Kwentuhang Pangkababaihan/ Kwentuhang Pangkalalakihan o K2K

Last December 20, 2009, Women Wise3 launched its first ever K2K – a psychosocial counseling session for the victims and families of victims of human rights violations. The participants were divided into two groups for counseling: the first consists of families of victims of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearance while the second was composed of victims of various harassment and violence inside the workplace. Some of the participants were Luz Fortuna and Noralyn Cristobal, wives of assassinated trade union leaders Diosdado Fortuna and Gerardo Cristobal; Marissa Concepcion, wife of the disappeared Rogelio Concepcion and; the newly-freed Karnation 20 add link and their respective families. The facilitators of the counseling were Ms. Carolina Dionco of the Institute for Formation and Religious Studies (IFRS) for the families of victims and Dr. Edwin Decenteceo of the Department of Psychology, UP Diliman for the group of the Karnation 20 and other direct victims of violations.

The participants of K2K remarked on the relief it gave them after the counseling. It helped unburden the victims of bad memories and traumas. Marissa and Chin both widows of victims of killings said they finally mustered the strength to share their feelings and experience with other people. It allowed them look at their current situation with strength and optimism in the struggle for justice for their lost loved ones.

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