The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) invites feminists and women’s rights organisations across Asia and the Pacific region to apply for the Climate Justice Feminist Participatory Action Research (CJ FPAR) on False Solutions, 2023-2024.
The aim of this FPAR is to increase the capacity of feminists and grassroots women in Asia and the Pacific to document their lived realities and expose the impacts of false solutions on women’s human rights to further influence climate policies and discussions from local to global level.
This FPAR will support six to eight national and/or grassroots organisations led by women across Asia and the Pacific region with experience in working in challenging false solutions. The small sub-grant should cover salary costs of a dedicated young woman researcher and activities to strengthen the capacity of women and their communities involved in the FPAR. Another flow of sub-grant, following the completion of the FPAR, will be provided to the partner organisations to conduct advocacy activities at local and national levels to support their FPAR journey.
Throughout this FPAR, the assigned mentors and young women researchers will be provided with opportunities to access high level capacity building programmes, climate related advocacy spaces particularly at regional and global levels, and networking with wider movements working on climate crises. FPAR modules will also be provided to the mentors and young women researchers to learn research skills including data gathering that are participatory with feminist lens of analysis.
- Overall Objective
- To increase the capacity of feminists and grassroots women’s organisations and movements in Asia and the Pacific to document their lived realities and expose the impacts of false solutions on women’s human rights to further influence climate policies and discussions from local to global level.
- Specific Objectives
- Develop the capacity of feminists and grassroots women to document, investigate, and analyse false solutions, their manifestations and impacts on women’s human rights in Asia and the Pacific.
- Foster knowledge and resources on the impacts of climate injustices and false climate solutions rooted in globalisation, fundamentalisms, militarism and patriarchy on feminists and grassroots women in Asia and the Pacific.
- Establish and strengthen strategic advocacy plans and opportunities to amplify women’s voices and solutions as a counter narrative to the false climate solutions, influencing policies at all levels that uphold women’s human rights and bring about systemic change.
- Strengthen solidarity and institutional development of FPAR partners through leadership development for movement building.
- APWLD will provide each of the FPAR partners with a small sub-grant to employ a young woman researcher to carry out the research, which includes a monthly salary during this FPAR journey.
- Overall budget proposed by a partner must not exceed USD 14,000.
- This sub-grant supports advocacy, capacity building and research of the selected partners, however, does not include any other costs related to institutional sustainability or maintenance.
- Applicants must be non-governmental, non-profit, feminists and women’s human rights and/or women-led organisations in Asia and the Pacific that demonstrate the following:
- Experience in working with grassroots women and their communities;
- Familiarity with the context and reality of climate crises including the impact of false solutions facing women at local and national levels;
- Provide a dedicated mentor and young woman researcher throughout the entire FPAR period;
- Capacity to conduct participatory research methodologies that contribute to strengthen democratic leadership of feminists and grassroots women in Asia and the Pacific;
- Able to communicate in English or to provide a dedicated translator/interpreter to support the research team throughout the FPAR journey;
- Highly desirable partner organisations:
- Organisations from Central Asia, East Asia and the Pacific sub-regions;
- Recommended through a letter of endorsement from APWLD members;
- Direct experience in conducting participatory research methods;
- Direct experience in advocacy and campaign work related to climate crisis and women’s human rights, particularly in challenging false solutions;
- Ability to produce and submit reports and various FPAR related documents in English;
For more information, visit APWLD.