Call for Application: Conducting National Feminist Legal Theory and Practice Training 2021

Deadline Date – 31-May-2021 Grant Limit: $1000 to $10,000

The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law, and Development (APWLD) is seeking expressions of interest from national or local organizations in Asia and the Pacific to partner with them to conduct the Feminist Legal Theory and Practice Training at the national level (National FLTPs). The collaborative work will include developing 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.


The national-level FLTP Trainings have the following objectives:  

  • To build the capacity to identify, analyse and scrutinise the discriminatory national laws and policies from a feminist and human rights perspectives;
  • To develop feminist legal knowledge tools and strategies to support women’s human rights defenders at the national level;  
  • To conduct advocacy and national campaigns to challenge discriminatory laws and policies; and advance women’s human rights and Development Justice in the country; 
  • To build a strong supportive network and movement of feminist legal practitioners and activists within the country.

Scope of Work

National Partners lead in conducting the FLTPs in their countries with the support of the APWLD secretariat within July 2021 to November 2021. As the lead partners in this endeavour they will be asked to be responsible for the following:

  • Lead, coordinate and organise for the successful conduct of the National FLTP
  • Provide the APWLD secretariat and resource persons the current context of women and law in their country to facilitate module development and 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
  • The final narrative report and the financial report along with all necessary annexes should be submitted by the end of November 2021.
  • Attend and contribute to collaborative monitoring, evaluation and learning meeting organised by APWLD in December 2021.

Funding Information

APWLD will provide a small sub-grant support (US$8,000-10,000 per organization) to 4-5 organizations to carry out the national FLTP training.  Each partner organisation is expected to organise a national FLTP training in the period of July – November 2021, and collectively share the learnings and new strategies in December 2021.  APWLD will provide a module for designing the national FLTP training and help national partners reach out to the FLTP trainers as well. 

Eligibility Criteria

APWLD is seeking to work with like-minded national partners from different countries within the Asia and the Pacific region with the following background: 

  • Work for the realisation of women’s human rights at community and national levels;  
  • Have a strong commitment to the promotion of women’s human rights, particularly young, rural, indigenous, migrant, urban poor women and/or women in other marginalised or 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; and 
  • Have necessary organisational resources to coordinate and conduct the National FLTPs with support from the APWLD Secretariat.

Eligible Countries: American Samoa Australia Bangladesh Brunei Cambodia China Cook Islands Fiji French Polynesia Guam Hong Kong SAR India Indonesia Japan Kiribati South Korea North Korea Laos Macau Malaysia Maldives Marshall Islands Micronesia Federated States Of Mongolia Burma(Myanmar) Nauru Nepal New Caledonia New Zealand Niue Northern Mariana Islands Pakistan Palau Papua New Guinea Philippines Russia Samoa Singapore Solomon Islands Sri Lanka Taiwan Thailand Tokelau Tonga Tuvalu Vanuatu Viet Nam Wallis And Futuna

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