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Babaylan Denmark’s activities over 15 years

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January 28 Babaylan DK Annual General Meeting, Copenhagen Conference Center (CCC)
February 16 Guided tour to the Parliament and short meeting between MP Trine Bramsen, Babaylan-DK and Babaylan-DK/Odense
February 23 Orientation on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, in cooperation with Stairway Denmark and Filipina psychologist Aleah Taboclaon, Copenhagen
February 25 Babaylan-Denmark/Odense Annual General Meeting and election/re-shuffling of officers
March 3 Sharing Philippine Culture with Danish Host Families and Friends (cultural event with talks, panel discussions, traditional Filipino dances), Gentofte
March 17 First Anniversary Celebration of Babaylan Denmark/Odense; and Au pair Information Meeting and Cross-Cultrual Orientation, Odense
March 24 Au pair Information Meeting and Cross-Cultrual Orientation, Silkeborg
April 19-22 Attendance in AWID (Alliance for Women in Development) Conference, Istanbul, Turkey
April 21-22 Assisted in organizing a Consular Outreach (passport renewal service) in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in Oslo
April 28 Au pair Information Meeting and Open Forum, Vor Frue Kirke, Silkeborg
April 29 Au pair Information Meeting and Cross-Cultrual Orientation, Herning
May 7 Founding of the Babaylan Au Pair Hub, with official registration as a non-profit organization in Denmark
May 17 15th Anniversary Celebration, Skt. Anne Kirke, Amager
May 27 Flores De Mayo/Santacruzan, Skt. Anne Kirke, Amager
June 2 Babaylan-Denmark/Odense Fiesta and Gala Night, 114th Philippines Independence Party, Odense
June 9 FILCOM-DK celebrates the 114th Philippine Independence Day in Kastrup
June 15 Attendance in the PICUM (Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants) Annual Workshop & 2012 Annual General Assembly, Brussels, Belgium
July 1 Babaylan-Denmark Au Pair Hub – Kaffe Kirke, Saint Anne Church, Amager
August 4 3rd Babaylan Summer Sportfest, Bellevue Strand, Klampenborg
August 18 Babaylan Aupair Hub Induction and Acquintance Party, Copenhagen Conference Center
August 25 Babaylan-Denmark/Odense performs Philippine dances at the Multikulturel dag på Flakhaven, Odense
September 1-2 Philippine dance performance at the Mangfoldigheds Fest, Rantzausgade, Copenhagen
Sept 27-30 Attendance in D2D, Diaspora to Development, Rome, Italy
5 October Roundtable discussion with Michael Apattad of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, at Copenhagen
6 October Glimpse of Filipino Culture in Odense C
7 October Glimpse of Filipino Culture in Silkeborg
10 October Seminar: A Filipina Doctor in the Danish Health Care System, Glostrup Hospital
2-3 November 20th Anniversary of Babaylan Europe, Barcelona, Spain
26-30 November 20th Anniversary of Babaylan Europe, Barcelona, Spain



January 15 Founding of Babaylan-Denmark/Odense
January 30 Meeting between Filipino organizations and Phil. Social Security Service CEO and Vice President in Copenhagen
February 27 Babaylan Annual General Assembly, Amager
March 12 Financial Literacy seminar, Café Cadeau
April 2 Babaylan Odense Induction of Officers, Odense
April 9 Seminar on First Aid for Children, Seminar on Owning Land in the Philippines, Café Cadeau
April 17 Memorial Service for Geraldine, St. Anne Kirke
April 28-29 Mini-Conference of Babaylan Europe, Chur, Switzerland
May 8 Au Pair Crisis Consultation, Memorial Service for Geraldine, St. Anne Kirke
May 14 Reproductive Health Awareness  seminar, Café Cadeau
May 28 May Flower Festival/Babaylan 14th Year Anniversary
June 10 Rødovre Filipino Klub Orientation, Rødovre
June 11-12 Philippine  Independence Day Celebrations, Amager
June 17-19 European Diaspora Conference: Connecting Diaspora for Home Engagement, organized by Diaspora Forum 4 Development, Soesterberg, NL
June 25-27 Conference on Advocating the Human Rights of Undocumented Migrants: Strategies, Successes and Opportunities, organized by PICUM – Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, Brussels, BE
July 16 Au Pair Info Event, Odense
August 6 Summer Sports Tournament, Bellevue Strand
August 13 Summer Party, Odense
August 16 Attendance in KULU Conference on the Millennium Development Goals 2015, at the Parliament
August 19 Acknowledgment party for FILCOM, an association of Filipino organizations, at the Copenhagen Conference Center
August 30 Au Pair Crisis Meeting (April’s Death)
September 1 Memorial Service for April
Sept 3-4 Copenhagen Internationale Dage – Taste the World: Booth and performance of Tinikling
October 15 Karaoke night organized by Babaylan-DK/Odense
November 5 Halloween Party, Odense
November 12 Cross Cultural Orientation, organized by Saint Anne Young Adults (SAYA), St. Anne Kirke
November 22 Attendance at the Women Entrepreneurship Meeting, at Copenhagen City Hall
November 26 Pasko sa Lolland/Christmas Dinner Party, Nakskov
December 2 Visit to the Filipino Community at Esbjerg
December 3 PaskOdense/Christmas Party, Odense; Christmas Party with Rødovre Filipino Klub
December 10 PasKøbenhavn/Paskong Pinoy sa Kopenhagen/Filipino Christmas Party, FIL-COM (The United Filipino Associations in Denmark)
December 13 Assistance in organizing passport renewals in Gentofte, Denmark by the Phil. Embassy based in Oslo



