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Combatting Global Plastic Pollution

A critical look at the entire plastics cycle is also of crucial importance from a feminist perspective, because the plastic problem cannot simply be reduced to consumer use patterns or to harmful microplastics in cosmetic products. On the contrary, every stage of the plastics cycle reflects different gender-specific experiences and exposures.
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CIEL & HBF: Beyond the Limits

The latest report of the IPCC regarding Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability confirms that climate change is already causing severe and permanent loss and damage to human and natural systems

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.

Special Features

On 23 August 2023, Zimbabweans will head to the polls to vote for councillors, members of parliament, and a president who will represent them for the next five years. Much has been said about the shortcomings of past Zimbabwean elections, resulting in lost opportunities for real change. The dossier explores perspectives from Zimbabwean activists and citizens as they continue to struggle for free and fair elections despite growing authoritarianism and political violence.

Feminist Foreign Policy

Decisions in foreign and security policy affect everyone, they are relevant for the security and wellbeing of all citizens. Nevertheless, women and other marginalized groups are often not sufficiently involved in decision making processes regarding the security of their communities. Their opportunities for political participation are limited, their specific experiences ignored and their voices not heard.

On top of that, many women and members of minorities face massive discrimination and lack of basic human rights. It is time for a change. Time for a new foreign policy. Time for a feminist foreign policy.

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.