Redirect the Resources of Oil Companies, Military Firms and Banks

Oil and military companies are two key actors both contributing to global warming. Together they have the scale of resources necessary for systemic transformation, writes Jonathan Michael Feldman, who works in the Department of Economic History and International Relations at Stockholm University. Foto: Pxhere.

Av: Jonathan Michael Feldman

Equitable global development requires that basic needs are met in communities safe from the worst effects of war, global warming, pollution, poverty, and pandemics. Problems persist because we lack a systematic response – but we can gain that if oil and military firms causing problems are transformed into platforms for civilian, sustainable development through conversion and proactive investment campaigns aimed at universities and local investment actors, writes Jonathan Michael Feldman, who works in the Department of Economic History and International Relations at Stockholm University. 

30 juni, 2022, English, Gästanalys

After Work talk – Including and empowering women as key actors for change

Datum och tid: 31 maj, 17:30 - 18:30

Join The Hunger Project and The Swedish development forum (FUF) for an After Work at Whippet Lab – Social justice Club, to listen to Irene Naikaali Ssentongo who is in Sweden this week for the Stockholm+50 conference from Uganda. Irene works with a focus on empowering women in Uganda and her work has ranged from […]

23 maj, 2022, English, Kalendarium, Seminarier, Webbsändning

Quiz night: Battle of Småland

Join two of FUF’s local groups in a quiz night: Jönköping vs. Växjö! FUF Jönköping and FUF Växjö offer a night of knowledge, fun, lively discussions, and competition. Come as a member, a guest, or someone who wants to become a part of FUF! Everyone is welcome. This night will begin with a quiz where […]

9 maj, 2022, English, Kalendarium, Lokalgrupp, Utbildningsaktivitet

Spring Brings Disappointment for Afghanistan’s Women

Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021, they have – among other restrictions for women – restricted girls' possibility to go to school. Photo: Kajsa Waaghals.

Av: Arzo Bahar

Eight months after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, hope is paused as new policies restricting women are confirmed. These include an ongoing ban of secondary school for girls and increasingly stringent male escort requirements. Arzo Bahar, the president of the Female Staff Association of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, describes her experience as a working woman and mother, and the fears she has for her daughters.

26 april, 2022, English, Gästkrönika, Guest piece, Magazine

Lecture: Insights from an intern at a Swedish Embassy

Datum och tid: 21 apr, 18:00 - 19:00

Are you interested in an internship at an embassy? Or perhaps interested in questions concerning democracy and equality in the Middle East and Northern Africa region? FUF Uppsala and Sensus Studieförbund invites you to a lecture in English with Sida Alumni Omran Nedal Khasawneh who shares his experiences from being an intern at the Swedish […]

13 april, 2022, English, Kalendarium, Lokalgrupp, Seminarier, Utbildningsaktivitet

Conversation café – theme borders

Datum och tid: 19 apr, 17:00

Are you interested in global development matters? Have you ever thought about how arbitrarily drawn borders affect people and their livelihoods? Then join us for a conversation café with the theme of borders! We will have the opportunity to talk about the impact that borders have on our lives, and network with like-minded students while […]

6 april, 2022, English, Kalendarium, Lokalgrupp, Seminarier, Utbildningsaktivitet

Colombia: Silencing Grassroot Voices

Datum och tid: 30 mar, 17:30 - 18:30

As the Colombian elections loom, violence is escalating in the country. The threat to Indigenous groups is increasing and the operating space for civil society is shrinking. Since the 2016 Peace Agreement between the government and FARC Guerillas, 1322 leaders of social movements have lost their lives. By early February this year, 36 leaders of […]

17 mars, 2022, English, Kalendarium, Seminarier, Webbsändning

How a Rwandan organization enables women, youth and refugees to leave poverty

58 year old seller Betty Mukarame is one of many women taking part in the organization Access to Finance Rwanda’s (AFR) initiatives. Photo: FinScope 2016.

Av: Hibo Yusuf Ahmed

The concept of an inclusive economy has proved to make significant change in Rwanda, lifting millions out of poverty, according to the UN. The organization Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR), which is partly funded by the Swedish government, identifies market gaps and design interventions to close those gaps – making the market accessible to the most vulnerable in society. – Poor people stay poor because they are excluded from different markets, says Jean Bosco Iyacu, CEO of AFR.

30 december, 2021, English, Interview, Magazine

Development and Emergencies: Finding Resilient Paths Toward Development

Many of the people living in fragile or vulnerable states are at risk of man-made and natural crises, which can derail efforts made to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. Photo: Eddie Wong/Flickr.

Av: Aarne Hakomäki och Tanya

As the world is still struggling to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, complex man-made and natural crises are evolving and causing major setbacks in the living standards and safety of countless people globally. While the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) give a promise of leaving no one behind, a study by the International Rescue Committee […]

20 december, 2021, Editorial, English, Magazine