The Foundation has had an office in Jakarta since 1969, the current Head of Country Office is Dr. Almut Besold. As a political foundation, we work collaboratively with our local and international partners to organize workshops, facilitate dialogue, and invite people from Asia and other regions to attend seminars in Germany. In Indonesia, the following are our fundamental pillars of work; human rights democracy, market economy, and climate change.
Nurturing Equality Early in PAUD Inklusi
Unlike in most Indonesian school, abled and differently abled children can learn together in the same classroom in PAUD Inklusi. In this article, our student press workshop participant, Nimatul Faizah, spoke to Ibu Nani, as she showed her the inclusive preschool; a project that she founded to ensure special needs children will get the rights she did not have.
Why the Community of Sedulur Sikep and Kendeng Want to Preserve the Environment?
Amidst increasing intolerance and religious violence in Indonesia, religious leaders of Kendeng preach about unity, non-violence, and preserving their beloved mother earth, as they fight against the cement factories that threaten their source of life.
Women have a choice
Sara is aware that a lot of complex issues face women today, including unequal pay as well as unpaid work, and child care. She highlighted that education is still the solution: continuous learning for one’s self and civic education for the society.
Women Leading Protests – Female Voices For Democracy
Around the world, women are leading the fight for freedom and democracy. The documentary film "Women Leading Protests - Female Voices for Democracy" by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation looks at the stories of four women who have been involved in protests for democracy in various forms.
Presenting: Wonder Women of Southeast Asia
A digital policy specialist. A human resource professional and homemaker. A business manager turned civil society activist. An architect, technologist, and educator. A frontline doctor. A public official creating spaces for entrepreneurship. Women who will share innovative ways to restart.
The way forward: Sustainable Start-up
Adaptation and mitigation changed due to the Covid 19 pandemic are urgently needed so that new, better normal conditions can be built. The choice of a green economy can provide hope in facing the economic downturn due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
A phenomenal song from a generation that speaks out
A song about breaking free from domestic violence, Born Free, earned the judges nod at the regional songwriting contest, Living Freedom. Composed by Aether, a group of young artists from Myanmar, Born Free was recognized for its authenticity – the relevance of the message given the rise of domestic abuse during the pandemic, and the heartfelt emotions expressed in the song.