HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Security and rights» in Asia
HEKS/EPER operates in eight countries in Asia, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Myanmar and Syria. In its rural community development work, HEKS/EPER assists smallholder families in enhancing their food security and incomes and supports disadvantaged minorities in claiming their rights and in resolving current conflicts non-violently. Under its humanitarian aid programmes HEKS/EPER provides assistance for refugees, internally displaced people and those affected by natural disasters.
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Economic and social advancement is sustainable only when people can participate freely and actively. Civil and human rights are under pressure in many places, however. Many people's room for manoeuvre is being drastically restricted. People who stand up for their rights and those of others face exclusion and put their lives at risk. HEKS/EPER therefore empowers, networks and protects people and grassroots organisations that non-violently defend co-determination and rights. HEKS/EPER helps local people better understand their rights and encourages dialogue between population, government and business sector at the local, national and international levels.
Cambodia Country Programme
Food security and autonomy
In Cambodia, HEKS/EPER supports rural community development projects being run by local partner organizations.
Bangladesh Country Programme
Combatting poverty – empowering minorities
Millions of people live in extreme poverty in Bangladesh. HEKS/EPER supports the social and economic integration of marginalized minorities.
A strong civil society for peace
In a region where life is marked by long-standing conflicts, HEKS/EPER is striving to promote peace based on justice and respect for human rights.
Projects in Georgia and Armenia
South Caucasus Regional Programme
HEKS/EPER improves living conditions for rural dwellers in Georgia and Armenia through income-generating activities and civil society empowerment.