Call for ‘Expression of Interest’ for Consultancy for Gender Analysis and Review of Safety and Security Policy of AIPP
Conduct gender analysis for the RISE-IUCN-supported project “Empowering Indigenous Women Environmental Human Rights Defenders to Fight Gender-Based Violence” in Thailand.
A. About Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation (AIPP) was founded in 1988 and established its Office in Thailand with the conduct of its first General Assembly in 1992. At present, AIPP is described as an organisation of Indigenous Peoples’ movements in Asia with 47 member organisations from 14 countries. It is primarily set up to build solidarity on common issues and concerns as well as to create shared vision of Indigenous Peoples in the region. The steady growth of AIPP over the years reflects not only the growing recognition of AIPP as an organization addressing Indigenous Peoples’ needs and aspirations, but the growing self-identification of marginalized groups in Asia as Indigenous Peoples, which they see as a way to overcome discrimination and counter the violation of their individual and collective human rights and to realize their right to self-determination.
In addition, AIPP also coordinates and directly supports the following networks from several countries of Asia region:
- Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders (IPHRD)
- Network of Indigenous Women in Asia (NIWA)
- Asia Indigenous Youth Platform (AIYP)
- Indigenous Voices of Asia Network (IVAN)
- Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples of Asia (IKPA)
B. Project Information
AIPP is seeking a consultant or a firm to conduct gender analysis for the RISE-IUCN supported project “Empowering Indigenous Women Environmental Human Rights Defenders to fight gender-based violence” in Thailand. The project empowers Indigenous women with dignity and confidence to be their own agents of change in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) in their respective climate-vulnerable contexts. Indigenous women from selected communities in the Philippines, Indonesia, and other Asian countries will come together, forming a regional knowledge-sharing platform. This platform will serve as a catalyst for bolstering solidarity and support networks by facilitating the exchange of experiences, best practices, and the challenges they’ve faced while adapting to the impacts of climate change. Through this knowledge exchange, partners can collaborate effectively, identifying and addressing challenges requiring concerted lobbying and advocacy efforts. Additionally, the project empowers Indigenous women through capacity-building workshops on Indigenous Peoples’ rights and supporting international mechanisms, including CEDAW, CSW, and initiatives under UNFCCC to address GBV in their communities. The project will also conduct research to understand gaps in environmental programming and GBV in Indigenous communities in the Philippines and Indonesia.
Furthermore, Indigenous Women Environmental Human Rights Defenders (IWEHRDs) will engage in participatory processes to increase their awareness and preparedness for safety and security to prevent and mitigate GBV. All partners will review their safety and security policies to ensure GBV prevention and response mechanisms are inclusive of IWEHRDs. A flexible emergency fund will be available to support IWEHRDs that have experienced threats or attacks in the target countries.
C. Objective of the assignment
The main purpose of the assignment is to conduct to collect evidence and knowledge for a gender analysis of existing conditions and barriers to gender-based violence (GBV) in connection to environmental conservation, climate change, and the ground realities of Indigenous Women Environmental Human Rights Defenders (IWEHRDs) in Thailand. This study aims to explore the intricate connections between GBV, environmental issues, and the unique challenges experienced by IWEHRDs.
The specific objective of the assignment are as follows:
- To provide benchmark information for measuring project achievements and impact. This will be achieved by establishing baseline values for each outcome indicator (as indicated in the project’s results framework) that serve for before-and-after comparison with the different project evaluation terms.
- To identify gender differences and gender norms including the root causes of gender inequality that could potentially constrain project achievements.
- To provide gender-responsive recommendations on the overall project’s interventions in terms of designing and planning the project’s activities, with potential adjustments in interventions.
- To review AIPP’s Safety and Security Policy and Guidelines from gender perspective to integrate the component to prevent and mitigate gender-based violence particularly, concerning Indigenous Women Environmental Human Rights Defenders (IWEHRDs).
Announcement: 26 January 2024
Deadline: 16 February 2024