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21.12.2016 | Gender and social justice | News

New project: Feminist answers to persisting social inequalities

A looming slowdown of global trade triggers social issues. A comeback of conservatism cements persistent inequalities: Those are the challenges of the...


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20.12.2016 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Core Labour Standards Plus – No More Trade Deals Without Binding & Enforceable Labour Provision

More spare time, better pay, safer workplaces: The CLS+ project by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Asia aims to better the working conditions for workers...


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30.11.2016 | Climate change | News

Interview: Vietnam says NO to Nuclear Energy

Ha Noi (Vietnam) ― After a change of heart, Vietnam decision-makers halt plans to construct nuclear power plants. Sites were prepared for...


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19.11.2016 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Online course | Decent work in global supply chains

What are the challenges and opportunities for achieving decent work in global supply chains? How do transnational corporations and their global supply...


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19.11.2016 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

New study: India’s role in Afghan’s econ stability

Kabul (Afghanistan) ̶ Amidst the fallout from dwindling international aid, a new role is possible for India in the economic stabilization of...


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28.10.2016 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Challenge Accepted–Shaping the Great Transformation

Seoul (Korea) – Experts from ten Asian countries lead the Economy of Tomorrow (EoT) regional project to the next phase. Amidst changing political...


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23.10.2016 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Robots, Trump, Brexit: Is the global window for development closing?

In the face of economic, ecological and social challenges the Economy of Tomorrow project prepares the shift to a new development path.


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23.10.2016 | Gender and social justice | News

Closing the Gender Gap in Asia

Policies that advance gender equality are central to the work towards social democracy.


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19.10.2016 | Gender and social justice | News

Honour killing debate brings intersection back to the feminist fold

Islamabad (Pakistan) – A study by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung helps rethink strategies and alliances in debates and actions against gender violence.


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30.09.2016 | Economy of tomorrow | News

On the cusp of a New Indo-Europe Dialogue

A two-day meeting is underway where experts from India and Europe weave path for cooperation projects on energy and urban transformation.


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29.09.2016 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

New study: energy security in Afghanistan

Kabul (Afghanistan) – A new study charts recommendations for Afghanistan’s energy security in partnership with Central Asian countries.


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29.09.2016 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

From runways to clouds, workers organize

Pokhara (Nepal) — The Asian civil aviation industry is growing alongside a pressing need to organize workers across its different sectors.


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23.09.2016 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

BASF trade unionists in Asia form a network

An Asia-wide BASF regional network takes shape in Singapore as part of an effort to create a sustainable BASF Global Network of trade unionists.


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23.09.2016 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Building an accountable tax system

Sampran (Thailand) – A policy community has been exploring alternative tax models, part of the Economy of Tomorrow project.


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23.09.2016 | Gender and social justice | News

Meanwhile in India: Why all that fuss about Feminism?

New Delhi (India) – Shiva and his consort Parvati* in discussion on feminism in a new comic by FES India to mark the launch of their country study as...


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23.09.2016 | Gender and social justice | News

Political Feminism for Social Justice

Gender equality is a core value of social justice and therefore an essential part of FES programmes.


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23.08.2016 | Climate change | News

Learning to change the system: exchanges at the edge of a coal pitch

August 23, 2016 — FES Asia is part of an international FES delegation to discuss climate justice and social ecological transformation at a global...


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23.07.2016 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Increasing workers’ protection in ASEM | 10th Asia-Europe Labour Forum

An important mission of the international union movement is to increase its participation in global governance and convey the views and concerns of...


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23.07.2016 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Social protection for all people in Asia and Europe

The potential of Social Protection Floors to eradicate poverty and to balance economic and social uncertainties has been reaffirmed by its prominent...


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22.07.2016 | Gender and social justice | News

New study: bleak labour future for women in AEC

“Unless targeted measures are taken, women will suffer from gendered inequalities limiting their ability to take full advantage of the opportunities...


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23.06.2016 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia welcomes its new Director

The FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia welcomes its new Director, Adrienne Woltersdorf. After almost four years, the previous Director Julia...


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23.06.2016 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Voices of Migration from Afghanistan

A new series of publications by FES Afghanistan and the Afghanistan Analysts Network puts in context the security situation of the region with the...


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23.06.2016 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Young workers in Asia get organised

Young workers affiliated to the International Transport Federation have expressed their concern over the growing trend of precarious work arrangements...


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23.06.2016 | Networks for social democracy | News

Philippines elect new set of leaders

A new period of transition and uncertainty dawns on post-election Philippines where the next president faces challenges of good, effective and...


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23.06.2016 | Gender and social justice | News

Interview: Asia scores low on labour law protection for domestic workers

Over 35% of the domestic workers worldwide are accounted for in Asia where the Philippines remains the only country to ratify international labour...


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23.06.2016 | Networks for social democracy | News

Future Torchbearers for Social Democracy in Southeast Asia

Three young political activists from Southeast Asia share their thoughts about political participation and organizing at a time of a rising economic...


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23.06.2016 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Workers uniting across gender: priority at BWI’s global conference

In Kathmandu, Building and Woodworkers International and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung bring together women trade unionists to pave the road for...


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06.06.2016 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

FES in Asia links trade and shared prosperity in global supply chains

Securing social and labour standards in global supply chains is a challenge under current trade regimes and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is gearing up...


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23.05.2016 | News

Future Torchbearers for Social Democracy in Southeast Asia

State feminism as enforced by the Communist Party of China (CCP) after the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, has brought enormous...


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10.04.2016 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

APG-PPG Planning workshop

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Afghanistan, in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Pakistan, organized a two-day planning meeting between the...


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09.04.2016 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Kandahar Media Event encourages debate on security issues

The Afghanistan Policy Group (APG) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Afghanistan Office organized a talk show in the historic city of Kandahar, in...


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17.03.2016 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Workshop “Growth First, Social Justice Later? – Addressing Socio-Economic Inequalities in Asia

In this workshop, FES brought together partners and representatives from regional and international organisations, parliaments, trade unions, academic...


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16.03.2016 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Hard Talk “Growth First, Social Protection Later? – The Social Dimension of Economic Integration in Southeast Asia

At the end of 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) has become a reality for the region’s 600 million people. The AEC has great potential to...


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Publications

  • Shen Yifei | Gender and social justice | Publication

    Feminism in China: An Analysis of Advocates, Debates and Strategies

    State feminism as enforced by the Communist Party of China (CCP) after the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, has brought enormous...

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  • Traute Meyer | Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

    Democracies, economies and social protection – Understanding welfare state development in Asia and Europe

    Scholars of the welfare state have long focused on a relatively small number of mature post-industrial political economies, above all the member...

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  • Shanthie Mariet D'Souza | Cooperation for Peace and Security | Publication

    India’s role in the economic stabilisation of Afghanistan

    The international military drawdown from Afghanistan led to a fall in the international financial assistance to the country. Against this background,...

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