Prof. Peter A. Newman has been awarded a 7-year, $2.5 million Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The partnership – MFARR-Asia (Mobilizing for a Research Revolution to Ensure LGBTIQ Inclusion in Asia) – brings together over 25 academic and community partners from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Hong Kong, India, the Philippines, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Intergovernmental Organization partners include the United Nations Development Programme and the Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutes.
MFARR-Asia’s multidisciplinary team will work to document and advance the inclusion of LGBTIQ people in all spheres of public life using innovative mixed methods approaches, including participatory video, and train a new generation of scholars, practitioners, and advocates working with LGBTIQ communities. More details on the project can be found here: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/results-resultats/recipients-recipiendaires/2019/partnership_grants_2019-subventions_partenerial_2019-eng.aspx