Research Consultant: The Role of the Global North in supporting Southern Women’s Rights Movements

IWDA is seeking an experienced research consultant to undertake a research project on movement building as a deliverable in the Women’s Action for Voice and Empowerment (WAVE) Program.

WAVE is a 5-year program running from January 2016 to December 2020 that brings together women’s rights organisations across diverse countries and regions of Asia and the Pacific (Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Myanmar) to help build innovative responses to challenges in women’s civil and political participation. The program supports organisations working on women’s rights to lead transformative, sustainable change towards gender equality, enabled by strategic feminist engagement. Within the WAVE program, IWDA supports partners’ work in women’s political leadership, as well as women engaged in non-formal leadership.

The movement strengthening research falls under pillar 4 in the program and is the third and final piece of research in the WAVE Program. The research builds on the WAVE Movement Strengthening Strategy developed in 2019 and follows its recommendations for the improvement of feminist evidence bases for women activists; further research and documentation of movements in the Pacific region; and a better understanding of the role of actors in the Global north in supporting/strengthening feminist movements.

For more information, refer to the terms of reference available here.