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Ang abuso sa kababaihan at mga bata ay hindi pinahihintulutan sa Netherlands.

Alam mo bang karapatan mo ang magsalita at mag-ulat sa doktor at kapulisan tungkol dito?

Alam mo bang kahit ikaw ay walang papel o walang permanenteng pahintulot na manirahan sa Netherlands bilang migrante ay maaaring maghabla ng kaso laban sa mapang-abusong partner o amo?

Unawain ang iba’t ibang porma ng abuso. Alamin ang iyong mga karapatan bilang migrante, babae at ina sa pamamagitan ng webinar tungkol sa Violence Against Women and Children: Criminal Law and Humanitarian Appeal for Migrants in the Netherlands.

KAILAN: ika-6 ng Nobyembre 2020
ORAS: 8:00 – 10:00 PM
SAAN: Zoom app

Magparehistro po lamang dito: http://bit.ly/NL-VAWC.

Ang webinar ay handog ng Paaralang Migrante, isang inisyatiba ng Migrante Netherlands Den Haag na nagsusulong ng karapatan at kagalingan ng mga migranteng Filipino sa Netherlands.

Handog rin sa Paaralang Migrante ang libreng online Dutch lesson tuwing Sabado. Maaaring pagparehistro dito: http://bit.ly/PaaralangMigrante.

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, makipag-ugnayan sa migrantedenhaag@gmail.com o +31624617468.

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Violence against women and children is not allowed in the Netherlands.

Do you know that it is your right to speak about it and report it to your doctor and the police?

Do you know that even though yo are undocumented or that you have no permanent residency in the Netherlands as a migrant, you can file a case against an abusive partner or employer?

Be aware of the various forms of abuse. Know your rights as a migrant, woman and mother through the webinar, Violence Against Women and Children: Criminal Law and Humanitarian Appeal for Migrants in the Netherlands.

WHEN: 6 November 2020
TIME: 20:00 – 22:00 PM (CET)
WHERE: Zoom Meeting

Please register here: http://bit.ly/NL-VAWC.

The webinar is offered by the Academy for Filipino Migrants, an initiative of Migrante Netherlands Den Haag in its effort to promote the rights and welfare of Filipinos migrants.

The academy also offers free online Dutch lesson every Saturday. You can register here: http://bit.ly/PaaralangMigrante.

For more information or further inquiries, e-mail migrantedenhaag@gmail.com or send Whatsapp sms +31624617468.

Filipino migrant groups hold Europe-wide consultations Filipinos in Europe to present Migrants’ Agenda to Duterte government

PRESS RELEASE
Migrante International – Europe Chapter (OC)
15 July 2016

The global network Migrante International (MI) is spearheading a series of consultations with its chapters and other migrants groups in various cities in Europe since the election victory of President Rodrigo Duterte, collecting the sector’s demands and policy proposals for the new government.

Starting in mid-June and still going on, the Chapter Organising Committee of Migrante International Europe (MIE-COC) has been reaching out to Filipino communities in Rome and Milan in Italy, Gent in Belgium, Amsterdam and The Hague in the Netherlands, Paris in France, London in the United Kingdom, and Vienna in Austria. A number of consultations are still planned for cities in Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

“We fully endorse and support the initiative of Migrante International in consulting with Filipino communities in Europe and in presenting a Migrants’ Agenda to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte,” said Ann Brusola, of Umangat-Rome in Italy, a chapter organisation of MI.

Thus far, MIE-COC has begun to consolidate the consultations that have been taking place. A few policy proposals have been suggested such as having “uniform fees for uniform services” in regards Philippine consular services; opening of consular posts in places where there is a considerable concentration of Filipinos; establishing a dedicated “complaints hotline” for Overseas Filipinos, among others.

“Our compatriots in Europe have specific issues and demands we would also like to raise to the President. Like our counterparts in other parts of the world, we would also like to have a dialogue with the President to present and discuss the urgent concerns and demands of OFWs in Europe,” she added.

In commemoration of Filipino Migrant Workers’ Day on 7 June 2016, Migrante International presented a 10-point proposal for then incoming Duterte government. Included in the proposals were the immediate release of funds under the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to rightful claimants; re-opening of the Philippine foreign posts closed down by the government; and the scrapping of policies, fees and other exactions which are additional burdens to OFWs all over the world.

“We look forward to President Duterte delivering on his promises to prioritise the issues and concerns of Filipino migrant workers in Europe and other regions,” Brusola added. “We encourage him to visit Europe as well, in order to see first-hand the plight of our kababayans this side of the world.”

The demands and policy proposals from the Europe-wide consultations will be collated into a Migrants’ Manifesto and presented to the President.

In a related development, Brusola announced plans for the Founding Assembly of the Migrante International Europe Chapter. She said that the Chapter Organising Committee has been formed from existing Migrante Chapters in Europe, and they are already hard at work preparing for the Assembly which will be held in Rome, 9-12 December 2016. The MIE-COC is calling on other Filipino migrant organisations in Europe to join them in establishing the Migrante International alliance in Europe.###

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Contact details:
Migrante Europe
Postbus 15687, 1001 ND Amsterdam
NB: For schedules of upcoming summits and consultations in other European cities, please check www.migrante.eu

For references:
Ann Brusola, Umangat-Migrante Rome – +39 327 8825544
Rafael Joseph Maramag, Kanlungan UK – +44 795 848 2753