RDI Network, Edith Cowan University and The University of Queensland are pleased to host a one-day skills workshop on Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) on Thursday 21 May 2020. from 9:30am-4:00pm.
Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) is a methodology that centres marginalised women’s perspectives, views and opinions to bring about structural change for themselves. The FPAR methodology combines research, gender justice and activism through a cyclical process of community-led planning, acting, observing and reflecting.
This workshop is for practitioners and researchers working in international development, community work, gender justice and social change interested supporting grassroots movements and community-led change.
In this one-day workshop, attendees will be introduced to:
- Concepts, principles and ethical considerations of FPAR
- FPAR and feminist movements
- Examples of FPAR programming around the globe
- The practicalities of integrating FPAR into programming
Attendees will then have the opportunity to collaboratively explore and engage in FPAR activities in a safe and inclusive environment. With guided activities to share and develop our collective knowledge together, attendees will explore areas in FPAR design, participatory data collection methods and analysis, ethics, and authorship
We hope that attendees will leave with increased curiosity, capacity and confidence to undertake FPAR in their work.
The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Naomi Godden, an FPAR specialist and Adjunct Research Fellow at Monash University. The RDI Network has previously supported Dr Godden’s work on FPAR with the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD).
Registration and fees:
There is a small registration fee for this event of $165 per person, and attendees will be invoiced by ACFID.
This workshop is limited to 22 places, so please register here by the 11th May 2020.
Places are pending payment of registration fees.
About the facilitator:
Dr Naomi Godden is a community worker, social justice and environmental activist, and feminist participatory action researcher from Margaret River, Western Australia (Noongar Country). She has 15 years of community development and social research experience in Australia and internationally in areas such as gender justice, Aboriginal family violence prevention, youth development, education advocacy, poverty alleviation, homelessness and affordable housing, environmental activism, and the gendered impacts of climate change.
Naomi has produced numerous publications on feminist participatory action research as a methodology for social change. She is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Monash University, a Councillor at the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, and she is involved in numerous social and environmental justice activist movements including Just Home Margaret River and the Women’s Climate Justice Collective. Naomi currently works as an independent consultant specialising in FPAR.
We acknowledge the generous support from The University of Queensland in hosting this workshop.