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18.12.2019 | Gender Justice | News

Exploring women’s meaningful access and participation in the digital economy

In a future for all, women will need to have meaningful access and opportunities to join the digital economy. FES partners met in Singapore to explore…


27.11.2019 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

Putting the care economy at the centre of future of work debates

FES partners address the emerging care crisis and think of innovations in Asia.


22.11.2019 | Economy of tomorrow | News

German small and medium enterprises inspire delegation from Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi delegation explores small and medium enterprises in Stuttgart.


05.11.2019 | Climate change | News

Women and climate change: Initializing gender-sensitive perspectives for South-East Asia

Interview with Gotelind Alber on a genuine gender-sensitive climate transition for South-East Asia


04.11.2019 | Networks for social democracy | News

Civil society in India presents social innovations for societal transformation

India is known for its frugal innovations and ground-up development models. Through their work, the partners of FES have been pioneering social…


03.11.2019 | Networks for social democracy | News

A day that turned history: 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

For Dendev Terbishdagva, November 9, 1989 was just another day at work as lecturer in Bernau, East Berlin. Until the news came that the Wall was there…


28.10.2019 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Building liveable, social cities for the economy of tomorrow in Asia and Germany

Urbanists from Europe and Asia are facing some of the same challenges, but from often quite different angles. Experts from nine Asian countries…


21.10.2019 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Mongolia’s missing mining taxes

The extractive industry in Mongolia is making huge money for multinationals, but tax avoidance means this wealth is not translating into investments…


11.10.2019 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Shopping malls aren’t enough – an inclusive city needs people-oriented planning

If urban development is led by communities it can make cities—and the wider economy—more inclusive and socially just. Indonesian urbanists discussed…


11.10.2019 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

The rising need for care demands new policies for decent jobs

Policies need to address the rising need for care and to ensure decent work in the care economy of Asia.


03.10.2019 | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

The right industrial policies can stimulate economic and social upgrading

Developing countries must do more than boost exports if they hope to improve workers’ lives. But which industrial policies have proven best at…


17.09.2019 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

The pioneering FES Academy of Work gets a makeover in Bangladesh

Two years after the first Academy of Work in Bangladesh, trainers have restyled the programme to better respond to the challenges of organized labour…


27.08.2019 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

Women and the future of work: new network selects areas for priority attention

The technological changes sweeping the world of work have particular implications for women. Specialists from across Asia have selected two areas to…


24.07.2019 | Climate change | News

Renewable energy can be “win-win-win” for Vietnam

A greater emphasis on renewable energy could benefit the people and the economy as well as the environment in Vietnam.


Wednesday, 10.07.2019 - Thursday, 11.07.2019 - Hanoi, Viet Nam | Trade, labour and social dialogue | Event, News

Industrial policy can support economic and social upgrading

Which industrial policies support economic and social upgrading the most, and how? Experts studying best practices from across Asia meet in Hanoi to…


24.06.2019 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

The brave new world of work holds particular opportunities and challenges for women

Ageing populations, technology advancements, climate change and the rise of non-standard jobs complicate further the grim outlook of the labour market…


21.06.2019 | #FeministAsia | Event, News

Women and the future of work in Asia – a new FES project

Researchers and labour activists from nine Asian countries are to assemble in Indonesia to explore the question how women’s perspectives can be…


14.06.2019 | Gender Justice | News

Domestic workers can organize anywhere

In Asia the main priority for domestic workers is still to be recognized as workers.


07.06.2019 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Trade deals need to benefit workers too

For a trade deal to be fair, it must benefit workers all along the supply chain. To make sure this happens, workers must have a say in policies and…


03.06.2019 | Climate change | News

Coal-based power plants: Vietnam’s unsolved problem

A look at the county’s persistently popular but problematic power source.


Sunday, 09.06.2019 - Wednesday, 12.06.2019 - Cebu, Philippines | #FeministAsia | News

Fourth and last Future Lab to reflect on feminist alliance-building

Animations tell stories of everyday gender inequality from across Asia in fourth and last future lab.


31.05.2019 | Networks for social democracy | News

Long-term education and labour rights are the focus of FES in Bangladesh

A participatory higher education system and a prosperous and socially just labour market are at the core of the ongoing work by the Dhaka-based team…


30.05.2019 | Economy of tomorrow | News

China-India exchange on electrical-vehicle technology could boost industry, sustainability

India shares many development challenges with other countries, in particular regarding the energy transition and its environmental sustainability.…


30.04.2019 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Join us this International Workers’ Day to call for #WorkersRights4All

In a changing world of work we need to recognize that all workers are workers, whether formal or informal, entitled to rights at work that guarantee…


29.04.2019 | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | News

Asian feminists on building bridges between women’s rights and labour rights

At a regional dialogue in Dhaka, feminists, political economist and women’s rights and labour activists focus on recognition of care work and stronger…


11.04.2019 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Towards a new social contract

The right to freely associate, bargain and be free from discrimination for exercising labour rights should continue to form the cornerstone of a…


05.04.2019 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

Uniting feminists and workers in the struggle for decent work

Bringing the women’s and workers’ movements together is a challenging task that one of the working groups as part of a regional project on feminism in…


03.04.2019 | Networks for social democracy | News

FES in Nepal: A trusted voice facilitating mutual understanding in the democratisation process

A mediator and platform for exchange in Nepal through several periods of conflict and reform since the 1990s, FES is facilitating to build trust…


Sunday, 07.04.2019 - Nordic Club, Dhaka | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Event, News

Women’s rights are workers’ rights

How can women’s and workers’ movements be brought together? Members of the network “Political Feminism in Asia” are to meet in Bangladesh to share…


25.03.2019 | Climate change | News

The greenest kind of growth is degrowth

Shifting spotlight from economic growth to the well-being of humans and nature can contribute to reduced carbon pressure on the Planet, better trade…


18.02.2019 | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | News

“Let’s smash patriarchy one movie at a time”

A movie-rating app developed by a group of feminists from across Asia aims to give space for feminist critique of the mainstream movie industry in the…


01.02.2019 | Economy of tomorrow | News

The urban housing crises of Indonesia and Malaysia: Same-same but different

The large cities of Indonesia and Malaysia are no exception to the trend or rising poor and massive shortage in affordable housing and public…


26.01.2019 | Networks for social democracy | News

Mongolia to combat hate speech in online media

Hate speech is rife on local news websites in Mongolia amid a lack of self-regulation of the newsroom and of media literacy among the public.


15.01.2019 | Economy of tomorrow | News

How to put the “social” into smart cities?

A German delegation hosted by FES, visited Singapore to find out how the city state uses technology for creating a liveable city.


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