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.
Song contest gathers music artists in Southeast Asia on one stage
Music artists from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, and Thailand gathered on one virtual stage as mentors of the Living Freedom Songwriting Contest.
What does Living Freedom mean to you?
EUR 500 contribution to the production cost and a trip to Manila await the top artists in the country level. They will participate in the regional round with a chance to perform in Germany.
Why women empowerment is crucial in Southeast & East Asia
In many areas, women have shown that they can conquer obstacles and break stereotypes.
Teacher Butet: Bringing literacy to the heart of jungle
SOKOLA has initiated programs in nine different provinces throughout Indonesia, bringing literacy to more than 10,000 individuals, both children and adults in isolated indigenous communities.
Three ways to build gender equal role in taking care of the environment
In many parts of the world, women assume the role of primary caregivers in families and communities.
Stronger alliance of civil society and media in Asia called to fight infodemic
Strengthening the role of independent media and the civil society, and the promotion of accurate information and media literacy at both local and national levels are critical elements to fight the infodemic in the time of COVID-19, journalists and rights advocates in Asia agreed at an online seminar on 14 April 2020.
Wastes not wasted
Vania Santoso has been an environmental advocate since she was 12. Today 16 years later, she has come a long way from simply being an excitable kid to becoming an influential female eco-warrior promoting a green lifestyle, environmental sustainability and community empowerment in Indonesia.