Célia em Movimento

an E-CHANGER volunteer for 7 years, celia worked until june 2007 for the 'gender sector' of the MST/BA - the rural landless workers movement in the northeastern brazilian state of bahia. from then until june 2010 she worked at the international secretariat of the world march of women in são paulo. although she is no longer a volunteer, she still works in brazil with the WMW and E-CHANGER and will therefore continue to share her professional and personal experiences... enjoy!

18 August 2006

it's the end of a busy week and the start of a busy weekend... one of many busy weekends in august / september.

last weekend (12 /13th august) i co-facilitated a couple of workshops (the theme being 'reproductive and sexual rights', the discussions were very revealing - both in terms of how mature the young people we were working with really are, and some of the life experiences they've already had) at our youth conference...

900 young people, from rural and urban areas, camping out in our of our permament rural camps (a 7 hour drive from salvador) to take part in a programme of talks, workshops and cultural events = lots of music and noise, interesting debates, mudbaths (it rained the entire 3 days) and very little sleep for the organisers!

this weekend (19 / 20th august) i'll be at a regional 'gender sector' conference (the MST/Bahia is split into 8 working regions, each with their own coordenation), helping out in general and facilitating a day of gender training for the regional and micro-regional coordinators...

then from the 22nd i'll be back in the same region to participate (rather than organise, which'll make a nice change) in a state university run training programme for 5 days before taking part in the MST/Bahia's state coordenation meeting at the end of august.

and so it goes on, and on, and on... i'll let you know how it all goes and will get some photos onto the blog soon so you can get a feel for our events.