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27.03.2019

The youth, wherever they come from, are the best placed to face the challenges of the new society

With migration youth seek opportunities unavailable at home, and those from less prosperous areas see it as the only way to achieve an upward social...


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26.02.2019

The changes for a gender-just world begin from within

Strengthening political work to achieve gender justice is at the heart of a new gender strategy for socio-political development through international...


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Quizzed by climate change

Check your knowledge on climate change and its impact in this special end-of-year issue of FES Connect.


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28.11.2018

Get ready for COP24: Four things to know about a just transition to a sustainable future!

COP24 is the time for governments to act and increase their pledges to prevent global warming ensuring a just transition that leaves no one behind.


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29.10.2018

Reform of skills systems needed in Asia

Policies promoting the digital economy and transformation of manufacturing must incorporate the social and ecological interests, including those of...


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24.09.2018

An ode to what should be done with the SDGs that have begun

How to render the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) realistic and feasible.


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30.08.2018

Against right-wing extremism: Films and books for political action

New and noteworthy entries with a critical take on right-wing extremism and violence for your to-be-read-and-watched list


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29.07.2018

Personal data in the public sphere: Is protection possible?

The regulatory capacity of States lags behind the technology of multinational tech giants that handle most of the world’s data. Is each State running...


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#KickItOut: down with discrimination in sports!

Check out our quiz and see how much you know about discrimination in sports!


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28.06.2018

From personal prejudice to political position: where does right-wing extremism come from?

How from nasty little jokes, prejudices can grow to legitimize the myths that underpin discrimination.


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04.05.2020

Indonesia: Health and social security in a pandemic

Among the dozens of countries currently fighting the COVID-19 pandemic globally, Indonesia holds the highest death rate in Asia. How prepared is their...


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03.05.2020

The COVID-19 pandemic as a wake-up call: Social protection systems for all

Shahra Razavi expertly narrates what is happening as we face a global crisis, how it is deeply affecting the health sector, work, and the economy, and...


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30.03.2020

Could Artificial intelligence help bridge India’s societal divide?

Technological innovations have helped us evolve into the beings we are today. However, the turning point in today’s digital society would be the...


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30.03.2020

Stuck in the slow lane of the information superhighway

In India, the challenges of online life are not just about access to the internet, but also about how to get the skills and mindset to make the most...


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27.03.2020

Closing Regulatory Loopholes or Imposing Total Control? A look at China’s system of social credit

China’s social credit system is a highly debated topic for how it treads the fine line between technological advancement and fragile social...


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05.03.2020

30 years after German reunification: How gender roles deteriorated to Western standards

The reunification of East and West Germany has long since brought about challenges in deciding which cultural and structural norms were to be...


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04.03.2020

Gender asterisk or not How German media are making their way towards a gender-sensitive language

The battle on the sharp distinction between male and female in the German language has been a long and often losing one for progressives, but this...


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03.03.2020

An Exploration of Feminist Economics

Feminism and those who carry its torch have long since impacted and transformed many sectors and structures in society. In Ecuador, a week-long event...


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30.11.2019

What kind of just transition is needed to shape a climate resilient future for Kenya?

Success in achieving Vision 2030, the SDGs, and living up to the commitments of the Paris Agreement will require a transition to a more equal,...


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30.11.2019

Chile and Climate Change: Thinking global, acting local

In a rush to ‘solve’ the issues impacting our climate, we often overlook the realities for local and indigenous people. A reality which, simply put...


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People

30.11.2019

Internet Governance – only collectively

Digital neo-nationalism is growing. More governments want to control the flow of data that crosses their borders. They fear that borderless communication will undermine national security, domestic digital economy or local...


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30.11.2019

#YouthParticipation: Nisreen Elsaim, on her journey to becoming a UN Youth Climate

Our work is yet to be completed. There is no more time. We need to stop talking and start doing.


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17.10.2019

An awakening of grassroots civil society in Africa is an opportunity to rethink relations with the West

A youth-led new generation of home-grown, post-independence civil society is emerging across Africa, and promises a model for a people-to-people development cooperation.


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29.08.2019

Community engagement is key to ensure energy transitions do not perpetuate injustices

"Just because you phase out coal does not mean everything improves" for local communities, explains a former FES scholar researching grassroots engagement and just energy transitions.


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28.08.2019

From street protests to active politics: keeping Armenian youth up to political speed

The youth of Armenia was the main driving force of the 2018 Velvet Revolution. But now it needs to shift from street protests to active politics, says activist Shushana Sirakanyan.


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26.08.2019

Youth can lead by building international solidarity

Youth must nurture international connections on the basis of solidarity to be able to collaborate and contribute to solving global problems. This is relevant for youth in Turkey as elsewhere in the world.


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25.08.2019

Young Mozambicans are learning new ways to gain political traction

Over half of Mozambicans are 35 or younger, yet only a fraction vote. A youth platform is encouraging them to head to the ballot box, but also to get involved in other ways.


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26.06.2019

Joining forces across different inequalities helps fight for change

More than 300 groups have joined a global alliance that advocates to change social and economic systems for a more just, equal and sustainable world.


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25.06.2019

Illicit financial flows are bleeding African wealth

Illicit financial flows are depriving African countries of wealth from their natural resources. With governments slow to act, civil society must take urgent action.


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29.05.2019

Canada believes in and needs multilateralism

As we fight through conversations about pipelines and indigenous rights…we are actually putting the stones down for the new path the country will have to walk.


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Reading Picks

19.03.2018

CUT-Brazil, a trade union centre at the forefront of the feminist struggle

The case of Unified Workers' Central (CUT) implementing gender parity in its decision-making bodies was analyzed by Didice Godinho Delgado for "Trade...


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18.03.2018

The Black Protests have changed Poland

Agnieszka Wisniewska chief editor of the website KrytykaPolityczna.pl ("political critique") explains how these protests have changed the country.


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27.02.2018

Following the Forum: China's Belt and Road Initiative and the EU

A policy brief with recommendations for European policy and decision makers on how to adequately address China’s growing presence through its Belt and...


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14.02.2018

Russian automotive unions score gains despite massive challenges

The case of alternative trade unions challenging transnational automotive companies in Russia was analyzed by Sarah Hinz in a study for the "Trade...


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20.12.2017

On the Use and Abuse of Marxism

We are witnessing an unparalleled Marx renaissance: from the culture pages of bourgeois newspapers to left-wing academics and intellectuals. It...


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15.11.2017

Can union organizing help save Nigeria's textile industry?

Based on a case study by Ismail Bello, this story by "Trade Unions in Transformation," a project by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, presents the case of the...


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17.10.2017

Development Approaches in Latin America: Towards Social-Ecological Transformation

Analysis on the development debate in Latin America and why socially fair and ecologically sustainable transformation is needed in the region.


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15.10.2017

The rookie union that took on the coffee behemoth and won: The case of Starbucks Chile

Based on a case study by Felipe Labra, this story by the FES project "Trade Unions in Transformation" presents the case of power resources in the...


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29.09.2017

Street vendors in India: From invisibility to centre stage

Based on a case study by authors Arbind Singh and Sachin Kumar, this story narrates the fight by street vendors in India successfully organizing for...


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08.09.2017

Who owns the city?

The battle for progressive cities in Asia


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