APWLD’s Labour Programme focuses on increasing capacities, voices and leadership of women workers in trade unions by conducting Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) and supporting networks to foster collective labour rights movements nationally, regionally and globally. To achieve Decent Work and Development Justice, our FPAR partners believe that women workers need to author their own evidence of labour rights violations, build bargaining skills and power and cement their leadership and role within labour movements. They have been working on various labour-related issues ranging from the condition of women garment workers in Bangladesh to the impact of labour flexibilisation on women Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) workers in the Philippines.

APWLD Labour FPAR partners from Asia Pacific demand labour rights on International Labour Day 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo: APWLD

To find out more about our FPAR partners research, download and read their reports below:

  1. Awaj Foundation, Bangladesh
  2. Palangkaraya Ecological and Human Rights Studies (PROGRESS), Indonesia
  3. BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN), Philippines