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.

Long Term Impact Study_Policy Brief

Shelters Services for Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: Factors that Enhance the Long-term Recovery of Women that Exit Domestic Violence Shelters

This policy brief is based on the findings of a study undertaken to understand women's experiences of the variety of services offered by shelters and the factors that aided or hindered their long-term recovery from abuse; an aspect that is crucial to improving government and non-profit sector policy and practice. The brief is associated to the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the National Shelter Movement of South Africa‘s “Enhancing State Responsiveness to GBV: Paying the True Costs” project which was funded by the European Union.

DV Safety Plan

Domestic Violence Safety Planning

Publication

While South Africa is in lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, for those in abusive relationships, isolating at home presents additional risks. Our partner, the National Shelter Movement, has put together some suggestions for those needing to stay safe and seek help during this time. 

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 was compiled with the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s North Africa offices and the Transform Africa project. It is dedicated to the emerging conversation of alternative approaches that challenge the historical bias towards the industrialisation of agriculture and the food system as the main strategy to address food insecurity while preparing for a +2°C world.

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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