Participatory Action Research in Action: An Interview with Marcos Guevara Berger

Participatory Action Research in Action: An Interview with Marcos Guevara Berger

By Krysta Williams; Donna Nevel; Chloe Villalobos

This is an interview with anthropologist and educator Marcos Guevara Berger about his PAR-based work with indigenous communities in Costa Rica. The work grows out of a project he was part of (in collaboration with Irìria Tsṍtchök, an indigenous rights organization) with civil rights lawyer Alan Levine, on “A Legal and Anthropological Inquiry into the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Costa Rica.” The . . .

New York City, NY, US
Sexual Harassment of Domestic Workers at their Workplaces

Sexual Harassment of Domestic Workers at their Workplaces

By PRIA Gender (Participatory Research In Asia)

Domestic work in India is a large sector of employment, especially for women. According to International Labour Office (ILO), there are currently 52 million people employed as domestic workers worldwide. Out of these, 83% are women. Although they make up one of the world’s most long-standing and widespread workforces, domestic workers are frequently . . .

New Delhi, IN
The history and future of our struggles regarding grassroots organizations in Hungary during the pandemic: Preview

The history and future of our struggles regarding grassroots organizations in Hungary during the pandemic: Preview

By Research Team of the School of Public Life

The original goal of our team was to find out what we can learn from Hungarian social movements after the regime change in 1989/1990 and explore how contemporary struggles can benefit from this knowledge. However, the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic brought many challenges for our group and we had to make some decisions regarding our . . .

Budapest VIII. kerület, HU
Phenomenological Leadership in Participatory Democracy

Phenomenological Leadership in Participatory Democracy

By Alfonso Barreto; George Davy Vera

The main research goal was to study some leaders’ experience in their struggle to implement and exercise the participatory democratic model in Venezuela according to Constitutional requirements. The focus of the research endeavor was twofold: (a) to enhance the Political Science body of knowledge to better understand how this particular Latin American democratic model operates at community levels and (b) to understand types of challenges experienced by community leadership in achieving . . .

Maracaibo, VE
COVID-19 and Young People: Impact and Solutions

COVID-19 and Young People: Impact and Solutions

By PRIA Youth (Participatory Research In Asia)

In response to the crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic across the world and its growing impact on the youth population in India, PRIA Youth hosted a webinar on 2nd May 2020. The webinar addressed the following questions: (1) How are young people across India being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? (2) How are young people’s issues and concerns being addressed by the government, policy implementers, education institutions, . . .

New Delhi, IN
Knowledge Democracy at Work: Glimpses of Social Solidarity in the Pandemic

Knowledge Democracy at Work: Glimpses of Social Solidarity in the Pandemic

The beauty of photovoice is that it democratizes the documenting of reality and the sharing of experiences within varying physical, cultural, and temporal contexts. Photovoice projects are organized in neighborhoods and communities to create awareness, initiate dialog about issues and concerns, and to bring real lives and local experiences into policy and . . .

Rio Rancho, NM, US
Dialogues between the Academy and the Community: Establishing an Ethical Framework (Part 2)

Dialogues between the Academy and the Community: Establishing an Ethical Framework (Part 2)

By Alejandra Bello-Urrego

The goal of this paper (Part 2 of the two-part report) is to analyze the power relations that operate in the community-academy alliances in order to provide a theoretical perspective in relation to the constitution of an ethical framework. The theoretical framework was to be utilized for the postdoctoral project “Female bodies and power in the Colombian Pacific: The case of the EWA” focusing on ethical . . .

Bogotá, CO
Dialogues between the Academy and the community: Establishing an Ethical Framework (Part 1)

Dialogues between the Academy and the community: Establishing an Ethical Framework (Part 1)

By Alejandra Bello; Atanacia Gamboa

The purpose of this paper is to deliberate on the adoption of the Intervention Bioethics model and the tools of Participatory Action Research for the construction of the ethical model of a project, “Women’s bodies and power in the Colombian Pacific: The case of the Asociación de mujeres Ébano,” registered at the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. In the postdoctoral project, PAR was adopted with the objective of . . .

Bogotá, CO