Feb. 6-7 Teambuilding/Babaylan EU, Utrecht, NL
Feb. 22-23 Medical Mission for Au Pairs, Ny Carlsberg Lokal
March 13 International Women’s Day/Kvinder Fest, Rådhuspladsen
April 18 Babaylan Annual General Assembly, Oxford Have, Amager
May 22 Emergency & First Aid ABCs, CCC, Copenhagen
June 12 Celebration of 112th Philippine Independence Day, FCCC
August 8 Summer Sports Tournament, Bellevue Strand
August 28 Copenhagen International Day, Sø Peblinge N
September 4 Au Pair Info Event & Acquaintance Party, Borup Højskole
Oct. 13-15 WAVE/PICUM – Stop Violence Against Women, Warsaw, Poland
October 23 Au Pair Info Event/Celebration of the Lifting of the Au Pair Ban, CCC, Copenhagen
November 6 PaskOdense/Filipino Christmas Party, Odense
November 19 Jingle Bell Rock/Au Pair Christmas Party, St. Anne Kirke
November 27 PaSkonderborg/Fiesta na, Pasko pa!, Skonderborg
December 4 Holly Jolly Christmas Dinner Party, Lolland, Falster
Dec. 10-11 Philippine Embassy Consular Ourtreach, St. Anne Kirke, Amager
December 11 Give Love on Christmas Day Party, Ålborg
December 18 PasKøbenhavn/Filipino Christmas Party, Tårnby



January 17 Sexuality & Reproduction Orientation, KULU
January 30 Babaylan Hospital Visit to Herlev Hospital, (Au Pair Jinilou)
February 21 Au Pair Valentine’s Party, CCC, Copenhagen
February 28 Au Pair Orientation Meeting, Aalborg
March 22 Babaylan Annual General Assembly, Kvarterhuset, Amager
May 16 Babaylan’s 12th Anniversary/Pista sa Mayo, St. Anne Kirke
May 30 Financial Literacy seminar with Edwin Salonga, CCC, Copenhagen
June 6-8 Babaylan EU Conference, Paris, France
June 13 Filipino Talent Concert, Valby Medborger Huset
June 17 Health & Sex Education/Sex og Samfund, Hellerup Sprogskole
July 11 Au Pair Fundraising, Aalborg
August 22 Babaylan Au Pair Orientation, CCC, Copenhagen
August 29 Copenhagen International Day, Nørrebrogade
September 4 Meeting of 16 Filipino Groups in Oslo/Coordinate Au Pairs & Nurses Conference, Oslo, Norway
September 19 Consultation with Au Pairs at Silkeborg Sprogskole, Silkeborg
September 20 Au Pair Orientation in Odense, Bulow’s Residence
September 26 Babaylan-Denmark joins the Ethnic Minority Women Council
September 27 Cultural/Fashion Show on Banana Wraps, Dita Sandico Ong, International School, Hellerup
October 10 Au Pair Orientation Meeting, Bryrup, Silkeborg
November 5 Babaylan EU Conference, Athens, Greece
November 20 Au Pair Conference: ‘Daughter of Globalization,’  Oslo, Norway
December 5 Philippine Christmas Party, St. Anne Kirke, Amager



