Promoting Social Justice in Asia

Social Justice

 

 Asian economies are booming. However, the number of poor people is only slowly decreasing. The gap between rich and poor has never been larger. FES is working with its partners to reinforce social justice as a key feature in political and economic processes in order to reduce social inequalities. Our activities aim to promote decent work, the implementation of labour and social standards, socially just social protection systems and gender justice.

What We Do

We promote social dialogue fora in order to deepen the mutual understanding of social partners and provide platforms for joint projects. We perceive the constructive cooperation of workers, employers and government representatives as a key instrument to strengthen the social dimension of regional integration in South- and Southeast Asia.

We cooperate with trade unions to promote labour standards, decent working conditions and migrant workers’ rights. We perceive strengthening the representation of employees through trade unions and representative bodies as an integral component of its efforts towards advancing social democracy around the world.

We support women and men in their struggle for gender equality in Asia. In cooperation with our partners, we seek to create equal opportunities for all genders, in order to enable equal political, economic and social participation for all members of society; to reduce structural poverty; and promote socially just and sustainable development.

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We support a progressive discourse on social protection, defined as an instrument to manage the risks to life, to promote a fair distribution of income, social cohesion, political stability, and to drive growth by boosting productivity and domestic demand. We regard social protection as a human right as well as an economic necessity.

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FES Regional Project on Social Justice in Asia shared Polfem's event.

FES together with the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol University and Social Watch Thailand, Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute are organising a seminaron Tuesday 23 May 2017, to present the findings of the study on “Political Feminism and the Women’s Movement in Thailand: Actors, Debates and Strategies”, written by Dr. Duanghathai Buranajaroenkijat. And to discuss the possibilities to create alliances between different actors and organizations and exchange ideas about different strategic approaches to achieve a broad coalition building.
The morning session will be translated into English. For those interested, please register at the Polfem event page.
เชิญร่วมรับฟังการเสวนา "การผสานกรอบแนวคิดเฟมินิสม์กับขบวนการเคลื่อนไหวเพื่อความเป็นธรรมทางสังคม"
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เสวนาแนวคิดเฟมินิสม์กับขบวนการเคลื่อนไหวทางสังคม

May 23, 2017, 8:00am

Mercure Bangkok Makkasan

กิจกรรมการเสวนาเรื่อง "การผสานกรอบแนวคิดเฟมินิสม์กับ ขบวนการเคลื่อนไหวเพื่อความเป็นธรรมทางสังคม" ประกอบด้วย: 1. การนำเสนอผลการศึกษาเรื่อง “แนวคิดสตรีนิยมเชิงการเมืองและขบวนการทางสังคมของผู้หญิงในประเทศไทย: วิเคราะห์ผู้มีส่วนเกี่ยวข้อง ข้อถกเถียง และยุทธศาสตร์” 2. การแลกเปลี่ยนเกี่ยวกับแนวทางยุทธศาสตร์ เพื่อสร้างพันธมิตรระหว่างองค์กรและผู้มีส่วนเกี่ยวข้อง The seminar is comprised of: 1. Presenting the finding of the study on “Political Feminism and the Women’s Movement in Thailand: Actors, Debates and Strategies”, written by Dr. Duanghathai Buranajaroenkijat 2. Discuss the possibilities to create alliances between different actors and organizations. And exchange ideas about different strategic approaches to achieve a broad colation building. ***Translation from Thai to English will be provided during the morning session***

เสวนาแนวคิดเฟมินิสม์กับขบวนการเคลื่อนไหวทางสังคม

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The first brainstorming session on our upcoming national project on gender-related issues kicked off last Thursday with Sharmee Hossain, academician, musician and women’s rights activist and Mahmudul Hasan Sumon, anthropologist and researcher. Both of them are part of our regional project on women's rights in Asia which is coordinated from our FES office in Singapore. We eagerly look forward to start working with them! #FESAsia #PolFem #socialjustice #equality

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FES Regional Project on Social Justice in Asia added 4 new photos to the album: FES Philippines' contribution for May Day.

Various groups from the Philippines gave their solidarity action with trade unionists and labour workers all around the world as we celebrate the International Labour Day. This action of solidarity manifests the ever-growing need for workers rights to be fully recognized even among other sectors: a collective effort we want to realize.
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Various groups from the Philippines gave their solidarity action with trade unionists and labour workers all around the world as we celebrate the International Labour Day. This action of solidarity manifests the ever-growing need for workers rights to be fully recognized even among other sectors: a collective effort we want to realize.
#FESAsia #socialjustice #tradeunions
REGIONAL COORDINATION
Adrienne Woltersdorf

Adrienne Woltersdorf COORDINATOR, PROJECT SOCIAL JUSTICE

Adrienne Woltersdorf is the Resident Director of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s Singapore based “Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia”. From 2012 to 2015 she was the foundations Resident Representative in Kabul, Afghanistan. As a political correspondent for taz, die tageszeitung, Adrienne was based in Washington and in Berlin, writing for Frankfurter Rundschau and Der Spiegel. She holds a Master’s Degree in Sinology, Political Science and Modern History from Freie Universität Berlin.