Regions

Africa

Decriminalizing homosexuality in Kenya

On the 24th of May 2019, Kenya's High Court will decide whether the sections of the Kenyan penal code that proscribe homosexual activity are unconstitutional. The Kenyan National Gay and Lesbian Commission (NGLHRC) has for years been fighting to repeal these laws.

By Caroline Kioko
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Asia

Our work in Asia

Overview

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is represented in Asia with five offices in Beijing, Bangkok, Yangon, Phnom Penh, and New Delhi. From there we promote partner projects in the countries of the region. Our Afghanistan program is implemented by a local partner organization.

Tough Questions: Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi visiting Czech Republic and Hungary

Report

Myanmar’s State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi is visiting the Czech Republic and Hungary – her first visit to Europe since the mass expulsion of the Rohingya. This could be a first step to reopen dialogue between Myanmar and the West – but tough questions need to be posed about her handling of the Rohingya question and other human rights concerns.

By Axel Harneit-Sievers
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Europe

A changing European Parliament

Commentary

The European Parliament has become more pluralist and more diverse, which may mean opportunities for its future work. As part of a broader pro-European alliance the Greens will unquestionably play an important role in the newly elected Parliament.

By Eva van de Rakt
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Middle East & North Africa

Opening Speech: Towards Accountability for International Crimes in Syria

Speech

A coalition of Syrian civil society, activists and lawyers have filed criminal complaints in Germany against some high-ranking Syrian officials under the principle of universal jurisdiction. A first step towards justice for the victims and survivors of all crimes committed in Syria.

By Barbara Unmüßig

At the core of the war in Syria

No matter how complex and religiously driven the conflict in Syria may seem, its basic constellation is this: A regime with powerful allies wages a war of annihilation against wide parts of its own population. How could it get to this point? And what is the very least we can do?

By Bente Scheller
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Latin America

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North America

From Berlin around the World

The Heinrich-Böll-Foundation works with more then 100 partner projects in 60 countries and maintains offices in 30 countries. About half of our founding goes to projects in foreign countries.

Offices in foreign countries

Events

Impact of GMOs on Women’s Food Security
Nairobi
EMBRACING A DECARBONIZED FUTURE
Wien
Presentation of the recent publication: Legally combatting Gender-based Discrimination in Greece