January 26 Babaylan Annual General Assembly, Medborget Huset, NAM
February 15 Valentine’s Dinner, Mur Restaurant, Amager
March 8 International Women’s Day, Medborgerhuset, NAM
March 9-10 Basic Women’s Training (BWOT), Athens, Greece
March 15 Bayanihan Dancers Cultural Show, Bella Center
June 22 Celebration of Philippine Independence Day, Aarhus
July 12 Babaylan Summer Get-Together Party, JUJ’s Garden
Aug. 22-23 Pulong Ng Bayan/Gathering of all Filipino Associations in Scandinavia: ‘Migration, Peace and Develpment,’ Oslo,Norway
August 30 Copenhagen International Day, Nørrebrogade
September 11 Au Pair Orientation 1, CCC, Copenhagen
Sept. 21-23 Financial Literacy, Rome, Italy
October 11 Au Pair Orientation 2, CCC, Copenhagen
October 31 Seminar on Starting an Association for Filipinos, Rødovre Kommune
November 1 Founding of Babaylan Aalborg
November 28 Philippine Christmas Party, Marriott Hotel



January 27 Babaylan Annual General Assembly and Election of new Board Members; Elected Chairperson – JUDY JOVER, 2007-2011
February 9 Endemic Orchid Species of the Philippines/An Exhibition of Photographs, Botanical Museum, Gothersgade
February 10 Valentine’s Party, Etnorama
May 3 Trafficking Reconsidered: New Perspectives on Migration, Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS, Copenhagen
May 26 Meeting with Filipina Women In Aarhus
May 29 1st Au Pair Network Meeting, FOA (Fag Og Arbejde)
June 30 60th Anniversary of Philippines-Denmark Relationship, Marriott Hotel
September 9 Copenhagen International Day; Book Launch: In the Olde World, by Filomenita M. Høgsholm
Oct. 26-28 Babaylan EU Conference and 15th Year Anniversary, Cologne, Germany
November 30 Debate on Filipino Women (Au Pairs) and other Foreigners in Denmark; Book Launching by FMH, Medborgerhuset, NAM
December 2 Babaylan EU Execom Meeting, Utrecht, NL
December 16 Au Pair Christmas Party, FCCC, Nørrebro
December 19 Babaylan Jule Frokost – Torvegade Christianshavn, Amager
December 22 Funeral Rites for Au Pair Dulce Acedo, St. Anne Kirke



January 28 Babaylan Annual General Assembly, Medborger Huset, NAM
February 11 Valentine’s Party,  SID, Kastrup
February 26 Babaylan EU/Basic Woman’s  Training (BWOT),Barcelona, Spain
May 4 Management by Culture, Prof. Felipe de Leon Jr., Medborgerhuset, NAM
May 8 KULU 30 Års  Jubilæum, Copenhagen
July 29 Babaylan Family Picnic, Amager Strand Park
September 9 Loppemarked; Babaylan Au Pair Evening, St. Anne Kirke
September 16 Copenhagen International Day, Nørrebrogade
November 15 Au Pair & Host Families Orientation, Rysgade Udlændingsservice
December 10 Babaylan Christmas Party, St. Anne Kirke



January 15 Babaylan joins Filipino Working Group/Amb. Victoria Bataclan
January 29 Babaylan Annual General Assembly, Medborger Huset, NAM
July 1-4 Babaylan EU/CR Conference, London, UK
August 27 Copenhagen International Day, Nørrebrogade
September 17 Pulong Ng Bayan/Gathering of all Filipino Associations in Scandinavia,Oslo, Norway
October 29 Babaylan Masquerade Ball, Scandinavia Hotel, Sydhavn



January 31 Babaylan Annual General Assembly, Medborgethuset, NAM
February 12 Babaylan-DK Induction of new Officers, Merhaba Restaurant
Feb. 20-21 Cross-Cultural Training, Utrecht, Netherlands
May 15 7th Babaylan Anniversary and 2nd Pista sa Mayo, St. Anne Kirke
August 14 DLSU Matinee Concert, St Anne Kirke
September 27 Business Strategy for Women/KULU, PH Cafe
November 6 Babaylan Masquerade Ball, Hilton Copenhagen
November 14 Pulong Ng Bayan/Gathering of all Filipino Associations in Scandinavia, Helsingborg, Sweden
Nov. 25-28 Babaylan EU Conference/Athens, Greece



