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"One Cube" Three, yet one! - is a documentary film by Pramod Dev. Depicting three women who work in export-oriented sectors of India's economy, the film shows how the demands of trade impact upon the personal, familial, social, economic and cultural aspects of the lives of the protagonists.

The Government of India signed a framework agreement with Northeast India’s largest insurgent group, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), on 3rd August 2015. A conference report edited by Aarushi Prakash and Chok Tsering reviews the situation in Nagaland.

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The repression of NGOs and other civil society groups increases worldwide, which leads to a decline of democratic freedom. This issue should be added to the agenda of national parliaments and multilateral organizations.

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Ranjana Kumari, Director of the Centre for Social Research in New Delhi, is a veteran Indian feminist who has been following the International Women’s Conferences since Nairobi in 1985. She just returned from the March 2015 meeting in New York. We talked with her about women’s rights and gender equity in India.

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Amitav Ghosh’s new book “The Great Derangement” examines climate change and climate policy from unusual perspectives. It is bound to get much international attention because it asks some fundamental new questions concerning the handling of climate change in literature and activist politics, and because it represents a well-known voice from Asia.

Globally, political leaders are lauding the acceptance of the global and legally binding Paris Agreement on Climate Change at COP21 as a historical moment. It achieves a goal long believed unattainable. However, judged against the enormity of the challenge and the needs and pressure from people on the ground demanding a global deal anchored in climate justice, the Paris Agreement can only be called a disappointment.

Repression of civil society is on the rise all over the world, even in some democratic countries. Especially activists and organisations working for democracy, human rights, and social and environmental justice are under pressure. A Civic Charter, developed in consultation with civil society actors from all over the world and launched in October, aims to support civil society organizations as activists to advocate for their rights and freedom of action.

New Publications

India has huge infrastructural development needs, but they need to be aligned with Sustainable Development Goals. A new study takes a critical look at the OECD’s advice on infrastructure development.

India’s development assistance has gained prominence in recent years, and there has been a sustained strengthening of ties with its neighbors. In this study hbs partner VANI takes a closer look at the strategic motives and socio-economic impacts of India’s development cooperation with Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia and Combodia.

Welcome

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung / Foundation (HBF) is the Green Political Foundation from Germany. Headquartered in Berlin and with more than 30 international offices, HBF conducts and supports civic educational activities and projects world-wide.

HBF understands itself as a green think-tank and international policy network, working with governmental and non-governmental actors and focusing on gender equity, sustainable development, and democracy and human rights.

HBF is present in India since 2002, with the New Delhi office coordinating interaction with local project partners. HBF India’s programme focuses on thematic areas such as climate, resources, gender in socio-economic policy, democratic governance, and India as a global actor. We promote national and international dialogue processes with a view to enhance the diversity of green thinking.

Events & Announcements

18 December 2016
New Delhi

Dossier: G20 in Germany 2017

Energy Transition around the world

Dossier: For Democracy

COAL ATLAS

INTRODUCTION

A Renewable Future

Triple Crisis Blog

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