Sunday, June 24, 2007

Grill and Meet Summer 2007

One summer ago, we met, grilled, and I posted my first
entry for this Babaylanes Internationales blogs.
This time we planned to hold our meeting for the
invited pwf members but food was so tempting
we ended up chewing and not meeting.
It coincided with the birthday celebration of our
dear Elda who prepared all sorts of grill stuffs
with the help of her sister Elsa and assistance
from Edith and Cora.
Other regular picknickers were missing the summery
fun as some are still enjoying real sun in the home country
or as of writing are still confused how to follow
their navis to the direction of the Schrebergarten
named Hope.
Happy Birthday, Elda!

From the Eat and Meet Women

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Babaylan's Basic Women's Orientation Training

Babaylan Interim Committee: Malu, Adora,
Nitnit, Marlou. Lina not in Photo.

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 a 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:

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Kirchentag 2007 in Cologne

Kirchentag 2007
6 - 10 June, 2007
Köln, Germany
living, active and sharper
(Hebrews 4:12)