Babaylanes and Voice Philippines Visit Mariveles Rainbow Alliance
Last March 6, 2022, Babaylanes Inc traveled to Mariveles Bataan to conduct one of the first capacity building and networking activities under the Building Rainbow Communities project.
Building Rainbow Communities is a three-year project with Voice Philippines. It was developed to strengthen working relations and address the disparity in the level of engagements between provincial organizations and those based in urban metropolitan areas. After the collaborative development of training modules by LGBTQI organizations across the country, Babaylanes implemented them with Mariveles Rainbow Alliance – an informal group of LGBTQI individuals based in Mariveles, Bataan seeking to strengthen their organizational foundations and better influence their local community.
Members of Mariveles Rainbow Alliance finally had their sensitivity training on the concepts of SOGIESC, well-being, and inclusion. They also had the chance to build rapport with Babaylanes and Voice which ultimately improves the working relationship further. In the next few months, MRA would also undergo similar trainings on other relevant LGBTQI concepts and issues.