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28.06.2017

Digital transformation – advantage for all?

A good digital society is more than technology was the main message of #digidemos the FES congress on digitalisation and democracy


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30.05.2017

Shaping up for climate action in Asia

To mitigate climate change, Asia needs to undergo a transition towards a low-carbon economy, suggests the climate team of FES in Asia, since May with...


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27.04.2017

From corporate capture to capturing the corporate

A global project by FES and partners from the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia is at work to shape a reformed global agenda on democratic control and...


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29.03.2017

Behind the green mash nets

Often in the lowest paid positions, an estimated 20–40 per cent of the construction workers that are building Phnom Penh are female.


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27.02.2017

The Maras: when social protection fails, security crumbles

In Central America, FES works to revert a vicious cycle where weak social protection and restrictive immigration policies make criminal street gangs...


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29.01.2017

"Democracy needs active, informed and responsible citizens"

An interview with the director of the Thai Civic Education Center in Thailand on the role of civic education for a democratic society


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15.11.2016

Breaking out of silos: conversation on new gender work in FES

In the past years, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung reviewed its long-standing work on gender equality worldwide and now it is spearheading a regional...


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19.10.2016

Europe calling

Social integration was at the center of a discussion on migration by advocates of social justice at the “Europe Calling” debate series.


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26.06.2018

In the shadow of elections

The multi-election year of 2017 highlighted the new challenges that the resurgent Right poses the EU. In 2018, too, there has been little to encourage...


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30.05.2018

Why the BRICS needs a greater civic involvement: Five things you need to know

Civil society organizations and movements are coming together for a Civil BRICS meeting in June to establish their positions for the 2018 summit...


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28.05.2018

Five things for a democratic, social and just Europe

A list of essentials for a democratic and just future for the European Union.


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24.05.2018

Brothers in spirit – Russia and the European right wing

Brothers in spirit – Russia and the European right wing


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24.05.2018

Karl Marx, his ideas and their legacy down to the present

A close look at the new permanent exhibition at Museum Karl-Marx-Haus in Trier.


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15.05.2018

Karl Marx, his house in Trier and the "Knight of the Noble Spirit"

Among the gems housed by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Library are items and collections from the museum Karl-Marx-Haus, including a polemical satire...


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10.05.2018

New international standards needed to protect women from violence and harassment at work, unionist says

Current labour standards fail to protect women's rights at work. Reform of international labour agreements is essential to reach the Sustainable...


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28.04.2018

How can trade unions build strength in the face of the digital economy?

As technology develops, trade unions must combat the precariousness of work. Christina Colclough of UNI Global Union summarizes three key demands.


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27.04.2018

“Tell them you know how much the boss is really getting”

A new guide offers tips to help negotiators win fair wages for workers. Negotiators can improve their bargaining power for wage demands by making...


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26.04.2018

Top things to know about trade unions organizing and the future of work

Mirko Herberg of the Global Trade Union Programme at FES lists the crucial things to know about the future of work and trade union action.


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People

29.05.2018

Growth and inequality in Pakistan

Widening income, wealth and regional disparities have exposed the country to extremism and social instability, explains in an interview economist Hafiz A. Pasha, author of a new publication supported by FES.


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28.04.2018

Unheard, Unseen, Unrecognized: Women in informal employment

Shalini Sinha of WIEGO, a global network focused on securing livelihoods for the working poor, talks about the need to think outside the box when it comes to supporting women in informal employment.


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24.04.2018

Ongoing education is key to active union members

Workers’ education can support trade union affiliates to rely on their capacity for strategic thinking and action, asserting union power for a strong and vibrant labour movement.


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15.04.2018

Finding the red flyer was destiny

Each year, the Global Labour University (GLU) invites applicants to its graduate programmes on policies for social justice. An alumnus speaks of her good fortune in attending one.


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28.03.2018

Art can influence political action for women`s liberation

Artivist Emilia de Sousa uses art to confront the image of women in a capitalist and patriarchal society


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28.03.2018

"With more women, politics will be seen as a space for people, rather than men"

Implications of gender-based affirmative action in politics for young women leaders in Uganda was the subject of a workshop held in Kampala, an occasion for an interview on the topic with Maria Alesi, one of the organizers.


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20.03.2018

Behind the archive stacks

With 4 million photographs of which 300,000 digital files, the Archives of Social Democracy in Bonn holds the largest photo depository on the workers' and social movements in Europe.


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27.02.2018

The transformational value of grand projects

The scope and ambition of connectivity projects under the general umbrella of the Belt and Road Initiative will alter the economic map of Eurasia profoundly but their potential goes beyond this.


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26.02.2018

"Information on the projects should be available to the public"

Central Asian states must proactively shape international coalitions to make Belt and Road projects bearers of good global governance norms and standards.


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27.11.2017

A woman’s view of Europe-Africa relations

Powerful and intimate testimony on the urgent action needed to overcome the conditions holding African populations in glaring poverty, driving those who survive to exodus and exile.


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Reading Picks

15.05.2017

NDC Partnership for an effective implementation of the Paris Agreement

"The transformation that the Paris Agreement calls for so urgently will only secure broad-based public support if there is a narrowing of...


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25.04.2017

The race to the bottom in Vietnam

International brands and competition on foreign direct investment are pushing labour standards to the bottom, a new study by FES Vietnam shows


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20.04.2017

The Automotive Sector in Emerging Economies

The ever-growing automotive sector of emerging countries nurtures hopes and concerns for the future, reports a new study by FES


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16.03.2017

Care work in Mozambique

For a socially and gender just society, a universal social protection system cannot overlook the need for quality and affordable social services


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23.02.2017

China's "Belt": perspectives on cooperation and security

New report by SIPRI and FES sheds light on the wider security dynamics of the Silk Road Economic Belt and EU–China cooperation prospects


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27.01.2017

A New Social Democratic Century

Neo-liberalization, globalization, digitalization and post-modern identity formation ― can social democracy deal with these challenges or has it...


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19.01.2017

Dismantling direct democracy in Hungary

On the Hungarian law governing referendums and how they have been abused by the government of Victor Orbán to dismantle direct democracy in Hungary


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21.12.2016

Pioneers of social democracy

Stories, thoughts and activities in the life of 49 thinkers of social democracy tell the history of social democracy, now also eternalized in typo...


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27.11.2016

Political feminism for a better future

Reclaiming inequality as the core aspect of feminism, a political feminist agenda can change reactive politics


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20.11.2016

Islamic feminism – a contradiction in terms?

The diversity in feminist positions, especially on grounds of how patriarchy has arisen and how it should be challenged and defeated requires to move...


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