APWLD Feminist Development Justice Media Fellowship 2019 in Thailand
  • Partially Funded
  • Bangkok

Apply for the APWLD Feminist Development Justice Media Fellowship 2019 in Thailand.

APWLD is inviting women media professionals across the Asia-Pacific region to participate in their second media fellowship programme that aims to strengthen media advocacy on grassroots women’s issues through a feminist and human rights lens.

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The fellowship’s theme of this year is on Feminist Development Justice as APWLD wish’s to strengthen a feminist analysis on development issues in mainstream and alternative media spaces and galvanise public education and support.

APWLD is a regional feminist, membership-driven network with over 235 members from 27 countries Asia Pacific. It is committed to building feminist movements to advance women’s human rights and Development Justice. If you are deeply committed to covering feminist, progressive movements and challenging structural globalized inequalities, please consider applying for this opportunity.

In the past 30 years, one global economic and political system has defined the development model: a system driven by the movement of capital and the belief that “development” and “growth” are synonymous. Such a model has caused rates of inequality to soar by channelling wealth from working people to the rich, and from developing countries to wealthy countries. Just last year in 2017, 82 per cent of all wealth created went to the top 1 percent of the world’s wealthiest individuals.

A political-economic system that prioritizes profit over human development has resulted in a global order in which the extreme wealth of a few individuals (who are mostly men) depends on unstable and often dangerous work by the poor, a majority of whom are mostly women, bearing the heaviest burden of informal and precarious work. This deeply inequitable global architecture calls for a transformation, one based on the international principle of solidarity and the obligation to create a social and international order in which the right to development of all persons, especially of rural, indigenous, migrant, urban poor women, women farmers and women workers, can be realized.

It is in this light that APWLD and civil society in the region have advocated for a transformative and redistributive development framework that departs from the currently dominant market-driven development architecture. Feminist Development Justice is a transformative development architecture that aims to reduce inequalities of wealth, power, and resources between countries, between rich and poor, and between men and women. Further, this framework is based on the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and people’s right to development; embraces a holistic rights-based approach; is grounded in international human rights obligations and peoples’ sovereignty; and ensures that the human rights principles of universality, equality, non-discrimination, non-retrogression, inclusive participation and decision-making, underpin its policies and practices. Such an approach ensures that the most marginalized both benefit from development and become active agents of change.

With this fellowship, APWLD wants to challenge the generally accepted market-driven development architecture in both mainstream and alternative media, setting the stage for Feminist Development Justice as an alternative.




During the fellowship period, the fellow journalists will be given a stipend of 1,000 USD to cover expenses for research and travel according to work plans co-developed with APWLD.


  • The fellowship is open to women media professionals from Asia-Pacific with at least four years of experience.
  • Experience in covering women’s human rights, grassroots movements, economic and development issues will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of women’s human rights in her respective country and /or Asia-Pacific.
  • Commitment to feminist movement building.
  • Must be able to travel overseas as required.
  • Proficient in English and a language from the Asia Pacific region.
Eligible Regions: All countries in Asia-Pacific region. (Candidates from Cambodia, Fiji, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Vanuatu are highly encouraged to apply.)

Application Process

The applicant should submit an expression of interest with the following documents:

  1. A completed application form (visit the official link to download the form)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Two work samples of any medium
  4. A letter of endorsement from media organisation if full-time employee, or a letter of endorsement from an editor if a freelance journalist
  5. Letter from editor assuring news stories will be published; Optional for freelance journalists

Please send completed forms via email with the subject line “Application for Media Fellowship 2019” to Andita Listyarini at [email protected] and cc Neha Gupta at [email protected] Please note that incomplete applications will not be entertained. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

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