Borongan, Philippines, Mar 9, 2020 / 14:36 pm
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines has highlighted the value of women, noting that abuse of women is "an affront to God."
"God made man and woman according to his own image and likeness. Every offense against the dignity of women is a direct offense against God himself," said Bishop Crispin Varquez of Borongan, chairman of the CBCP's Commission on Women.
"Every woman is entitled to the respect of every man and other women; no woman should ever be treated as a mere object for another person's satisfaction."
The prelate issued a statement following International Women's Day on Sunday. He decried the terrible actions women often face, such as prostitution, sexual abuse, violence, and discrimination.