On March 11 and 12 2016, the Commission Women and Gender of MisIMG_0867 Aperosion 21 and the Evangelical Mission in Solidarity (EMS) met in Basel to hold a retreat. The meeting themed “Safe Spaces” gave the women the opportunity to deepen their relationship and share their ideas about their work and ongoing projects and programs.

In her welcome speech Claudia Bandixen, Director of Mission 21, reminded of some meaningful women who did pioneer work for the Basler Mission and whose commitment was crucial for the establishment of the Women and Gender Desk. The portraits of four of these extraordinary women, among them Johanna Eggimann, are part of the exhibition “Women in mission” in Basel.[:]