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The Heinrich Böll Stiftung - Southeast Asia Regional OfficeThe Heinrich Böll Stiftung is part of the Green political movement that has developed worldwide as a response to the traditional politics of socialism, liberalism, and conservatism. The headquarters of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung is located in Berlin, Germany, yet we are an international actor in both ideal and practical terms. Our international program is implemented through 28 offices worldwide, six of them in Asia. Our namesake, the writer and Nobel Prize laureate Heinrich Böll, personified the values we stand for: freedom, civic courage, tolerance, open debate and the appreciation of art and culture as independent spheres of thought and action.
The Southeast Asia Regional Office in Bangkok carries out programs in Thailand and Myanmar/Burma:
»The Media for Democracy Program aims to promote freedom of expression through various forms of media, including community radio and internet.
»The Climate Change and Energy Policy Program promotes a sustainable energy policy based on social and gender justice and responsive to our joint climate change responsibility.
»The Myanmar/Burma Program focuses on the scholarship program and alumni network and on the cooperation with Burmese artists.
For us gender democracy is a guiding political principle, a social vision, and an organizational directive all at once. To that end we have made the systematic integration of a gender perspective into all aspects of our work and that of our partners a cross-cutting task.