HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Peace-building» 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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Peace and stability are prerequisites for advancement and prosperity. HEKS/EPER starts with peace work in everyday life. If conflicting parties can be shown common values, interests and prospects, this leads to better mutual understanding, to recognition, respect and cohesion. HEKS/EPER empowers individuals and groups that are committed to peaceful coexistence, through youth camps, peace networks, advocacy, media work and exchange programmes.
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.