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 and any young person to complete youth-led research or YPAR with minimal expense and inconvenience. Phase one was . . .
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 . . .
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 project, led by Tess Westbrook, aimed to examine ideas of democracy among the . . .
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 . . .
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 of the coronavirus pandemic brought many challenges for our group and we had to make some decisions regarding our . . .
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 and issues arising out of the pandemic and . . .
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 responses from migrant workers are . . .
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 . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
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 improvement. From the images . . .
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 . . .
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 constructively to the need for knowledge democratization and the development of a progressive agenda for social change.
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 . . .