The ARROW Advocacy Institute (AAI) is designed for advocates of human rights, gender equality and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). It aims to:
- Create an innovative space where young people can debate, discuss, and connect the SRHR concept to realities.
- Build the capacity of young people from Southeast Asia, especially in understanding the intersectional axes of SRHR with sexuality, trade, migration, conflict, climate change, food security and sovereignty, fundamentalisms, disability and the need for advocacy using a more integrated approach.
- Enable a common understanding of significant issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights that pertain to women and young people in the South East Asia region
- Movements (social justice, environment, women’s movement, democracy, sexuality) in the southeast Asian countries; what this means for geopolitics
- Gender wars, sexuality, and digital spaces
- Trade and economic policy, migration, labour, conflict-related migration
- Environmental justice, climate change, food security and poverty
- Fundamentalisms and rising intolerance
Due to COVID -19, ARROW has decided to take its first Advocacy Institute online.
DURATION OF COURSE
Spread over two and half months (May – July), sessions will be held once a week for the duration of five hours – a total of ten sessions. Each participant will then work to develop an advocacy plan for work they wish to achieve, which will be reviewed after two months (October). This session will also be five hours in duration.
The Institute will be participatory in nature and resource people will employ a variety of teaching methods. Readings related to sessions may be assigned in advance.
Participants eligibility criteria:
- In 2021, the AAI will focus on youth from South East Asian countries. You are eligible to apply if you are from one of these countries: Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
- Applicants must be between the ages of 19 to 35 years.
- Applicants must be working with civil society organisations.
- Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the area of SRHR/gender/sexuality at a community or national or regional level.
- Applicants must be able to communicate in written and spoken English.
- Date of Institute for 2021: Scheduled to begin from the first week of May, 2021.
- All sessions will be conducted in English.
- Sign language assistance will be provided.
Application Deadline: March 28, 2021