their sexual orientation in desperation to defend themselves. Justice is achieved by bringing the true perpetrators to account, and not by pinning down persons of interest who may later on turn out to be innocent for the sake of having someone to blame,” ayon pa sa statement.

Ayon sa CHR, ang mga ipinalalabas na report ay maituturing na kawalan ng respeto sa biktima, at makadaragdag paghihirap pa sa kalooban ng pamilya, maging sa mga kaibigan nito na ngayon ay itinuring na mga salarin.

“Victim-blaming is a violation of a woman’s dignity and shifts the focus of the investigation on what the victim wore, the company she kept, and the places she went to. It trivializes the violence and demonizes the woman, as the blame cast on her creates the perception that ‘she had it coming,’ making her unworthy of protection and remedies,” dagdag pa ng opisyal. (Dolly B. Cabreza)

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