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Topic: Democracy & Human Rights

In cooperation with local Partners in the West Bank, Gaza, and Jordan, hbs supports projects which aim to encourage political democratic reform actors and media producers, in order to increase opportunities for social and political participation, and reforms. In all its activities, the hbs emphasises the special importance of gender democracy.

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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).

The Importance of Civil Societies

To stand up for civil societies worldwide our Berlin headquarters are launching the Global Perspective Conference on “The Future of Civil Spaces” with over 160 international participants. In coordination with the conference the Heinrich Böll Foundation also launched the Civic Charter which is the global framework for people’s participation and aims to protect civil societies. The charter calls on governments to guarantee and protect civil societies.

Topic: Environmental Justice

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung, in its joint efforts together with partners in Palestine and Jordan aims at highlighting the connection between environmental issues and dimensions of equality, human rights, and collective rights. hbs projects are related to Environmental Justice, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies, and Natural Resource Management.

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COP24: Coal Country Hosts Climate Negotiations

Expectations were high for COP24, yet world leaders failed to adequately respond to climate change. What happened at COP24 and what does this mean for Palestine and the region?

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The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Palestine & Jordan holds a two-day workshop in Aqaba on plastic & solid waste

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Palestine & Jordan (hbs) held a two-day workshop (between November 7th & 8th) in Aqaba, Jordan on the impact of plastic & solid waste on our cities and oceans under the slogan “More Plastic than Fish in the Ocean?”. The event was held in partnership with the Royal Marine Conservation Society (JREDS) and involved twelve environmental activists, active change makers, and researchers as well as six expert speakers from Jordan and Palestine to discuss a variety of topics related to plastic & solid waste pollution.

Topic: Policy Analysis

In cooperation with its Palestinian and Jordanian partners hbs organises conferences, studies, debates, and expert meetings on national and regional levels, in order to analyse the underlying causes of the conflicts, anticipate future challenges, and provide policy advice. Furthermore, hbs organises visiting programs to contribute to the political and cultural dialogue between Germany, Europe, and the Middle East. hbs provides well researched and analysed information about policy options for decision makers on the Palestinian, Middle Eastern, German, and European level.

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