The Heinrich Böll Foundation

The new HBF headquarters in Berlin (Photo: Jan Bitter)


The Heinrich Böll Foundation is the Green Political Foundation affiliated with the German party Alliance 90/The Greens. Based in Berlin, it is federally organised and independent from the party. Our primary objectives are to provide and support civic education both in Germany and abroad, to promote democratic participation and active citizenship, as well as cross-cultural understanding.


The Heinrich Böll Foundation focuses on issues related to ecology and sustainable development, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice. We place particular emphasis on gender democracy, meaning social emancipation and equal rights for women and men.

In Southeast Asia, our Democratization work makes strategic contributions to participatory democracy in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar/Burma by enhancing civil society initiatives, gender democracy and information democracy. Our work on Climate, Ecology and Resource Governance fosters ecological and social sustainability in the region and responds to the pressing global challenge of climate change.  

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1. SurVivArt project exhibition in Berlin, Germany, 6 - 24 February, 2012 Exhibition flyer (Available in English and German language)

2. Impression from the launch of the women' s leadership study on 16 August 2011

UNRISD Research and Policy Brief No. 11 "Religion, Politics and Gender Equality

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The radio program "Women's Voices, Women's Choices" will be broadcasted in Khmer Language every two weeks on Sunday from 11am to 12am on FM 93.5. It addresses various topics such as education, living standard, small business, women’s rights, environment, security and others from the viewpoint of women in Cambodia.


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