How I got involved in the climate movement and why. There is this idea that when you retire from the work world you will take a break – travel, take up artistic endeavors, take classes or just “veg out” and do nothing. Yet there are other people who use the additional time to get involved with a cause or a volunteer effort. A few years after I retired I was looking for some way to get involved using my skills and to keep . . .
The history and future of our struggles regarding grassroots organizations in Hungary during the pandemic: Final report
This is the final report of the participatory action research project entitled “The history and future of our struggles” which was launched by the School of Public Life Foundation in 2020. You may find the . . .
This research focuses on the lack of financial inclusion among housemaids in urban India and provides solutions that can be used by institutions promoting financial inclusion as well as by the general population interested in contributing to this cause. A primary survey was . . .
This project explored the efficacy of a whole school mental health strategy. After an initial Public Patient Involvement (PPI) exercise exploring how best to conduct the research in school, we decided to . . .
In 2020 the National Institute for Health Research funded a youth participatory health research project in a school in the North of England in the UK. A total of nine young people aged 17 – 18 years of age participated throughout a year of Covid- . . .
The history and future of our struggles regarding grassroots organizations in Hungary during the pandemic: Follow up – May 2021
The members of the participatory action research project entitled The history and future of our struggles conducted more than 40 interviews in 2020 and 2021. For the past few months, we have been working on . . .
This project was intended to a) support a group of young people from across the UK to complete their own youth-led research and b) pilot and co-design a suite of resources to enable any practitioner . . .
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 . . .
PRIA’s ‘Youth-n-Democracy’ fellowship was created in 2019 to provide opportunities for young people to consider their place in society within India, whilst promoting active participation in democracy as a way to seek a more inclusive society. In collaboration with PRIA, this research . . .
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, . . .
The history and future of our struggles regarding grassroots organizations in Hungary during the pandemic: Preview
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 . . .
This is an anthology authored by eleven domestic workers who stayed back in India’s National Capital Region (NCR) during the lockdown, either by choice or by chance. THOSE WHO STAYED is an effort to raise some of their most burning questions . . .
This study attempts to understand the socio-economic, health and gender impact of the lockdown on migrant workers employed in informal work. The unaddressed anxieties and stress of job insecurity and the lack of food have forced workers to question their survival. The . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Within the framework of an action-research project, we developed transmedia narratives to encourage student reflection on the conditions of workers in the textile industry as a way to help them better understand the global reality in which they live and to encourage them to take part in its . . .
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 . . .
This is the text of the keynote address I gave at the CARN-ALARA Conference in Split, Croatia, on October 18, 2019. I spoke on the role of action research in relation to the current global crisis. My talk developed ideas shared at the 2018 conference of the Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) regarding the role of the global action research community in responding . .
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,” . . .