Latest Articles

Refugee Tragedies In The Mediterranean

UPDATE: The summit meeting on refugee policy of the European heads of state in Brussels at the end of October resulted in no concrete changes or conclusion on the topic. In the meantime, another 800 refugees arrived in Lampedusa and Sicily.

continent-europe-400-unhcr

“It’s not good enough to have a set of written standards, it’s how do you implement them and how do you do that intelligently.” Jim Kennedy, a shelter consultant, gives insight into his work

Jim Kennedy is a shelter consultant with ten years experience in disaster and conflict related responses in shelter and reconstruction. Before starting to work in the field, he did research in the area of world heritage, worked for an architecture firm and received a Masters degree in human settlements. His thesis was on the design and construction of refugee camps. He has not only worked in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, but in many other regions and countries.

DSCN0041

Jim Kennedy speaks on communicating without words, his personal experiences he has gathered over the past ten years, funding appeals and having a sense of humour.

Fighting acid attacks in Bangladesh – Monira Rahman and the “Acid Survivors Foundation”

"Domestic violence issues are neglected and overlooked because they are considered a private issue," says Monira Rahman when asked about the situation of women in Bangladesh. She has made it her prerogative to stop domestic violence and to help women who are victims. But Monira Rahman does not simply focus on any domestic violence – she helps care for and support the victims of acid attacks, which are a common and widespread way of humiliating and hurting women and their families in Bangladesh.

WS016_3140

The Roland Berger Human Dignity Award 2012/13 goes to the Indian Women’s-NGO Jagori, to the Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist Dr. Asma Jahangir and to the Afghan Women’s Network

President of the German Bundestag, Dr. Norbert Lammert, today presents the Roland Berger Human Dignity Award 2012/13 to three human rights activists: Indian women's rights organization Jagori, Pakistani lawyer and women's rights activist Dr. Asma Jahangir, and the Afghan Women's Network. In addition, the Jewish Museum Berlin is receiving the first Roland Berger Honorary Human Dignity Award. Germany's Federal Minister of Finance Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble will give a speech in honor of the Museum.

Munich/Berlin, April 16, 2013: President of the German Bundestag, Dr. Norbert Lammert, opened the fifth ceremony for the Roland Berger Human Dignity Award with a speech on human dignity and human rights. His speech was followed by a panel discussion on women's rights in a globalized world. The high-caliber panel included Christine Lüders, Director of the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency, and Tom Koenigs, the Chairman of the Bundestag Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid.

Jewish Museum Berlin

The Jewish Museum Berlin is the largest Jewish museum in Europe and a central point for remembering, discussing, researching and integrating Jewish-German life. It documents over 2,000 years of German-Jewish history, and has welcomed more than seven million visitors since it opened in 2001. The spectacular postmodern buildings by American architect Daniel Libeskind have also contributed to the museum's success. Its mission is to enlighten visitors about anti-Semitism and intolerance.

altbau_fassade_seitlich2

Jagori

"Wake up, women!" is how the name of the Indian organization Jagori translates. It has shaped the women's rights movement in India for nearly 30 years. Based in India's capital New Delhi, the organization's 19 female staff use sophisticated PR techniques to give women in India a voice and make lasting improvements to women's position in Indian society. The action they take includes campaigns, publications, the protection of women's rights and gender equality, training courses, workshops and advice for women and girls who are victims of sexual harassment and violence. Jagori aims to reach out to women throughout the country and mobilize them to stand up for their rights.

SuneetaDharAndKalpanaViswanath

Dr. Asma Jahangir

Dr. Asma Jahangir is a well-known Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist. For over 30 years, she has campaigned for human rights in Pakistan as a tireless critic of the military regime and religious extremists. She is among the most important voices for women's rights in her society.

Asma_2

12345>>