This toolkit contains key research tools used, such as the Participatory Group Discussion (PGD) and Qualitative Interview guides.
The Participatory Action Research Training Curriculum & Facilitation Guide was used with research team members -- humanitarian staff as well as women and girls from refugee communities -- to guide processes for shared study design and implementation. It includes core trainings around gender, gender-based violence and sexual exploitation and abuse.
The Reflection Workshop Facilitation Guide outlines processes for holding space to reflect and share feedback on the research process. These workshops were conducted halfway through the qualitative fieldwork, providing the opportunity for the research team to adjust the process as needed and in response to feedback from women, girls, and humanitarian staff feedback.
The Action Analysis Workshops Facilitation Guide outlines the process through which participatory data analysis was conducted, with a special emphasis on visual methods for use with low-literacy populations. This guide is for the research partner staff who will facilitate the workshops with the women and girl researchers.
The Action Analysis Workshops facilitation guide outlines the process through which participatory data analysis was conducted with a special emphasis on visual methods for use with low-literacy populations. This guide is for the Women and Girl Researchers who took part in the data collection process.
This research paper, co-authored by the GWI Research Scientist Alina Potts, Empowered Aid Lebanon lead Loujine Fattal, and Empowered Aid Uganda lead Harriet Kolli examines ways in which utilizing participatory, feminist, and anthropological methods in gender-based violence (GBV) research can be held accountable to both acknowledging and addressing power disparities. This research uses real examples from the Empowered Aid project.