Filipino Young Leaders Program and Philippine Embassy to Host Virtual Discussion to Stop Domestic Violence as Part of 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women 

For Immediate Release 

November 24, 2020 

Media Contact: 

Leezel Tanglao

Filipino Young Leaders Program and Philippine Embassy to Host Virtual Discussion to Stop Domestic Violence as Part of 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) and The Philippine Embassy in the United States are partnering up for a virtual discussion on stopping domestic violence, in line with the Philippines’ 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women. 

The December 10 event aims to raise awareness about domestic violence, including how to spot the signs and seek or extend help to victims; provide information on legal protections for victims, and share available resources and prevention programs for victims, survivors, and their families. FYLPRO’s Caretaker Project Tayo Help desk will be publishing relevant articles to raise awareness during the campaign period, from November 25 to December 12, on and social media channels. 

Stop Domestic Violence 

Thursday, December 10, 2020 

5:00pm Eastern Standard Time 

Register here: 

For any questions, please email: 

Speakers for the virtual discussion include: 

Moderator: Dr. Joyce Javier 

Joyce Javier, MD, MPH, MS is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. She completed her pediatrics residency and a fellowship in general academic pediatrics at Stanford

University. She is a pediatrician and physician scientist whose research over the past 16 years has focused on optimizing the well-being of Filipino American youth. Her initiatives have been funded by the National Institute of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. As part of the Filipino Family Health Initiative, she leads Team Kapwa, a multidisciplinary team of health professionals and community partners whose vision is to create a culture of mental health and healthy parenting in the Filipino community. 

Understanding Domestic Violence: Identifying Red Flags and Seeking Help: Christine Lee 

Christine Lee is an Emmy-nominated storyteller with 10+ years of professional work experience as a TV journalist. She is the President and CEO of Kimbop TV LLC. Christine enjoyed a long career with NBC as a local news reporter in Dallas, Flagstaff and Phoenix. Her most memorable assignments include the Vancouver Winter Olympics and an exclusive series on North Korean refugees living in the U.S. The trilingual journalist is fluent in Korean and conversational in Spanish. Christine has fill-in anchored, traffic anchored, and reported on-air and online. She also enjoys filming, writing and editing her own stories. Christine recently revived her YouTube channel and plans to publish stories regularly that entertain and inspire viewers from all backgrounds. She currently lives in Southern California and is surviving COVID by sharing uplifting videos featuring small businesses and empowering women, especially fellow Domestic Violence Survivors through personal storytelling. She can also be seen anchoring Torrance CitiCABLE’s COVID-19 Today and hosting segments for Weekends in Torrance. You can connect with her latest updates on Instagram, Facebook and Patreon. 

Know Your Rights & What You Should Know when Seeking Legal Assistance: Joyce King 

Joyce King is Chief Counsel at the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office and is cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Department of Justice Project Safe Childhood. She serves on the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce 

and serves as a board member for the National District Attorneys Association Digital Safety Advisory Board. In addition to criminal prosecution, Ms. King manages operations and communications of the State’s Attorney’s Office, serves on the Legislative Committee for the Maryland State’s Attorney Association, and provides legal counsel for multi-agency criminal justice policy initiatives, diversion programs and community projects. In 2019, Ms. King was selected for the Filipino Young Leaders Program and has since started her own 501(c)(3) ProjectLigtas Bata to combat internet child exploitation in the Philippines. Ms. King is an alumni of George Washington University, American University: Women & Politics Institute WeLead Program, and the David A. Clarke School of Law. 

Resources for Victims and Preventions Programs: 

Ana Jayme, LMFT 

Anajay is a California-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is a founding partner of

Bridges to Healing Counseling and Training Center, a group psychotherapy practice in Long Beach, CA whose mission is to provide therapy and training that promotes psychological wellness and healing with a particular focus on working with people who have experienced trauma, oppression and disempowerment. She is trained as a California state-certified Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking Advocate and has provided counseling to families and individuals who have suffered various kinds of trauma, including family violence, child abuse and sexual assault. Currently, Anajay works as a Program Coordinator at Special Services for Groups – Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Centers (SSG-APCTC) focusing on programs by Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) providing services for Asian Pacific Islanders (API) in the Los Angeles County area. She also acts as a consultant and community liaison for Team Kapwa, an interdisciplinary team whose mission is to create a culture of mental health and healthy parenting in the Filipino community. 


FILIPINO YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM (FYLPRO) is a network of high performing, next-generation leaders who advance the Philippines and the  Filipino people through their advocacy and expertise in various industries. 

We continually expand the pipeline of Filipino young leaders in the diaspora.  By connecting them to the motherland, we foster collaborative multinational  relationships that create innovations and support the socio-economic  progress of the global Filipino community.

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