Newsletter June 2018

European Union

Trump’s Challenge: What Can the EU Do to Prevent Escalation in Jerusalem?


Jerusalem has seemingly forever been at the epicentre of conflicts in the Middle-East. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has proven no different. Sovereignty over Jerusalem remains deeply contested between Israelis and Palestinians with both sides laying claim to the Haram al-Sharif / Temple Mount. 

By Hugh Lovatt

Taking the Lead Where Others Don’t - Suggesting Pillars for Conflict Resolution Intervention Led by the European Union - Executive Summary


The conflict in Syria, considered to be the worst humanitarian crisis the world has faced since World War II, continues to have devastating effects on its people and an increasingly destabilising impact on the wider region. The EU can make a difference in conflict solving.

By George Ghali


From Paris to Sustainable Development

The simultaneous implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement provides a unique opportunity to advance policy coherence at all levels. By considering human rights and a gender-responsive approach in planning, designing and implementing climate action, policymakers can avoid harmful unintended consequences while maximising the social benefits of their programmes and projects. 


9th Conference on Feminicide / Femicide : WE WANT US ALIVE!


The 9th Conference "Feminicide/Femicide WE WANT US ALIVE" took place on 18 September 2017 in San Salvador to take further steps regarding the eradication of violence against women in bi-regional relations EU-CELAC.

Protect Women in El Salvador! / Protejamos a las mujeres en El Salvador!


Teodora Vázquez was imprisoned for over 10 years in El Salvador under the abortion law. She was accused of murder after complications in her pregnancy. There are other 25 women in prison with similar accusations. 

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The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is a global network of more than 30 offices worldwide. Once a month, we will present you in this section one of our offices and its work.

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung India is based in New Delhi since 2002. The Indian office places particular emphasis on gender democracy, meaning social emancipation and equal rights for women and men. It is also committed to equal rights for cultural and ethnic minorities and to the societal and political participation of immigrants. Finally, it promotes non-violence and proactive peace policies.

Read the latest interview with Urvashi Butalia, one of India's foremost feminists "It became my mission to locate women's voices". She received Germany's Goethe Medal in 2017 and shares insides about her work as a publisher, feminism, writing and politics in India.

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