Thursday, 21 June 2007
Basic Women's Orientation Training in Germany
A Weekend of Basic Women’s Orientation Training in Germany
15 Filipinas representing the different European country member
organizations of Babaylan, The Philippine Women’s Network in Europe
participated in this year’s Basic Women’s Orientation Training held in
Kohlhof near Mannheim, Germany on June 1-4, 2007. The weekend
training was organized by Babaylan Interim Committee.
The participants shared experiences and discussed issues concerning gender while enjoying some alternative group exercises in determining factors which influence gender and gender bias i.e. what attributes are associated with the word BABAE
and LALAKE,what is gender stereotyping, commodification and
marginalization of women, reproduction and production and sexual
division of labour.
As part of the year long celebration of the 15th anniversary of Babaylan Europe, the training coincided with the meeting of the country representatives of the network. They discussed the result of congress and assessment of the network held in Landquart, Switzerland on September 22-24, 2006 and planned a series of activities to be carried both by the local and Europe-wide members for the year 2007-2008.
After the seminar, the participants visited the shrine of Dr. Jose Rizal in Wilhemsfeld and the city of Heidelberg.
Babaylan Network is planning to hold its bi-annual Conference and Congress with the Theme Gender, Migration and Development this coming October either in Switzerland or Germany.
For interested Filipinas, please contact local Babaylan in your country or email: