Gender and social justice

We apply an intersectional approach, to understand how globalization and economic change affect the way different forms of discrimination combine, overlap, and intersect, in the experiences of different people, especially those of marginalized people or groups.

We support activism and advocacy for equality and justice. We think women’s political participation, a more critical focus on decent work for all, and more emphasis on gender-just economic models are key to strengthening women in Asia.

We sensitise and support governments at national and regional level. We strive to reconnect issues and actors and build strategic alliances to promote policies and programmes that achieve equal opportunities for all. 


  • 22.08.2017 | Gender and social justice | News

    Labour mobility in ASEAN: how can women migrant workers benefit?

    Jakarta (Indonesia) – A new study is out that formed the basis for discussion of the High-Level Policy Dialogue of ASEAN on the conditions of women...

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  • 12.07.2017 | Gender and social justice, Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

    Joint hearing on women's rights in Afghanistan

    Live stream today of the joint hearing on women's rights in Afghanistan at the European Parliament.

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  • 16.06.2017 | Gender and social justice | News

    New Asia-wide platform for feminist dialogue

    Singapore (Singapore)—Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung starts FutureLab to unite feminists across Asia through a regional platform

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  • ASEAN Secretariat, Ministry of Manpower (Republic of Indonesia), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, UN Women | Gender and social justice | Publication

    Women Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Economic Community

    An excellent reference and policy tool founded on sound review and research, this report charts actionable policy recommendations for fair and...

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  • Duanghathai Buranajaroenkij | Gender and social justice | Publication

    Political feminism and the women's movement in Thailand

    In recent years, challenges caused by social and political unrest and conflicts over natural resources and the environment have had an impact on the...

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  • 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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