- Eligibility: The fellowship is open to all practicing women media professionals from Asia and the Pacific. Only seven (7) individual and team applicants will be accepted to the fellowship program. Applicants must have the following minimum qualifications:
– At least four years of media work experience
– Proficient in English and a language from the Asia or the Pacific region
– Able to travel overseas as required (conditions permitting)
– Commitment to feminist movement building
– Experience in covering women’s human rights, grassroots movements, and development issues particularly in the context of migration is an advantage.
– If applying under the team category, application should be made in the name of both co-applicants.
– Applicants whose work covers Nepal, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia, and Kyrgyzstan will be prioritised.
- Type of Funding: Programmatic
- Target Countries: Asia and the Pacific region
- Application Language: English
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is inviting women media professionals across Asia and the Pacific region to participate in its 2021 Media Fellowship on Migration and Migrant Women’s Human Rights.
This media fellowship programme intends to strengthen feminist analysis on the plight of migrant women in both mainstream and alternative media spaces. Women media professionals who work in Nepal, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia, and Kyrgyzstan are most encouraged to apply.
Accepted Media Fellows will be invited to a four- to six-day online capacity building workshop on migration and migrant women’s human rights in January 2022. The workshop will feature discussions on migration and migrant women’s human rights, impact of laws and policies of migrant women’s host and destination countries, and Development Justice.
At the workshop, the Media Fellows will have the opportunity to meet APWLD members from the region who are migrant rights defenders, activists, and advocates. Based on discussions and interactions with grassroots activists and experts, the Media Fellows, in consultation with APWLD, will develop a plan on how to produce critical analysis on women migrant workers and their human rights. They may also be given opportunities to attend (virtually or physically) civil society and United Nations (UN) advocacy meetings on migration issues, depending on travel restrictions.
See here to learn more and apply.
Organisation: The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)