HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the area of «Security and rights»
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.
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.
Rural development and empowerment of civil society
HEKS/EPER supports rural communities in improving food security and incomes, and in the building of a strong civil society.
HEKS/EPER Legal Advice Office for Asylum Seekers Thurgau
The HEKS/EPER Legal Advice Office Thurgau informs asylum seekers and temporarily admitted persons about the asylum procedure and provides legal advice and assistance.
Legal Advice Office for Asylum Seekers Solothurn
The Legal Advice Office advises asylum seekers and temporarily admitted persons in the Canton of Solothurn on matters regarding asylum and the law on foreign nationals.
Project Basel-Stadt and Baselland
BAS Legal Aid Office for Asylum Seekers
The Legal Aid Office advises asylum seekers and temporarily admitted persons from the Basel region on aspects of the law on asylum and foreign nationals.
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.
HEKS/EPER Legal Advice Office for Asylum Seekers Zurich
The HEKS/EPER Legal Advice Office Zurich informs asylum seekers and temporarily admitted persons about the asylum procedure and provides legal advice and assistance.
Legal Advice Office for Asylum Seekers Aargau
The Legal Aid Office advises asylum seekers and temporarily admitted persons in the Canton of Aargau on matters regarding asylum and the law on foreign nationals.
Projects in French-speaking Switzerland
Service d’Aide Juridique aux Exilé.e.s (SAJE)
The «SAJE» is a HEKS/EPER legal advice office that informs, guides and defends asylum seekers during and after the conclusion of their asylum procedure.
Cambodia Country Programme
Food security and autonomy
In Cambodia, HEKS/EPER supports rural community development projects being run by local partner organizations.
Honduras Country Programme
Strengthening self-determination and autonomy
In southern Honduras, HEKS/EPER supports projects for the development of rural communities, the protection and defence of human rights, as well as disaster preparedness programmes.
Projects in French-speaking Switzerland
CROE, HEKS/EPER organizes for an observer to be present at hearings on the grounds for asylum, in order to ensure the fairness of the procedure.
Eastern Europe Regional Programme
Promoting inclusion for the Roma
Taking a holistic programme approach, HEKS/EPER fosters the social inclusion of the Roma population in Hungary, Kosovo, Romania and Serbia.
Colombia Country Programme
Rural development and peacebuilding
In Colombia, HEKS/EPER is contributing to a more just and peaceful society and to improving the livelihoods of internally displaced families and rural communities.
Project Canton of Basel-Stadt
Contact point for detainees pending deportation
HEKS/EPER runs a contact point at the administrative detention centre in Basel to provide advice and legal assistance to persons in detention pending deportation.
A better life for the people of North Kivu
Poverty and violence are widespread in the DRC. HEKS/EPER is enhancing the social and economic conditions of rural communities in North Kivu Province.
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.