WHY WE ARE HERE
SOCIAL SERVICE ASSISTANCE
This service ranges from giving practical tips and advice on various issues to intensive guidance and counseling.
We provide emergency assistance to Filipinas who need and ask for immediate and direct help.
Our follow-up support activities ensure continuing guidance and assistance to those who are slowly building their lives after a crisis.
NETWORK & ADVOCACY
We lobby Dutch government institutions, policy-making bodies, trade union federations, welfare and health institutions, the Philippine Embassy in the Netherlands and the Philippine government.
We provide referrals to the different Dutch institutions (e.g lawyers, municipal offices, social workers, shelters, police, etc.), and act as intermediary for the Filipina and the various institutions & individuals.
RESEARCH & INFO DISSEMINATION
This includes but not limited to works such as conducting research and surveys on issues concerning Filipinas in the Netherlands and dissemination of important information relevant to living in the Netherlands, especially on matters pertaining to relevant Dutch laws and institutions.
We conduct different kinds of workshops, training sessions, awareness-raising and information seminars on various topics and issues that are important for the development and integration of the Filipinas in the Netherlands.
Our empowerment programme is informed by a preventive approach to addressing the problems and concerns of the Filipinas.
With the theme, “Gender Equality Awareness: Bringing Up Children Gender Neutral, Gender Equality and Empowerment,” Stichting Bayanihan (The Philippine Women Centre in the Netherlands) celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 10, 2018 at Dona Daria, Kenniscentrum Emancipatie in Rotterdam…read more
Like all other organizations which have been working towards their goals for more than two decades now, Babaylan the Philippine Women’s Network in Europe, met in May 2017 in Chur, Switzerland, to assess itself, discuss future actions and strategies to address recent...read more
Openness. Honesty. Understanding. Respect. Trust. These words were constantly echoed at a recently held Integratietour or Integration Dialogue between mothers and daughters as the participants…read more