Women-led participatory research for climate justice
To gain a voice in policy debates over climate it is important that rural and indigenous women document their own practices and experiences and are the authors of their own research. Women lead participatory research promotes democratic participation of women in policy making around development at local, national, regional and international levels.
APWLD is working with six (6) partner organisations (based in Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Philippines x 2 and Indonesia) to undertake research detailing their own experiences of climate change and their local strategies of adaptation / mitigation.
In 2010 the partner researchers collaborated to come up with a research tool-kit establishing shared resources and methods. In 2011 the organisations conducted and documented the research and commence advocacy strategies. A mid-research evaluation meeting will be held to share progress and address barriers. Findings will be collated for both national and international advocacy strategies.
Climate Justice Briefs: Women’s Adaptation Strategies
These briefs document the multi-layered issues of climate change and the impact on women in Asia Pacific, from the perspective of rural, indigenous and Dalit women who directly participated in the research. See briefs here