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Successful Strategy Planning Workshop for liberal partners

Senior members of the partner organizations of the Friedrich naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) participated in a three-day workshop on “Strategy Planning”. The three days event was held on the outskirts of New-Delhi and aimed at familiarizing the participants with the pivotal role of ...
India

Praja Foundation brings out first ever report on ‘State of affordable housing’

Praja Foundation, a partner of the Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) working on urban governance issues released their first ever report on ‘State of Affordable Housing in Mumbai’ on 11th of November 2014. This report was produced with guided expertise of ...
Pakistan

Freedom Gate Pakistan Meeting Discusses "Dharnas"

An interesting mix of seasoned politicians, professionals, entrepreneurs and mid-career youngsters with a wide range of views on the political scenario of Pakistan gathered in Lahore for the annual alumni meeting of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF). At the center of the discussions ...
Bangladesh

Tourism can be the next big thing after Ready-Made-Garments for Bangladesh

Honorable Minister of Bangladesh Civil Aviation and Tourism, Muhammad Faruk Khan encourages more participatory discussions amongst the major stakeholders engaged in the country’s tourism industry. It has the potential to emerge at the likes of ready made garments (RMG) sector – presently a $20 ...
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Prescription for Bangladesh’s Readymade Garments Sector Reform
Nevertheless, substandard working environments, low wages and lack of worker organizations are ever reoccurring issues. The wider and underlying problem is a lack of law enforcement. Unless factory owners, workers, business associations, international buyers and the government are made more accountable and obliged to follow the rule of law, the workers will not benefit from new or stricter regulations. Read more...
Bangladesh 2013 – A Year of Political Crossroads
Since February 2013, Bangladesh has witnessed an increased level of political confrontation and disturbance, manifested into nationwide strikes, commonly called hartals. The hartal days are gripped with street violence between those supporting the strikes and the police force, and damaging and destroying of property. Scores of city dwellers across the country have been injured, and the number of deaths is close to 100. More strikes and violence are envisaged in the coming weeks and months writes Siegfried Herzog, Regional Director FNF South Asia. Read more...
Afghanistan 2014: The Incentives of Afghanistan’s Neighbours & other Major Actors
Ever since the announcement by the US and Germany of the drawdown of troops from Afghanistan, various commentators have expressed fears that the situation could lead to a replay of the chaos and violence after 1989. The incentives of major actors have changed dramatically since then, and it is important to understand those changed incentives if the international community is to avoid – or manage – a conflict after 2014. Read More...
India: Violence Against Women. Current Challenges and Future Trends
Violence against women in India is an issue rooted in societal norms and economic dependence. Discriminatory practices are underlined by laws favoring men. Inadequate policing and judicial practices deny female victims proper protection and justice. Although female participation in public life is increasing and laws have been amended, India still has a long way to go to make Indian women equal citizens in their own country. Read more...