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Invitation to Au Pair Hub Induction and Acquintance Party

Babaylan-Denmark,  the Philippine Women’s Network,  is a non-profit NGO which, since it’s founding in 1997, has consistently worked on several fronts: political, cultural, educational, social (including labour rights) to improve the situation of Filipinas in Danish society.  For the past 10 years we have been actively working to help  uplift the situation of au pairs in Denmark through activities like fora, dialogues, seminars, orientations, socially useful events,  sports tournaments, and cultural immersion programs.  We also  introduced modules on sexual and reproductive rights as well as financial literacy.

In consonance with Filipino officials abroad, particularly the Nordic ambassadors and consuls, we campaigned for policy changes in the deployment of au pairs. This resulted in the Philippine Government finally lifting the ban on Filipino citizens leaving to become au pairs in Denmark.  As of March 2012, au pair deployment has been officially endorsed as a cultural exchange programme under the Commission of Filipinos Overseas, a unit under the Office of the President, which actively discourages the use of  agencies and payment of exorbitant fees to recruiters.

With the increasing number of au pairs in Denmark we think that we can better work towards their empowerment by establishing a chapter consisting of au pairs and  assisted by Babaylan Denmark’s officers.  We are happy to invite you to the

Babaylan Aupair Hub Induction and Acquintance Party
Date : 18 August 2012
Time – Kl. 15.00- Registration, Mix and Mingle
Venue – Copenhagen Conference Center
Nørre Farimagsgade 45, 1364 Kbh K

The event is the official introduction of Babaylan Au Pair Hub (a registered volunteer organization, CVR-nr 34415471) which  aims to engage and encourage Filipino au pairs towards maximizing personal and professional development opportunities; and to advocate the protection of their rights during their stay in Denmark.

 

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