Gender Transformative Land and Environmental Justice Learning Program Application

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The Grassroots Justice Network is inviting Network members to participate in a six-month hybrid learning program that includes virtual sessions and an in-person learning exchange, focused on exploring the key principles and best practices around gender transformative grassroots land and environmental justice work. This is an application for Network members interested in participating in the learning program.

This form is for organizations applying for the Gender Transformative Land and Environmental Justice learning program. The program will involve 3-4 monthly virtual exchanges, 90 minutes each, over the course of several months, followed by a 5-day in-person learning exchange to share and discuss good practices. Following the exchange, participants will develop a workplan to identify how to put into practice the strategies they have learned to better integrate gender transformative approaches into their day to day work. In addition, after the in-person learning exchange, we will use what we learned together to create a multimedia toolkit capturing and disseminating the good practices shared at the learning exchange with a wider audience of land, environmental, and gender justice practitioners. The program will be available in English and a second language (likely French or Spanish) to be determined based on interest from applicants.

In order to participate, organizations should submit one application that includes all the individuals who will join from their organization. Please note that you can save the form and continue to fill it out later by using the "Save and Continue" feature at the end of the page.

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The application deadline has passed. Thank you for your interest!

Part 1: Background Information

Please include country code.

Part 2: About Your Organization

What is the main country for your operations? If you work in multiple countries, you may list them in the description of the organization below.
If there is a specific program within your organization that engages in legal empowerment or gender transformative land and environmental justice work, please describe that program as well.

Which of the following legal empowerment activities does your organization engage in?

1) We help people to KNOW the law by:
2) We help people to USE the law by:
Please select all that apply
3) We help people to SHAPE the law by:
Please select all that apply
Who works on your team?
Please select all that apply

Part 3: Your interest in legal empowerment, gender, and land and environmental justice

We are asking for organizations to involve 1-2 people in the program who will be able to bring the learning to their work. Who from your organization would be involved? Please list their name, role, experience, and how this learning would connect to their current work.

Part 4: What you hope to learn and share with others

The following section is designed to better understand your organization’s strengths (strategies that you want to share with other organizations because you think they can benefit from them) and challenges (areas for improvement for which you want to learn strategies from other organizations). We will select organizations who can mutually benefit from each other based on this assessment. In the table below, please mark the level of your organization’s experience with the topic/strategies listed in the leftmost column.
NoneA littleSomewhatA lotVery Strong
Leadership development among women grassroots justice defenders (e.g. paralegals, organizers, community leaders
Training grassroots justice defenders (e.g. paralegals, organizers, community leaders) to integrate a gender sensitive approach
Collecting and analysing gender disaggregated data
Protection strategies for women environmental defenders facing threats
Community organizing among gender marginalized groups
Knowledge sharing across genders
Tackling gender discrimination and working with traditional leaders in customary/informal mechanisms
Engaging men and boys
NoneA littleSomewhatA lotVery Strong
Women’s leadership in land and resource governance
Women’s land rights, including legal arrangements, social barriers, solutions, and formalizing such rights (inheritance, property rights, land titles and registration)
Gender norms in customary land laws/land tenure arrangements
Women’s role in accessing and governance of collective land
Gendered impacts of environmental harms (e.g. pollution, extractive industries)
Gendered impacts of climate change (e.g. migration, gender-based violence)

Key areas of expertise and learning

Please answer the following questions about what you would like to learn from others at the learning exchange and what you can share with others. We recommend no more than 200 words per answer.

Part 5: Authorization for your participation in the course

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