Human Rights

The sole female doctor of the Herat Regional Military Hospital is honored in 2011. Afghan Women have had a long journey in terms of their rights and socio-political participation since the Taliban downfall in 2001.
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Afghan Women have had a long journey in terms of their rights and socio-political participation since the Taliban downfall in 2001. As Afghanistan has just entered into a new decade of transformation, the main questions related to women, peace and security remain: What has been built to ensure women’s protection and participation over the last decade? And what strategic approach could consolidate gender equality in the decade to come?

Monastry in City of Maalula
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The Assad clan is exploiting the multi-religious composition of Syria and holding its minorities in a fatal grip of dependency.

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Cease fires, in the current situation, can neither achieve their objectives nor lead to a political solution to the conflict in Syria.

Woman transporting firewood to the refugee camp
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A fragile state is not able to deliver core functions and human rights to the majority of its population. But fundamental rights are not favors given by the state or the government; they are duty, and those in power must account for this duty.

Dossiers

Brazil will host the most expensive World Cup of all time. Around 85 percent of the expenses will be funded with public money. For the first time in history, a multitude of questions are being raised about the real meaning of an international mega-event for the host population. This web dossier was designed to add relevant data regarding the guarantee of people's rights and as offer for critical perspectives about the realities on the ground.

2012 was a special year in terms of publicity of LGBTI community and LGBTI movement in all three South Caucasian countries. Several important steps have been made towards raising acute issues about sexual identity, differences/diversity and social constructs. Our dossier reports about the situation in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia.
2012 was a special year in terms of publicity of LGBTI community and LGBTI movement in all three South Caucasian countries. Several important steps have been made towards raising acute issues about sexual identity, differences/diversity and social constructs. Our dossier reports about the situation in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia.

Publications

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While legal entitlements to equality and justice for women have been achieved over the years, a persistent gender-bias in the administration of justice prevents those hard-won successes from becoming a reality. This issue of Perspectives provides insight into some country-specific challenges and controversies.

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Publication Series on Democracy 34: Inter* individuals are socially barely visible worldwide, since intersex is still a strong taboo. This study names the largely invisible discrimination against intersex individuals and, in doing so, brings it to light.

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Ocean
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This is the story of one Cambodian fisherman whose case stands for those of thousands of other men being forced to work on fishing trawlers.

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The recent terrorist attacks in Paris evoked strong reactions all around the world. The Hungarian government has reacted with proposals to restrict freedom of speech and by highlighting the problems of immigration.

Woman on train
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Declining sex ratios due to decades of discrimination against women in certain parts of India have left many men unmarried. An interview about cross-regional marriage migration with Ravinder Kaur.

With the attacks on the French magazine "Charlie Hebdo", a new debate on free speech started, aksing i.e. where does freedom of expression end and where do xenophobia and defamation begin? Does Islam allow for critical self-reflection? In 2011 we organized a conference in Beirut, adressing those question. A documentation.

Human Rights

The promotion of democracy is one of the core themes in the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s international programmes. In collaboration with our courageous partners in many parts of the world, we are trying to widen the scope for political and social participation and emancipation. Specifically, we aim to strengthen civil society and democratically legitimate parliaments. We are trying to bolster women’s political and social rights, and we campaign against the discrimination and criminalisation of people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to the norm, that is: LGBTI.

Events

31. Aug.
Berlin
3. Sep.6. Sep.
“(Re)Claim Your Space in Europe”
3. Sep.6. Sep.
Budapest
3. Sep.
3rd of September 2015 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at KUONA TRUST.
Nairobi