The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) has issued this call for proposals for the Community Based Participatory Research which is designed to build the capacity of rural, indigenous and migrant (RIM) women’s organizations to be vocal and effective advocates for rights based approaches to development.
Specifically it aims to build the capacity, resources and strategies of RIM women in nine (9) communities to research and document evidence to support national and international advocacy for change on their priority issues.
Nine partner organisations will be selected to work with APWLD for one (1) year, starting from July 2012 until 2013, to document:
Economic, social and cultural rights violations that are illustrative of development needs with a particular focus on one of the following:
- Right to land and resources
- Right to decent work and a living wage
- Right to a democratic voice
- Right to peace and security
- Climate change impact and coping mechanisms for women
APWLD will provide a small grant to employ a young researcher and carry out the research including salary and on-costs; and will support the researcher to participate in capacity building workshops and advocacy or network meetings.
A non-governmental, non-profit organisation which:
- Works for the realisation of the human rights of marginalised women at community level in countries in Asia Pacific and are able to commit to the one year documentation process. (excluding major developed countries in the region such as Korea, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, which have different contexts of “development”)
- Is committed to the promotion of human rights of marginalised women, particularly young, women (rural, indigenous, migrant, dalit women and/or women in other minority groups), as well as to the participatory methodologies to increase the democratic participation of those women in the research
- Can provide the appointed researcher with regular internet and computer access for online communication with APWLD secretariat and online training