The inspiration to create the Gabriela Germany is drawn from the other Gabriela overseas chapters that have been existing not only in the United States but also in Europe (Italy, Denmark).
In the Philippines, GABRIELA National Alliance of Women is a grassroots-based alliance of more than 200 organizations, institutions, desks and programs of women all over the Philippines seeking to wage a struggle for the liberation of all oppressed Filipino women and the rest of our people. While we vigorously campaign on women-specific issues such as women’s rights, gender discrimination, violence against women and women’s health and reproductive rights, GABRIELA is also at the forefront of national and international economic and political issues that affects women.
Gabriela Germany is therefore an extension of the Filipino women’s struggle in Germany. At the same time it seeks to unite with other local organizations that struggle and advance for the same cause.
GABRIELA stands for General Assembly Binding Women for Reforms, Integrity, Education, Leadership, and Action. It is also named in honor of GABRIELA SILANG, the first Filipino woman to lead a revolt against the Spanish colonization of the Philippines.