APWLD Feminist Participatory Action Research Programme (FPAR) 2020-2022 grassroots women’s organisations and movements in Asia and the Pacific
APWLD invites grassroots women’s organisations and movements in Asia and the Pacific to take part in this exciting Feminist Participatory Action Research programme tthat aims to develop tools and resources that support rural, indigenous, migrant and urban poor women (RIMUP) to monitor, engage and influence development policies that impacting them.
In Asia and the Pacific region, the rise of authoritarian and fascist regimes, fuelled by patriarchy and fundamentalisms exacerbate human rights violations of women, including their rights to peace and democratic participation. Women’s voices have been historically ignored in decision and policy-making structures. More recently, women’s rights to peace and democratic participation are severely violated as a result of states’ failure to protect and uphold their human rights to the outright state -sponsored and -sanctioned military violence.
Across the region, the march of neoliberal globalisation intensifies as multinational corporations and their domestic cohorts consolidate their monopoly and control of lands, resources, markets, and cheap labour in pursuit of their never-ending greed and profits. In turn, states are more aggressively wielding the tools of militarism to take over territories, enable massive land- and resource-grabs, and to quell unrest and dissent by women and their communities.
In order to challenge the oppression against women’s rights to peace and democratic participation, strong movements of rural, indigenous, migrant, urban poor women are needed, and they must be supported to build their capacities, document evidence and advocate to bring about change. To address the need to increase, evidence-based advocacy and to have women as vocal and effective advocates in human rights, APWLD will support local organisations to conduct Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) 2020-2022 on Amplifying Marginalised Women’s Voices and Strengthening Movements for Women’s Right to Peace and Democratic Participation.
Selection Criteria of the Research Partners:
APWLD will select 8-10 women’s organisations to lead the FPAR on women’s rights to peace and democratic participation. We are seeking non-governmental, non-profit, grassroots-based organisations. APWLD will consider the following when selecting the organisations for this process:
- Sub-regional representation;
- Recommendations/ references from APWLD members;
- Diversity of women groups e.g. rural, indigenous, migrant, urban poor and other marginalised women groups in Asia and the Pacific.
Interested organisations shall submit:
- Completed application form
- Expression of interest
- Recommendation / reference letter from at least two other women’s or grassroots organisations