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Ein Handbuch mit praktischen Übungen. VIDC, December 2022
The manual we have put together is based on our experiences with a Gender-Tandem-Workshop-Programme for Afghan men and boys and with Afghan women in Austria. The practical exercises encourage the participants to reflect on their own gender role perceptions. While the workshops for women primarily contribute to empowerment, the workshops for men explore alternative perspectives and strategies for action through a critical examination of social (power) relations that disadvantage girls and women and privilege boys and men.
Contact for inquiries: Magda Seewald
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a Study by Bahar Matin/ S.S. Ahmad (ADPRO). VIDC, October 2022
A survey conducted before the Taliban took over Afghanistan on 15 August 2021, and updated a year later. In the first half of 2021, we researched women-led businesses in ten provinces of Afghanistan. A few months after the regime change, VIDC looked at which of these initiatives were still active.
Contact for inquiries: Michael Fanizadeh
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A study by Mahlet Eyassu Melkie. VIDC 2022
The study presents and evaluates Ethiopia's industrialisation strategy within the framework of the Ethiopian "Green Deal" (the Climate Resilience Green Economy strategy). The study also includes policy recommendations.
A study by Zafar Shayan. VIDC 2021
The study examines current diaspora support programs of the European Commission and in five European countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, on the basis of which recommendations for Austria were developed.
A study by Maida Schuller, Sina Aping und Gudrun Klein (AEWTASS), VIDC 2021
The study examines the composition of the African diaspora communities in Austria and how they engage in the fields of transnational cooperation with the African continent and awareness raising and education in Austria.
A study by Nicholas Orago. VIDC 2021
The study undertakes an analysis of Sub-Saharan African perspectives on ways leading to climate-friendly sustainable development pathways, through a heterodox lens. The study includes a broad mapping of ideas: from green growth to heterodox socio-economic models, from eco-theology to the philosophy of Ubuntu, from eco-feminism to using law as a ordering tool to enforce sustainable development.
A study by Ali Ahmad. VIDC 2021
The VIDC researched the question of how deportees in Afghanistan are doing after their return. For this purpose, we spoke with 16 Afghan men who had to return to Afghanistan from Austria between 2015 and 2020. The results of the interviews make it clear that deportations to Afghanistan should be suspended due to increasing violence, economic misery, loss of social networks and stigmatisation.
Report by Suad Mohamed und Jamal Mataan, VIDC 2020
Around 7,000 Somalis live in Austria. This makes them one of the larger “Africa communities”. But little is known about their diverse social, cultural, educational and transnational engagement. The Somali diaspora organisations in Austria highlighted in this report are chiefly engaged in integration-related activities; providing newcomers with information, orientation and support to assist their smooth transition to life in Austria. Focus areas include education, health, gender equality, democracy, participation, religion and sports. Furthermore, the Somali diaspora has a strong transnational network oriented towards its country of origin, with organisations and individual initiatives acting as bridge builders.
A study by Barbara Kühhas and Marie-Luise Möller. VIDC 2020
The UN “Women, Peace and Security” Agenda (UN Resolution 1325) calls for greater participation of women in peace processes, special protection against gender-based violence in (post) conflict situations, and gender sensitivity in the relief and recovery after armed conflicts. Women who had to flee to Europe are often not included in this agenda, although they can be important agents for peace and gender equality. The study analyzes the EU Regional Action Plan for UN Resolution 1325 in the context of forced displacement.
Contact for inquiries: Lena Gruber
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Executive Summary and Recommendations
A study by Jacqueline Cottrell und Tatiana Falcão. VIDC 2018.
Countries of the Global South are particularly affected by climate change. But there is often a lack of (tax) revenues for adaptation measures. Can environmental taxes discourage environmentally harmful behaviour unattractive without increasing inequalities? Jacqueline Cottrell and Tatiana Falcão give a comprehensive overview of environmental taxes and their ecological, economic and social impacts in developing countries.
A study by Ali Ahmad. VIDC 2018
The study on the situation of returnees in the Afghan labour market was developed within the framework of the project "Dard Kush - Improving the Livelihood of Afghan Refugees and their Pakistani Host Community", which is coordinated by Caritas Austria and Caritas St.Pölten and financed by the Austrian Development Agency.
A study by Julia Braun and Daniel Fuentes. VIDC 2014.
Governments are losing substantial tax revenues due to tax planning and tax avoidance. Double tax agreements (DTAs) can cause revenue losses, especially for countries of the global South. The study aims at answering the question whether Austria´s DTAs are beneficial (or harmful) to those developing countries with which such agreements were signed.
Contact for inquiries: Martina Neuwirth
Research paper: "A Legal and Economic Analysis of Austria's Double Tax Treaty Network with Developing Countries"