Feminist Legal Theory and Practice, or FLTP, is an APWLD training programme which promotes the application of feminist analysis, deeper grounding in human rights and the use of the law or legal strategies to uphold women’s human rights. Participatory methodologies and approach to learning are carefully integrated to the programme and effectively challenge systemic and structural barriers to women’s human rights. As such the FLTP draws on the experiences and perspectives of women from rural, indigenous, migrant, urban poor women groups and WHRDs in the APWLD network and those they work within the Asia-Pacific region, to make it rich and dynamic.
APWLD will organise its second sub-regional FLTP training in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) targeting young lawyers, attorneys, activists, human rights advocates and Women Human Rights’ Defenders (WHRDs) in 2022.
The main objectives for having the CA FLTP are as follows:
- To develop greater understanding of gender, discrimination, equality, law and human rights;
- To enable participants to share their experiences of feminist legal advocacy;
- To identify and address dilemmas encountered by women’s rights advocates in their use of legal strategies to address women’s rights;
- To enhance the capability of participants to effectively challenge discriminatory laws and practices in their countries by feminist, rights-based legal practice and by applying international conventions and precedents for advancement of women’s human rights;
- To ignite campaigns to advance women’s human rights in the region;
- To bring Central Asian WHRDs and women rights activists to the Regional level feminist movement and build a network of feminist legal practitioners and activists.
- The training will focus on the following themes: analysis of women’s lives and realities; feminism and women’s movement; structural and systemic forces of oppression, feminist development justice, feminist analysis of the Law, Globalisation, Fundamentalism and Militarisation and Patriarchy; women human rights and developments in international law; and feminist legal strategies for supporting women human rights defenders.
- This training will create a pool of Central Asia FLTP graduates (FLTP Grads) who will use the FLTP framework as part of the movement to support substantive legal change that uphold women’s human rights.
- People can apply based on the following criteria:
- Training is open to all genders.
- APWLD members as well as non-members from Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) may apply
- Judges, lawyers, young feminists and activists, prosecutors, case workers, academics, media persons, writers, poets, women human rights defenders, who engage with law or use law for women’s human rights and social justice may apply, who protect Human/ Women’s rights and support feminist values.
- Activists and development workers engaged with national, international and sub-regional bodies on issues of marginalised groups, for example: land, food, climate, migration, labour, information and digital rights, political participation, LGBTQI+ movements etc.
- Participants will be selected based on the following considerations:
- Balance in country representation of Central Asia;
- Balance in sectoral areas of work;
- Combination of judges, lawyers, young feminists and activists, paralegals, case workers, para-legal volunteers, prosecutors and academics engaging with the law for women’s human rights and social justice;
- Preference given to individuals with institutional/organisational affiliations and/or recommendations from APWLD network;
- The participant group size will be limited to 25.
- The main language of communications and instructions during the training will be
- English; therefore level of proficiency in English is required.
For more information, visit https://apwld.org/english-call-for-application-ca-fltp-2022/