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Heinrich Böll Stiftung Palestine & Jordan concludes a 3-day journalistic training workshop on the rights of migrant workers and human trafficking in the region

In the framework of the project “Strengthening the legal and social status and enhancing the protection of migrant workers in Jordan and the region”, hbs Palestine & Jordan organized a 3-day workshop for 15 journalists from Palestine and Jordan. The participants were trained in investigative reporting on human trafficking, the situation of migrant workers and cases of violations of the rights of migrant workers. The workshop was designed and conducted by hbs´ Amman-based partner, the “Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism” (ARIJ).

Call for Applications: Conducting Training on Effective Communication and Presentation Skills

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The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Palestine & Jordan is looking for a consultant to develop and conduct a 3-days training for partner organizations working in the field of human rights and individual human rights activists on presentation skills, dealing with and addressing various groups/delegations, preparing info kits and protocols for visits/tours. Please press on the link for the TOR.

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Newest Publications

Perspectives #14 - Minorities Beyond Ethnic and Religious Divides

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Put ‘Minorities in the Middle East’ into any search engine and a huge volume of articles are displayed insinuating that ethnic, tribal, family and sectarian affiliations are the only relevant factors needed to aid an understanding of the politics and societies of the Maghreb and Mashreq. Be it the often praised ‘mosaic’ of multi-ethnic and multi-religious societies, or the explanation and anticipation of actual and potential conflicts in the Middle East, that are shaped by ethnic, tribal or confessional affiliations, the reading has a flavour of exoticism and orientalism. So for this issue of Perspectives, we decided to ask authors in a broader sense about minority-majority relationships that can, but do not necessarily have to, tackle ethnic or confessional subjects.

Perspectives #13: “What's Stirring?! The region's politics dished out

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Countless combinations of tastes and textures shape the rich culinary landscape of the region. Bridging cultural differences and political rifts, food is a common thread for many in the Arabic speaking world. It is an essential part of a nation’s identity and sophisticated recipes are almost an issue of national pride: although most mouth-watering dishes are often the result of a long history of international migration of ingredients.

Policy Analysis

Two IPS scholars awarded prestigious accolades

Press release With joy and pride Heinrich Boell Foundation Palestine & Jordan congratulates the two scholars of the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) on receiving awards from the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) and the State of Palestine, respectively.

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Environmental Justice

Heinrich Böll Stiftung (hbs) Wraps Up its Regional Summer School 2018 in Tunis

On the topic of “Citizen Participation in Urban Sustainable Development”, Heinrich Böll Stiftung (hbs) represented by its offices in Palestine & Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and Morocco concluded a five-day regional summer school in Tunis, hosted and organized by hbs Tunisia Office.

The event took place between July 15th – 21st, 2018. It brought together 23 environmental activists, architects, artists and young community leaders from the MENA Region and provided them with a platform for capacity building, debate, and the exchange of ideas, opinions and experiences from the region on civil participation and sustainable urban development.

Call for Applications: Regional Summer School 2018

Heinrich Böll Foundation (hbs), represented through its offices in Palestine, Lebanon, Tunisia and Morocco, welcomes applicants from Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa to apply for its Regional Summer School 2018 "Citizen Participation in Urban Sustainable Development" that will take place between 15 - 21 July 2018 in Tunis, Tunisia.

Sowing the seeds of an equitable world

The reclamation of seed as a common good has begun. Following the concept of open source, new approaches evolve that result in the cultivation of a large number of species and varieties.

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Upcoming Events

“JERUSALEM AND THE EUROPEAN UNION”

A Space for new Ideas, Discussions and Exchange

 

The hbs Palestine/ Jordan office in Ramallah opens the doors to its new rooftop conference room. We invite activist groups and NGOs, who share the values of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, to use the meeting room free of charge. It provides space for around 35 people and includes the possibility to project presentations or films.  It has a wonderful, wide view from Ramallah to Jerusalem.

To schedule meetings or acquire further information, please send an e-mail to info@ps.boell.org or call + 972 2 296 1121
The room is available during our office hours from Saturday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
In exceptional cases and with prior agreement meetings are possible outside of the office hours. 

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The hbs office in Ramallah opened in 1999. It currently operates as a regional office with responsibility for Palestine and Jordan. The activities of hbs are guided by the fundamental political values of universal human rights, ecology, democracy, solidarity, and non-violence. The hbs office Ramallah is working in close partnership with currently more than 20 local partner organizations in Gaza, East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Jordan.

On 2nd October 2017, we celebrated with all our partners and friends the closing of our EU funded project "Advancing the Rights of Vulnerable Palestinian Women and Children in East Jerusalem"

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Green Economy is a source of both hope and controversy. For some, it points the way out of permanent environmental and economic crises and promises to reconcile – a long cherished Utopia – ecology and economics. It fosters the hope that we can hang on to our current high standard of material prosperity.

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Perspectives

Perspectives #12 - 50 Year of Occupation, 50 Years of Resilience

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This year marks 50 years of occupation – a significant period, not only for Palestinians living inside historical Palestine, but indeed first and foremost for them. Meanwhile 50 years have passed. Generations have grown up in Palestine without knowing freedom, stability, democratic participation and economic prosperity.

In this issue of Perspectives we provide a glimpse on life under occupation during these 50 years through a collection of articles, pictures, infographics, maps and a graphic novel.