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Nomarussia Bonase
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Nomarussia Bonase was born in 1966 in Apartheid South Africa. Early on, her struggle for equal rights begins. Later she joins the Khulumani Support Group founded by women. A portrait of the winner of the Anne-Klein-Women’s-Award 2017.

Trump's foreign policy is already being protested against
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European policymakers were astonished by Trump’s recent remarks on NATO and the EU in an interview with Bild and The Times. Europe should be prepared for pivotal changes in U.S. foreign policy and transatlantic relations.

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Kosovo Special Court became operational on January 1. If it indicts all persons mentioned as suspects in the Marty Report, it would represent a tsunami of sorts, one that could cause tectonic shifts.

Ágnes Heller
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Ágnes Heller is one of the most prominent philosophers of our time. We talked with her about her experiences during the Hungarian Uprising of 1956, about the crisis in Europe and its future, and about coping with the past.

LGBTI

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In 2006 an human rights experts launched the “Principles on the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity” in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. We have talked to some of the co-authors about the significance of the document and its future.

Human Rights

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The civil society is globally under pressure. In many countries governments are restricting the activities of civil society organisations with targeted measures. In this dossier we deliver analysis and background knowledge, whilst exploring new scopes for action for civil societies.

Publications

Cover Guanabara Bay: Neglect and Resistance

The Guanabara Bay is one of Rio de Janeiros postcard symbols and venue for the regattas of the Olympic Games 2016. This book by journalist Emanuel Alencar shows that the Olympic Games passed without fulfilling one of its important promises: the clean-up of the bay.

Without civic engagement and participation, democratization cannot succeed. This publication sheds light on the complex mechanisms of shrinking spaces in the Western Balkans, provides analyses, and develops adequate countermeasures.

Cover: Disputed Nature - Biodiversity and its Convention

Species are vanishing at such high speed that researchers are talking in terms of a sixth major mass extinction happening within human history. This introductory publication clarifies the vital development-policy significance of the discussion over biodiversity.

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Education & Culture

TV
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How many supporters does Assad actually still have? Obviously not even enough to cast different extras for two short television clips.

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Events

Jan 26
Thursday 26th January, 2017 | Lillian Towers | 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm | Free Entry
Nairobi
Jan 29
"Zionist Israel and the Question of Palestine: Jewish Statehood and History of the Middle East Conflict ”
Jerusalem

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German Energy Transition

Magazine

Perspectives Asia is a publication series of the Asia Desk of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung published in cooperation with the offices of the foundation in Asia. With this series, we intend to provide a German and European readership with an understanding of Asian perspectives, as well as an analysis of global trends and greater insights into developments and current political issues across the Asian region.

Blog: Reshaping Europe

Feminism & Gender

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Africa

Portrait of Thuli Madonsela
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Like nobody else Thuli Madonsela stands for the compliance of constitutional maxims in South Africa. In her seven years in the office as “public protector”, she repeatedly uncovered various abuses of powers by the political elite. We talked to the winner of this year’s German Africa Award.

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Asia

Picture of Donald Trump
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For those who have held the U.S. as the bastion of all things good and right, this may be a wake-up call.

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Latin America

Many sports icons icluding football icon Marta have played in the Maracanã stadium.
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Game over. The Rio Olympics gave us many things: sexist reporting, burkinis and bikinis, forced outings. But it was above all a celebration of the fringiest of the fringe – here’s a recap from a queer feminist perspective.

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Middle East & N. Africa

Building of the Moroccan parlament in Rabat
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Morocco’s elections in October 2016 were a test for the democratic transition that was promised by the monarchy in the context of the 2011 upheavals. However, the national poll showed indices of undemocratic practices.

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North America

Donald Trump Pinatas in a shop in the USA
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Ralf Fücks visited the United States in the week after the elections for talks and events in New York and Washington DC. Reflections and highlights from a nation in shock.

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Europe

Macedonian police forces during a demonstration in Skopje
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The hostile environment created by the government makes the work of civil society actors practically impossible. To be a human rights activist in Macedonia is to be a person that is constantly threatened, attacked, and demonized.

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Dossier

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Our dossier on Hungary is as a forum for critical voices since the right-wing government came to power in April 2010. The contributions reflect the socio-political changes as well as long-term developments.

Dossier

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Coal does not just kill the climate. In coal mines, terrible working conditions are rife. Accidents are commonplace. Still, EU member states subsidize coal related business with almost 10 billion euros per year. Our dossier with all the articles and infographics from our Coal Atlas.