Women Doing Theology workshop (WDT)
February 23-28, 2011 at Bonavista Galle, Sri Lanka
This WDT workshop is a Joint Women’s Programme (JWP) planned to organize in the national level for the SCM women in Sri Lanka. Around 15-20 young SCM women from SCM Sri Lanka will participate in the said workshop. The 5 days workshop will focus on the theme “Feminist Critical Analysis through Re reading the Bible from Feminist Perspectives”. Objectives of the Workshop are:
- To provide a common platform to the young women from the SCM Sri Laka to share experiences, to understand the issues/ realities of VAW especially in the context of Sri Lanka and respond them with critical analysis
- To understand the need of doing Feminist Theology and to develop skills /guide line/ framework to re read the Bible together as young women centered on the focus/theme from feminist perspectives
- To come up with a guide book for the National Movements to encourage and enable the young women and men to promote “Doing Feminist Theology” in the SCM Sri Lanka and other national movements.
March 6-8, 2011, Tokyo, Japan
Theme: Critical Feminist Analysis: Going beyond Gender Analysis
This workshop is a Joint Women’s Programme (JWP) with the SCM Japan Miriam programme planned for the Student YMCA and SCM Japan members. This workshop would mainly focus on the issues of Violence against women, with a critical analysis of looking gender for the purpose of going beyond gender analysis. Around 15 young SCM women and men from Student YMCA and SCM Japan will participate in the said workshop. Objectives of the Workshop are:
- To create a place for young women and men to know each other, share experiences of being a woman and man in the society
- To understand the history and significance of the regional and national women’s programmes-challenges and hopes
- To understand the issues of VAW with a critical analysis of going beyond gender analysis
- To re read the Bible for feminist perspectives
March 8, 2010, Regional and Global
The month of March is dedicated for the women as we commemorate the struggle of the courageous women who fought for equality, justice, peace and development. They have paved the way for us to continue our journey for women’s emancipation. This year once again we would invite the national movements to participate and celebrate the International Women’s Day (IWD) in the National Movements with various activities. The members of the Regional Women’s Committee of WSCF AP would come up with a liturgical material to observe the event.
November 25 - December 10, Regional and Global
This is an international campaign starting on November 25, International Day against Violence against Women and will close on December 10, International Human Rights Day, in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, December 1, World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. The RWC members will come up with a guide line for different activities to observe these significant days with the national movements.
September 24-30, 2011, venue will be confirmed in the RWC
Women Doing Theology (WDT) is one of the most significant and distinctive programmes of the Regional Women’s Programme (RWP) of WSCF AP. This year this workshop will be ogranised in the regional level. Around 20 young women from SCMs in Asia and the Pacific will come together, to share life stories, commonalities, and challenges, then reflect, articulate and critically analyze their experiences as women in their own context. This workshop would mainly focus to critically analyse and challenge the androcentric-mainstream-theology and promote doing theology from the feminist perspectives which are empowering and liberating.