CLACSO and UN Women announce the winning proposals in the Feminism and Environment Call for Proposals

The call for proposals was very well received by the scientific community in the region, receiving 85 valid applications, which were evaluated by an international committee comprised of experts from 11 countries in the region. Considering the excellent quality and variety of the proposals, the convening organizations decided to increase the number of scholarships from 3 to 5, in order to recognize and support the diversity of voices presented, which reflect the valuable work being carried out by women in Latin America and the Caribbean to protect the environment.

Date: Friday, May 21, 2021

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The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) and UN Women are pleased to announce the results of the Call for Research "Feminism and Environment: An emerging field in feminist studies in Latin America and the Caribbean" whose objective is to obtain knowledge products focused on examining the relationship between women's rights and the rights of nature and how ecofeminism, as well as other possible currents in this field, provide new approaches to expand in this field.  

The winning proposals are focused on research on the state of the art of regional production in this field of study, the linkage of feminist organizations with work related to the environment in a broad sense and the mapping of these same organizations. As mentioned in the call for proposals, the selected proposals include mixed teams of researchers and social activists with practical experience working in the field.     

 Specifically, the five selected proposals are as follows:

  • "Ecofeminist emergencies: a study from the praxis of Latin American and Caribbean women's collectives" presented by the Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences of the State University of Campinas, Brazil.
  • "Mapping of indigenous women's organizations for the environment and good living" presented by the Faculty of Law, Political and Social Sciences of the National University of Colombia.

  • "Ecofeminism in Latin America and the Caribbean: an approach to the collective construction of knowledge" presented by the School of Human Sciences of the Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Colombia.

  • "Indisciplines and interdisciplines: crossed dialogues on feminisms and ecologies from a decolonial and community perspective" presented by the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) of Ecuador.

  • "Ecofeminismos y luchas situadas de mujeres por la defensa de la trama de la vida en América Latina y el Caribe" presented by the Centro Peninsular en Humanidades y en Ciencias Sociales of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

The selected teams, which will receive a $6,000.00 scholarship, will begin their work in the next few days and will have four months to complete their research, for which they will be supported by a team of tutors assigned by the convening organizations.

The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) and UN Women congratulate the selected teams and thank all the people and institutions that submitted responses to this call, which we hope will open space and consolidate a new line of research in a decisive area of work for women in Latin America and the Caribbean, with direct impact in areas such as economic empowerment, participation in the public space, adaptation to climate change and human mobility, among others.


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