February 1 Babaylan Annual General Assembly, Medborgerhuset, NAM
May 24 Babaylan 6th Year Anniversary; 1st Pista Sa Mayo, St. Anne Kirke
June 3 København International Dag, Rådhuspladsen, Copenhagen
August 23 Images of Asia, Copenhagen
September 11 Celebrating Asian Women, National Museum
October 1 Opening of Counseling Service for Ethnic Minority Women, Every Wednesday (even weeks) 15:30-17:30/Kvinderaadet; Every Friday (odd weeks) 15.30-17.30/NAM, Medborgerhuset
November 1 Babaylan Masquerade Ball, Marriott Hotel
November 29 Babaylan Julestue, St. Anne Kirke
December 7 Christmas Caroling/Fundraising, Holbæk



February 2 Babaylan Annual General Assembly and Election of new Board Members; Elected Chairperson- LUZ HAMMER, 2002-2006
March 18 Conference on “Struggle against Racial Discrimination”, Odense Congress, Center, Odense
March 23 Int’l. Women’s Day /Documentary Film Afternoon, Medborgerhuset, NAM
May 17 5th Year Anniversary; first Babaylan Office at Nørre Alle, Medborgerhuset, NAM
August 3 Babaylan Family Picnic, Vallø, Køge
September 20 ASEM 4 People/Women on the Move-Its Global Implications, Copenhagen
Sept. 19-22 UPSA Choir Singing Ambassador/Cultural Events, Tivoli, St Anne, National Museum & Holmen’s Church
November 9 Babaylan Masquerade Ball, Scandic Hotel, Sydhavn
Nov. 22-24 Babaylan EU 10th Anniversary/A decade of Women’s Empowerment , Barcelona, Spain
November 30 Julestue, Steno Kirke, Vesterbro
December 1 Babaylan Caroling/Fundraising, Copenhagen



January 20 Babaylan Annual General Assembly, Medborgerhuset, NAM
March 1 Maiden Issue of ABAKADA  Magazine
March 24 Intl. Women’s Day, Kapihan ng Babaylan / A forum on Women Trafficking & Labor Market for Women, St. Anne Kirke
May 20 KULU/Economic Literacy Training on Gender and Trade
May 21 Babaylan 4th Anniversary Reception, St. Anne Kirke
July 28 Family Picnic, Roskilde
Oct. 18-21 Babaylan EU Conference / Rising Above Poverty, Rome, Italy
November 3 Babaylan Masquerade Ball, Globetrotter Hotel
December 1 Babaylan Caroling 2001 / Fundraising Campaign
Dec. 15-16 Basic Women’s Training (BWOT) Babaylan EU, Utrecht, NL
December 18 UN International Migrants Day, Medborger Huset, NAM



January 22 Babaylan Annual General Assembly, Frederiksberg
May 18 3rd Anniversary of Babaylan-Denmark, St. Anne Kirke, Amager
July 22 Family Picnic-Bingwitan, Fredensborg Forest
August 12 Images of the World Festival / UPCC Choir World Tour Visit
November 25 East-West Babaylan
December Christmas celebrations, St. Anne Kirke, Amager



January 23 Babaylan Annual General Assembly, Frederiksberg
May 22 2nd Anniversary of Babaylan-Denmark / Cultural Presentation, St. Anne Kirke, Amager
December 11 Julestue, St. Anne Kirke, Amager



January 24 Babaylan Annual General Assembly, Amager
May 16 1st  Anniversary of Babaylan-Denmark / Cultural Show, St. Anne Kirke, Amager
June 12 Centennial Year of Phil. Independence, National Museum
December 5 Christmas Caroling 1998



May 18 Founding of Babaylan Denmark, Amager; Elected Chairperson-FILOMENITA HØGSHOLM, 1997-2001
June 7 99th Anniversary Celebration of Philippine Independence Day
December 13 East-West Christmas Celebration, St. Anne Kirke, Amager


Did we miss anything?  Send us an email for information/ corrections/ suggestions/ photos.  Help document Babaylan DK’s ‘her’story!