[Pga_europe_process] I had forgoten to say

diañu burlon dianhuburlon at gmx.net
Tue May 18 17:32:25 CEST 2004


Hi Friday,
I had forgoten to thank you for your respect and support from all people 
working on the coordination office in Dhaka.

Saludillos,
trasgu

At 13:25 18/05/2004 +0200, friday wrote:
>Hi,
>
>why are you writing as "we"? Who is "we" in this case?
>
>There is no such thing as a "PGA statement". The text below appears as 
>part of a
>network, it is part of the programme for the PGA Asia and Gender conference. I
>do not think that people living in Europe should judge the wording of texts in
>Asia or other regions as non- "PGA view". This is a decentralised network.
>Considering the fact that people in Bangladesh are very busy in organising the
>conference, I think a few days before the conference starts we should do
>everything to support their search for finances and wish them great debates on
>gender and other themes at the conference.
>
>Greetings,
>friday
>
>
>Quoting paki.tv at cyber-rights.net:
>
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> > We tried to contact you several weeks ago, and have oblz just had this
> > address forwarded by Oliver.
> >
> > "These two days people will work from their personal experience, their
> > lives. Gender is inside the skin. Before you are an indigenous, a migrant,
> >  a Hindu.you are a woman or a man. From the first moment of the birth,
> >  a person is teach to move, to act, to dream in a concrete way depending
> > on the values his/her society has chosen for her/him depending on the
> > sex.
> > Delegates will analyses from their personal lives, the oppression and
> > power structures in the patriarchal system.  Expertise trainers with
> > experience in working with rural realities will facilitate these two
> > days.
> > Masculinity will be introduced in only men workshops. It will be raised
> > the discussion on what is and why is necessary gender perspective in
> > the organizations, and how to implement it."
> >
> > This is raising a number of concerns:
> >
> > The statements appears as if it is part of a PGA statement. In fact it
> > presents a very controversial view of gender. What is being done to ensure
> > that people understand that this is not a PGA view?
> >
> > Why is this gender debate being run by "experts"? Who are they? Who
> > considers
> > them experts? Do they endorse the view on gender expressed above? How
> > will other views be dealt with and/or encouraged? Why is this part of
> > the conference being run by "experts"? Why are women being banned from
> > some meetings? Was this a decision promoted by the experts?
> >
> > We are concerned that the PGA process maybe seriously compromised if
> > these issues are not dealt with.
> >
> > We have already experienced problems in Europe concerning people trying
> > to circulate texts on gender and passing them off as PGA texts. There
> > is an ongoing controversy about banning women from meetings.
> >
> > We have also come across "experts" working with the London Social Forum
> > who are promoting behaviourist and psycho-Darwinists viewpoints. This
> > comes as no suprise to us. However while such manipulations in the WSF
> > network might be expected, we see these as running counter to the PGA
> > hallmarks.
> >
> > Looking forward to hearing from you.
> >
> > West Essex Zappatista
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