APWLD: National Feminist Legal Theory & Practice Trainings 2019


Deadline: 6 April 2019

APWLD is seeking expressions of interest from national or local organisations in the Asia Pacific to partner with us to conduct the Feminist Legal Theory and Practice Training at the national level.

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The partnership will include collaboration to develop a national specific module, translation of materials and hosting the national FLTP training programme, conducting collaborative evaluation and becoming a member of the growing FLTP community of practice. It will also involve nominating someone from the core training team to in the upcoming Regional FLTP Training in 17-21 June 2019, to be held in Penang, Malaysia.

This year 2019, the Feminist Law and Practice Programme has resource and capacity to support the conduct of National FLTP workshops to help strengthen capacities in feminist practice and legal strategising that is responsive to the context, issues and needs of women at the local and/or national level. The programme hopes to partner with national organisations with the following objectives:

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  • To analyse and effectively challenge discriminatory laws and policies in their countries by applying feminist analysis, rights-based legal practice and international conventions and precedents for advancement of women’s human rights.
  • To design progressive feminist legal strategies for women’s human rights for implementation at the national level.
  • To design national campaigns to advance women’s human rights in the country.
  • To foster a supportive network and movement of feminist legal practitioners and activists within the country.
  • To build a body of knowledge around existing laws and practices relating to women’s issues in the country from the standpoint of feminism, international standard of human rights and development justice.

Scope of Work and Responsibilities

National Partners lead in conducting the FLTPs in the different countries with the support of the APWLD secretariat within April to December 2019. As the lead partners in this endeavor they will be asked to be responsible for the following:

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  • Lead, coordinate and organise for the successful conduct of the National FLTP
  • Provide the APWLD Secretariat and resource person with the current context of women and law in their country to facilitate module development
  • Ensure that the National FLTP is guided by the broader framework of the Feminist Legal Theory and Practice
  • Design their own selections criteria and process in consultation with the APWLD secretariat
  • Convene the trainers and work with them in the training design, implementation and evaluation of the National FLTP

Selection Criteria

APWLD is seeking to work with like-minded national partners in different countries, preferably non-governmental and non-profit organisations, that:

  • Work for the realisation of the human rights of women at community and national level.
  • Is committed to the promotion of human rights of women, particularly young, women (rural, indigenous, migrant and/or women in other minority groups).
  • Have strong networks and affiliations with feminist lawyers, activists, judiciary and the legal community in their countries.
  • Have experience in launching creative and participatory training and workshops in the areas of feminism, women’s human rights or women and the law.
  • Have necessary organizational resources to coordinate and conduct the National FLTPs with support from the APWLD Secretariat.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please vist https://apwld.org/call-for-applications-2019-national-feminist-legal-theory-practice-trainings/

  • Avatar Hassan Odawa Abdi says:

    on Behave of the salaam University in Somalia, we are looking for to attend your workshop of National Feminist Legal Theory & Practice Training, we are interested this training, we female lecturers and who are ready to participate.

  • Avatar Cynthia Buluebiere Bright says:

    On behalf of Gbolekekro Women Organization in Nigeria, I am looking forward to attend your National Feminist Legal Theory and Practice Training. I am an activist from the Niger Delta region that advocates for the right of women in oil producing Communities. I am ready to participate if given the opportunity and sponsored.

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Cynthia Buluebiere Bright,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfil the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Cynthia Buluebiere Bright says:

    I’ve done that.

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