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The Network for Social Democracy in Asia:  2016 Highlights

The Network for Social Democracy in Asia: 2016 Highlights

Following in the footsteps of years of dynamism and productivity, 2016 saw Socdem Asia spearheading various activities and publications with a focus on grassroots democracy in Asia, energy security, gender equality, and building open and safe societies in an age of terror and strongman populism. The year saw Socdem Asia organizing major events, which gathered leading progressive thinkers and activists from the Asian region and beyond. This year also had focused on capacitating activists at different level on campaigning, political management and inclusive policy development work. Without a question, the year was a difficult one for progressives around the world...

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Socdem Asia hosts Conference on Energy Security:  Advancing a Progressive Response to the Energy Challenge

Socdem Asia hosts Conference on Energy Security: Advancing a Progressive Response to the Energy Challenge

With energy security being a persistent programmatic thrust of Socdem Asia, the network brought together members of political parties, think tanks, civil society organizations, diplomatic community, and government officials from Indonesia, Malaysia, Germany and the Philippines in a dialogue about shifting to more rene wable sources of energy. The conference which was held earlier this November was housed in Discovery Primea, Makati Philippines.  It was made possible through the cooperation of Socdem Asia, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Active Citizenship Foundation.    The conference sought to weigh-in lessons from national and international experiences that will help inform a progressive energy security agenda.  It also...

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Socdem Asia Statement on Closing the Gender Gap

Socdem Asia Statement on Closing the Gender Gap

Much has been achieved in the advancement of women’s rights in the fields of public service, business, academe, arts and culture. Such advancement was the fruit of the persistent struggle of the women whose defiance to break successive glass ceilings was often met with scorn, disdain and violence. It is true that in some societies the women’s movements have already brought their countries to greater progress while in others the challenges to empowerment persist and the struggles continue to play out. Therefore, as progressives and feminist women and men, we commit to join together to contribute in closing the gender...

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Closing the Gender Gap

Closing the Gender Gap

Women make up half the talent base of each nation, making it self-evident that any given country's success and development depends on wheter women are given an equal voice in society and political representation as well as equal employment opportunities.A country that values its girls and women as much as boys and men, invests in their health and education, provides opportunities to participate in the economy and encourages them to be involved in its politics, will benefit from the inclusion and the equality.Greater female representation in the public sector and labour markets increases productivity, reduces poverty and makes for a...

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Building Open and Safe Societies for All

Building Open and Safe Societies for All

Countering Right-wing Populism The right-wing populists that promote xenophobia, fundamentalism and violent radicalization seem to be on the rise and winning the debate in Europe, USA and South East Asia. Political and economic marginalization aggravated by the financial crises in different continents since the 90’s have contributed to undermine established political leaders and stirred popular discontent. Many voters responded by electing maverick politicians who promised to target corruption, establish fresh agendas and radically solve all problems. In many cases, populist leaders based their appeal on the frustrations and aspirations of groups excluded from political power or afraid of the current socio-economic...

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SocDem Asia launches Regional Partnership Project with SDP in Kathmandu

SocDem Asia launches Regional Partnership Project with SDP in Kathmandu

“A Social Democratic Asia: Strengthening Inclusive Policy Formulation” a regional partnership project between SocDem Asia and the Danish Social Democratic Party (SDP) was formally launched in Kathmandu, Nepal on the 28th of August 2016.   The project, supported through the Danish Institute of Parties and Democracy (DIPD), intends to develop national programme...

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Progressive Government Officials and Parliamentarians Met to Share Lessons and Best Practices in Governance

Progressive Government Officials and Parliamentarians Met to Share Lessons and Best Practices in Governance

The conference brought about various stakeholders and progressive thinkers from across the region to discuss best practices in local democracy and participatory governance in the 21st century, taking inspiration from various grassroots movements, which have transformed the political landscape of countries such as Indonesia, the new president of which, “Jokowi”...

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Building an Open and Safe Society for All

Building an Open and Safe Society for All

   

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Who is really guilty of Sedition?

Who is really guilty of Sedition?

By Howard Lee His Majesty’s “Loyal” Opposition The Westminsterial Parliamentary system which our Nation’s founding fathers and mothers agreed upon, was one that afforded the Opposition the title of “His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. The Loyal Opposition is an integral and irreplaceable branch of the Parliamentary/ Legislative institution. This is not just the...

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Quake Aftermath: Help in Cash or Kind?

Quake Aftermath: Help in Cash or Kind?

By Deepak Gajurel As Nepal prepares to switch from rescue and relief to reconstruction and rehabilitation, irregularities at various levels have begun to surface. Nepalis from various walks of lives have been reported to have been involved in one or another kind of irregularity, which include, government ministers, lawmakers, political leaders/workers...

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