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Human Trafficking: The Worst Form of Labour Exploitation

“Many people think that human trafficking always involves women and children who are forced into prostitution after being kidnapped from their home villages by a dodgy man (the trafficker). However, only a few cases are like these”, says Anders Lisborg. As Programme Officer for ILO (International Labour Organisation) he is the manager of a regional…

More Swedish than the Swedes in Sweden

Bengt Carlsson has been living as a businessman in Singapore for almost 30 years. However, he still feels “More Swedish than the Swedes”. Therefore he sees the need for an organization as SVIV Svenskar i Världen (Swedes in the world) to unite and help the Swedish community abroad. Apart from being the representative for Svenskar…

Swedish Chargé d’Affaires of Laos Regrets the Shutdown of the Embassy of Sweden Vientiane

From August 2008 Sweden will no longer have an embassy in Laos. The Swedish government has decided to face out the bilateral development assistance to Laos. Consequently the Embassy of Sweden Vientiane will be transformed to a section office.    Fewer countriesChargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Sweden Vientiane, AnnLis Åberg regrets that the bilateral development…

Norway is Looking for New Contact in Laos

From August 2008 Sweden is closing down its embassy in Laos. Because Norway does not have a representation in Laos, Sweden has so far been taking care of daily visa issues and consular cases for Norwegians citizens as well as for the other Nordic countries. Norway will now have to look for other possible solutions.…

Vietnamese Street Children Exhibit in Herlev

 Danish Vietnamese Association is opening the photo exhibition “Street Vision” on Friday the 18th of January in Herlev Medborgerhus from 16:00- 17:30, Herlevgårdsvej 18-2, Herlev. The pictures have all been taken by streets children and disadvantaged children in Ho Chi Minth City in Vietnam in cooperation with two Dutch photographers. The exhibition depict scenes from…

Stairway away from Hell

In Manila around 100.000 children are living on the street. They do not got go to school, they are starving, many of them suffer from deceases and some are sexually abused. These are the children the Danish run Stairway Foundation aim to help. A taste of childhoodBy spending a year at Stairway’s idyllic location a…