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1996

1. DAWN office blessing (February 6, 1996)

2. First batch of DAWN JFC members (March 1996)

3. Establishment of DAWN SIKHAY (March 6, 1996)

4. Maiden Issue of Sinag, DAWN's official newsletter (December 1996)

1997

5. DAWN joined the Philippine Migrants Rights Watch (March 1997)

6. DAWN Theater Workshop Closing Activities (September 14, 1997)

7. DAWN Christmas Get-Together (December 1997)

1998


8. Birth of DAWN-Japan at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan (August 1, 1998)

9. Birth of Teatro Akebono

1999


10. DAWN's 3rd Anniversary (February 5, 1999)

11. Teatro Akebono workshop for the play "Sana..." (May 4, 1999)

12. New DAWN Sikhay office

2000

13. Peace Boat visits DAWN (September 5, 2000)

14. Japan Teatro Akebono tour and Meeting of JFC and Fathers (October 2000)

2001


15. DAWN staff participated in the World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance at Durban, South Africa (August 29, 2001)

16. Teatro Akebono presentation in Japan featuring "The Ugly Duckling" (September 10, 2011)

2002


17. UN Special Rapporteur Gabriela Rodriguez visits DAWN (May 31, 2002)

18. Research for Filipina entertainers in Japan with Rep. Kazuo Inoue, Sen. Marutei Tsunaren, and Sen. Masako Owaki (July 18, 2002)

19. Teatro Akebono presentation in Japan featuring "Pagsilay ng Bagong Pag-Asa" (October 15-28, 2002)

2003


20. Thanksgiving Celebration for the signing of the Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003

21. DAWN co-organized with the Commission on Human Rights the "Conference on Overseas Performing Artists in Japan- Addressing a Range of Issues from Pre-departure to Reintegration." (September 17, 2003)

22. Book launching of "Pains and Gains" with former NLRC Chairman Roy Señeres

2004


20. Video launching of "Where Do I Belong?" (April 14, 2004)

21. Book launching of "Moving On" (December 18, 2004)

2005

 
22. DAWN Executive Director Carmelita Nuqui joined Vital Voices as one of the members of its Global Advisory Council (June 2005)

23. JICHIRO-RENGO visits DAWN (September 6, 2005)

2006


24. DAWN celebrates 10th year anniversary (February 6, 2006)

25. Co-organized with Vital Voices Global Partnership a conference on Migration and Trafficking in Persons with the theme: "Recognizing the Dignity and Rights of Women." (February 10, 2006)

26. Third CATW-AP Regional Conference at Chiang Mai, Thailand (August 29-31, 2006)

2007


27. DAWN's Alternative Livelihood Program started its individual/home-based projects for its women members.

28. SIKHAY Japan Tour and launch of the Japanese version of "Moving On" (October 12-25, 2007)

29. DAWN Executive Director Carmelita Nuqui is elected to the Board of CARAM-Asia for a two-year term (December 2007)

2008


30. SIKHAY Coordinator Mary Joy Barcelona wins 2nd Place in the Soroptimist International Regional Award for the category "Making a Difference in Women." (February 21, 2008)

31. DSWD recognized DAWN for its valuable contribution for the promotion and protection of the rights and welfare of disadvantaged women towards women empowerment and development (February 2008)

32. Establishment of DAWN-Multi Purpose Cooperative [DAWN-MPC] (August 27, 2008)

2009


33. Establishment of DAWN Wellness Center (March 2009)

34. SIKHAY Coordinator Mary Joy Barcelona was awarded by Soroptimist International as one of the twelve "Unsung Women Heroes of 2009."

35.The International Labor Organization (ILO) recognized DAWN-MPC as an emerging good practice (March 2009)

36. DAWN Executive Director Carmelita Nuqui was re-elected Board Director of CARAM-Asia. She was also elected to head its Task Force on Migration, Globalization and Development (December 2009)

2010


37. DAWN receives grant from the Embassy of Japan (February 5, 2010)

38. Founding of DAWN-JFC for Change (August 21, 2010)

39. Book launching of "We Are Your Children, Too." (December 21, 2010)

2011


40. Peace Boat visits DAWN (April 13, 2011)

41. DAWN JFC members had showcased a fashion show entitled, "In Play and in Fashion." (October 22, 2011)

2012


42. DAWN supported the ratification of ILO Convention 189 (June 16, 2012)

43. DAWN participated in the First National Consultation Meeting of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights on Trafficking in Persons (September 11, 2012)

2013


44. SIKHAY members participated at the Advanced Handloom Weaving training by the Philippine Textile Research Institute (July 20, 2013)

45. Kansai Yoshida Seminar students visited DAWN (August 24, 2013)

43. DAWN women and JFC performed at the International Migrants' Day celebration in Manila (December 18, 2013)

2014


44. DAWN KUIS first Study Tour in the Philippines (May 2014)

45. Ms. Sylvie Eid Aoum of the Caritas Lebanon Migrants Center visits DAWN (November 5, 2014)

2015

46. DAWN was granted Special Consultative Status by UN ECOSOC (April 10, 2015)

47. DAWN provided the Sewing and Hand-loom weaving training to the members of the Burundian Women for Peace and Development to replicate the project in Burundi (October 17 - November 5, 2015)

2016

48. DAWN celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the theme "Twenty Years of Empowering Lives for a Better Tomorrow" (February 6, 2016)

49. DAWN provided a follow-up training for the Burundian Women for Peace and Development (February 29 - March 11, 2016)

50. DAWN's Executive Director Carmelita G. Nuqui was invited as resource person at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People's Forum 2016 in Dili, East Timor (August 1 - 6, 2016)

51. DAWN, together with Ms. Gennie Kim of the Filipino Korean Spouses Association, implemented the project "Socio-Economic Cooperation for Returned Filipino Women Migrants and their Children at the Development Action for Women Network" in South Korea and the Philippines, with support from the IOM-Migrant Research and Training Center (August 26 - 31, 2016 and September 3 - 8, 2016)

52. DAWN's Executive Director Carmelita, G. Nuqui joined VV100: A Strategic Gathering and Retreat at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Half Moon Bay, San Francisco California, USA (October 10 - 15, 2016)

53. The Jamaican delegation, composed of diplomats and officials, visited DAWN (October 12, 2016)

54. DAWN was recognized by DSWD-NCR for active involvement in regional inter-agency committees to ensure the welfare and protection of the disadvantaged and vulnerable sectors (October 28, 2016)

55. SIKHAY Coordinator Mary Joy Barcelona participated at the Regional Dialogue on Women Migrant Workers in ASEAN at the Mandarin Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand (December 8, 2016)

2017

56. DAWN collaborated with the Lex Athenia Victoria Society of Women of Law of the Ateneo de Manila University for the project, "Resonance: Celebrating Self-Empowered Women" (January 28, 2017)

57. DAWN celebrates its 21st Anniversary with the theme "Moving On For A Better Tomorrow" (February 12, 2017)

58. Teatro Akebono presentation in Japan featuring "The Crane Dog" (May 13 - 31, 2017)

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