The HBF has been actively promoting the consolidation of democracy and human rights, advancing gender equality, and taking action to prevent the destruction of the environment in Southern Africa since 1989. For many organisations and individuals the Foundation has become a reliable funding partner, a space for constructive dialogue and an international network. It also provides analyses of contemporary political events in the region. The Foundations’ work in Southern Africa consists of four programmes: Democracy & Social Justice, Human Rights & Gender Justice, Sustainable Development and International Politics & Dialogue.

Power Poverty Hunger - Food System Facts 2021

Power Poverty Hunger - Food System Facts 2021

Hunger and malnutrition are not accidental by-products of our food systems. This publication aims to present the causes of hunger and malnutrition, and show that clear political rules and strategies are needed to counter these realities.

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The Impact of the Covid-19 Lockdown on Domestic Violence in South Africa: What do we know?

Research Brief No.1

This brief is one of a series produced by the Heinrich Böll Foundation in relation to its ‘Care and Support in a Time of Epidemic’ research project. The project focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on  shelter services to victims of domestic violence in South Africa, and seeks to strengthen policy and practice in the provision of domestic violence services.

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Easy-to-read Explainer: Prevention & Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill

The Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill is out for public comment with submissions due by 1 October 2021. This document produced by our partner the Scalabrini Centre, on behalf of the Hate Crimes Working Group, is a brief, plain-language summary of what the Bill says, and how this Bill will change the law if it becomes an Act of Parliament.

Perspectives is a publication series of the Africa offices of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung. The series provides a platform for experts from Africa to express their views about issues pertinent to the democratic and sustainable development agenda in the region.

The latest edition of Perspectives "African Feminisms across Generations" is a collaboration between the Gender Focal Persons (HBF staff members who serve as resource persons on gender issues) from our four offices in Africa and the Africa Division at our head office in Berlin. The idea for the edition was born out of a strategy to collectively develop an approach to gender-related political goals that is rooted in feminist realities, thinking and narratives specific to the African continent.

Radical Realism for Climate Justice

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial is feasible. And it is our best hope of achieving environmental and social justice, of containing the impacts of a global crisis that was born out of historical injustice and highly unequal responsibility.

Our Dossier is a civil society response to the challenge of limiting global warming to 1.5°C while also paving the way for climate justice. Because it’s is neither ‘naïve’ nor ‘politically unfeasible’, it is radically realistic.

Here you find an introductory overview of the disucssion on 1.5°C.

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