Heinrich Boell Stiftung Southeast Asia Regional OfficeThe 100 year anniversary of the international women’s day will be celebrated in many countries around the world in March 2011. To celebrate this event, the Website “Women’s Voices, Women’s Choices - 100 years of international women’s day” in English and German version was created by Heinrich Boell Stiftung in collaboration with its international and German Partners to increase public awareness concerning women and gender related topics. The website can be viewed at www.gwi-boell.de/womens-day.
HBS international offices in Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Europe, North America and Asia share different voices of women and other gender identities in diverse contexts. The current feminist movement is one of the topics and features voices from Israel, Mexico and Brazil. The development of the International Women’s Day in several countries such as Russia, USA and Serbia are presented by articles and interviews.
Concerning Thailand, there are two pieces of work reflecting the gender situation. more»
Religion has an important function in the public and political life of many societies that also affects the relations between men and women as well as the right to gender equality. Still, how do religion and politics mingle precisely and what are the concrete social and political consequences of this mixture from a gender perspective? To address these questions, we conducted an extensive research project in collaboration with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) which focused on 11 countries: Chile, India, Iran, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Serbia, Turkey, USA.
About the Project - 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. Therefore, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, in close cooperation with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), launched a research project which explored the effects of this blending of religion and politics on women’s rights and gender equality. more»