Peace & Security


This publication is an outcome of a 6-Month research on "Different Religion Coexisting in Pakistan" carried out by South Asian Research and Resource Centre (SARRC) in collaboration with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Pakistan. more»


The following Books are a result of two years research on "Rewriting History" carried out by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) with the support of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Pakistan, the Books contains Researched papers, interviews and reflections from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. more»

Ecology and Energy

Publication Series Ecology, Volume 21

The Future We Want - A Feminist Perspective

March 16, 2012 - The Future We Want – the motto chosen by the UN in the run-up to the June 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) – is certainly forward-looking. Rio+20 is supposed to define routes towards a safer, fairer, greener, and cleaner world. But the blueprints for a green economy are devoid of gender perspectives. Christa Wichterich’s essay takes a closer look on the relations between feminism and ecology. more»


Climate Policy in 2010: One Step Forward and Two Sideward

- January 25, 2011 - The year 2010 offered mixed results concerning global climate policy, with serious setbacks as well as some small victories. Find more in the Regional Analysis of Climate Policy in 2010 and the Cancun Climate Conference (COP 16). more»


Climate Change Negotiations – Civil Society Perspective

- This publication by SDPI and Heinrich Böll Stiftung has been a result of the preparatory process towards the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) in December 2009. As a strategy paper it focuses on the case of Pakistan from the perspective of civil society. more»

Publication Series Ecology

- Ecology and sustainable development are central areas for securing the future of humanity, and it is to the credit of the green movement within and outside parliaments that ecology has become one of the main arenas of politics. Within its Publication Series Ecology, Heinrich Böll Stiftung offers studies, analysis and strategy papers regarding climate change, energy security, ecology and green econimics from various perspectives. Find here the latest publications of the ecology series available in English. more»

Publication Series Ecology

The Greenhouse Development Rights Framework

- The Greenhouse Development Rights Framework provides an interesting approach towards combining sustainability goals and development equity. Revised second edition, November 2008, with new analysis based on updated data! more»

Publication Series Ecology

Bali, Poznan, Copenhagen - Triple Jump Towards a New Quality of Climate Policy?

- Following the Bali conference, the climate negotiations are going into marathon mode. Never before have such complex negotiations had to be coped with in such a short time. But the challenge is urgent: we must succeed in stopping the rapid grow of greenhouse gas emissions within the next 10 years and then begin a rapid decrease. more»

Publication Series Ecology

Climate Change and the Right to Food

- This study highlights how the climate change regime and the human rights regime addressing the right to food have failed to coordinate their agendas and to collaborate to each other’s mutual benefit. It proposes concrete methods by which institutions can address climate change problems and realize the right to food symbiotically, in compliance with the principles of systemic integration under international law. more»


Publication series democracy

Pakistan - Reality, Denial and the Complexity of its State

- This publication is designed to provide a differentiated view of Pakistan’s complex political processes and social challenges to a broad international audience. Authors from a variety of disciplines present their analyses of Pakistan’s deficits and shortcomings, as well as their ideas and visions for a more democratic and peaceful future. more»



- This study supported by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Lahore is not only a comprehensive historical and analytical account of students politics, but it is also an original work to link campus politics with academic environment and good governance of higher education. The study offers meeting space for contesting stakeholders to resolve tension of the past and contribute positively to the emerging boom in higher education sector in Pakistan. more»


Afghanistan’s Parliament in the Making

- The involvement of women in Afghanistan’s public life is decreasing. Attacks, vigilantism, and legal processes that contradict the basic principles of human and women’s rights are the order of the day. This book, based on interviews of male and female members of parliament, examines the realities of parliamentary work in Afghanistan. more»


Regional Perspectives: Gender, Democracy, Traditions (2007)

- Representatives of the civil society from several countries of South and West Asia discussed core themes such as legal pluralism, cultural violence and women rights, citizenship: politics of belonging and identity and local structures: decision making and representation. more»


Talibanisation & Poor Governance: Undermining CEDAW in Pakistan

- This Shadow Report urges the CEDAW Committee to ask the Government of Pakistan to explain what steps it has taken as a State Party to overcome the threats posed by the country's 'Talibanisation' on the one hand and the undermining of progress caused by perennial problems of ineffective governance and lack of ownership. By Shirkat Gah more»


Citizens` Campaigns for Women`s Participation in Local Government Elections 2001 and 2005

- In response to the continued pressure of the women’s rights organisations, the Government of Pakistan reserved 33 per cent seats for women at all tiers of local government. To ensure their maximum participation Aurat Foundation activated its networks to undertake an election campaign to mobilize support for women to contest as candidates in the Local Government elections. more»

Nai Zamana (New world) Magazine

- Since the last 9 years this Urdu magazine is published in Lahore and is nationwide available. It informs about politics, religion and gender related issues. Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Pakistan financially supported this magazine for six months (Feb-June 2009). The main contents of the latest magazine are current affairs, South Asia, politics and sociology. Interviews of political leaders and comments on upcoming books related to religion, politics and background of different inter-religion dialogues are also included. Furthermore, the authors also touched gender-religion issues. Shoaib Adil, Chief Editor

Scratching the Surface - Democracy, Traditions, Gender

- This book provides an insight into the multi-faceted nature of democracy and its complex demands. It looks into greater detail, the conceptual anomalies, the structural inequalities and ethical defects, especially in the context of South Asian countries. more»

Catalogue: Culture and Democracy

- Within the joint initiative “Conserving Democracy Through Culture and Education” the National College of Arts, Lahore and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Pakistan have published art works of students. more»

Catalogue: Culture and Democracy




April 21, 2010 - This Documentary has been made under the "Mera Ghar" Project more»


Roadmap to 1325

- The UN resolution 1325 It could be a milestone for gender-equitable security policy. This volume contributes to filling the gap in knowledge about approaches both to gender-sensitive peace and security policy. Edited by the Gunda-Werner-Institut. more»


Karo Kari, Tor Tora, Siyahkari, Kala Kali - There is no 'honour' in killing

- In Pakistan certain social precedents, call them customs or traditions justify acts of torture, violence and murder infused with a sense of righteous pride. The worst of such customs is that of so-called ‘honour’ killings. The conference report sheds some more light on what this issue entails and why it continues to persist. more»

Gendering the spirit

- The chapters in this book were originally written as papers for the Annual Women and Religion Symposiums held between 1996 and 2000. The authors draw their evidence and inspirations on the devotional subcultures women have always created from the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic and Christian traditions of Asia. more»

Series on Women and Religion

- The books of this series are the result of the annual women and religion symposium, held from 1996 until 2002. The books address a range of issues pertaining to women and different religious traditions. more»


Women's Rights in Muslim Family Law in Pakistan

- A tool for lobbying and advocacy around women's rights within the family, this Special Bulletin published in 2000 illustrates the consistent demand for the protection and strengthening of legal provisions favouring Muslim women's rights within the family. more»

From Home to House - Angan Sey Awan tak

- The book series in Urdu and English present experiences of women councillors in local government in Pakistan, their progress, struggles and successes. The different stories demonstrate that women’s political participation contributes gradually to a changed perception of women’s role in society. more»


Conference and Documentary Launching

Democracy, Islam and Terrorism

From 29th – 31st January 2010, this National Youth Conference took place at GC University Faisalabad. At the conference, mainly organized by Heinrich Boll Stiftung partner Bargad, the issues of youth, democracy, Islam and terrorism as well as their inter-linkages have been vividly discussed. Within this framework, a new documentary on Pakistan’s Islamic Schools (supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung) was launched. more»