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Experts by Experience: Conducting Feminist Participatory Action Research with Workers in High-Risk Sectors

March 2021

This publication outlines key learnings and recommendations from FLEX’s work using Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) as part of a three-year research project that seeks to understand experiences and drivers of labour abuse and exploitation in three understudied low-paid sectors of the economy: cleaning, hospitality and app-based deliveries. It documents what we have learnt about using this approach and provides a sounding board for those interested in or already applying FPAR in their own work, drawing on project observations, insights from academic literature, conversations with stakeholders and, primarily, the perspectives of workers themselves.