I haven’t had the chance to do a dramatic protest thingy since the Women’s Day March last year (sadly, my blood pack didn’t work properly), so I’m pretty psyched about this one later today. I will play an evil doctor. There will be no blood this time, only lots of hamminess — and socio-political awareness (I hope).
RHAN Press Release
27 March, 2012
Women’s Lament for Lent: Stop Maternal Death!
“Mother as warrior and survivor” will be the highlight of Lenten rituals organized by the Reproductive Health Advocacy Network (RHAN), the largest coalition made up of women’s and other sectoral groups. The event called, “Pasyon: “Panaghoy at Pagbangon ng Kababaihan” brings women to three “stations” or tableaus reminiscent of the Pasyon. The first depicts maternal agony and death; the second depicts the institutions that prevent her from achieving full maternal health and well-being; and the third, a pledge to fight together as women and prevail over her ‘enemies’- the church hierarchy, and insensitive governance that has yet to decide whether women’s lives are worth saving.