This paper aims, firstly, to tackle the gender political challenges of the future and to renew our understanding of gender democracy. Secondly, it gives an outline of our programme focus, defines our aims and tasks, and sets out terminology and tools of gender democratic policy.
By Barbara Unmüßig
Religion continues to have a public dimension throughout the world, and from the point of view of women’s rights to equality, there is much at stake in how religion and politics intertwine. For that purpose, the Heinrich Böll Foundation conducts an extensive research project in collaboration with UNRISD to explore the effects of this blending of religion and politics on women’s rights and gender equality.
Through their social and political empowerment women in Asia have actively determined their own lives – notwithstanding traditionally inclined societies that define the general living conditions of women, often at the cost of equal and self-determined opportunities.
This book provides an insight into the multi-faceted nature of democracy and its complex demands. It looks into the conceptual anomalies, the structural inequalities and ethical defects, especially in the context of South Asian countries.