Feminism & Gender

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is committed to fair relations between all genders. It engages in debates, clarifies differences and similarities in analysis and practice, expands networks and opens up new ones. For this we have set up programs worldwide and founded the Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism and Gender Democracy. In addition to current articles and events, you will find introductions to our topics there.

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The Contribution of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Advancing Women’s Political Participation and Effectiveness: A Case of the Mon Women Movement in Myanmar

The Contribution of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Advancing Women’s Political Participation and Effectiveness:  
Following decades of military dictatorship which denied Myanmar the benefits of an inclusive democracy, the new government continues to fall short: Women remain underrepresented. This paper focusses on the contribution of a growing CSO-led women’s movement to political participation and effectiveness, and highlights opportunities to maximize such efforts.

Perspectives Asia: Politics of Food

Food is a highly political issue. Nowhere is this more true than in Asia. This publication seeks to illustrate some conflicting issues in the field of food and nutrition. The contributions highlight a selection of fields, where political action is needed to ensure that there is enough food on people's plate, which is also healthy and nutritious.

The Fight for the Public Space: When Personal is Political

Public space is not gender neutral. This publication brings together articles written on the basis of materials from the 5th International Gender Workshop in Tbilisi in March 2016. It shows that the history of feminism is a history not only of fighting, but also one of winning.

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