Is “Sky Ambulances” the future in Health Care?

Rwanda is leading the way by being the first country to use drones on a national scale in health care. Now Ghana is following. Photo: World Bank Photo Collection, Flickr.

Av: Åsa Setterquist

Zipline, a US-based company, has been using drones to deliver medical supplies to health clinics and hospitals in remote areas in Rwanda since 2016. Now the project is to be implemented in Ghana.

5 mars, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

Digital Activists Speaking Truth To Power

Zimbabweans from all walks of life in a solidarity march calling for president Robert Mugabe to step down in November 2017. Photo: Zimbabwean-Eyes, Flickr.

Av: FUF Lund

Shutting down the internet is one of the ways used by most governments across the African continent to silence opposing voices. However, citizens continue to use the internet to create awareness, organize and plan marches within and outside their countries. They have also come up with innovative ways of bypassing the shut-down.

5 mars, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

Does technology improve or imperil agriculture?

A demo plot for integrated farming established by Swaziland National Agricultural Marketing Board (NAMBOARD) in Manzini. Photo: Believe Nyakudjara, FAO in Southern Africa

Av: Carolina Yang

Innovation has been pinpointed as a crucial strategy to shift towards a sustainable food system in the EAT-Lancet Report released in January. Although agricultural innovation should not be limited to technology, it has without doubt had substantial impacts on our current food systems. Technology, however, is a double-edged sword, and should be properly evaluated prior to its application.

5 mars, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

No Space for ‘Otherness’

A hijra

A hijra (term for individuals in South Asia who feel neither male or female) at the annual Transgender Festival in Koovagam, India, in 2017. Photo: Lingeswaran Marimuthukumar, Flickr.

Av: Hanna Geschewski och Lauren Tropeano

What happens if you don’t behave like your gender ‘should’? Examples from Native American, Indian and Iranian cultures highlight that gender is diverse, but that the acknowledgement of gender variance doesn’t necessarily make us inclusive.

10 december, 2018, Article, English, Magazine

Russia Gives Green Light to Domestic Violence

The Russian parliament

The White House in Moscow that serves as the seat of the Russian parliament. Photo: Kirill Vinokurov, Flickr.

Av: Lisa Elamson och Maria Ricksten

The Istanbul Convention is a legal framework that seeks to prevent and combat violence against women. In Russia, where it is estimated that 14,000 women die every year as a result of domestic violence, the signing and ratification of the Convention is an urgent matter. But instead, last year Russia chose to decriminalise some forms of domestic violence.

10 december, 2018, Article, English, Magazine

Empowering Women Yields More Food

The civil society organization Partenariat Recherches Environnement Médias (PREM) is providing rural women with new opportunities to generate income and improve community life in the Katfoura village, Guinea. Photo: Joe Saade / UN Women, Flickr.

Av: Carolina Yang

Gender-based violence (GBV) refers to the denial of resources aside from the physical or emotional abuse, according to the UN. Women in agriculture face GBV with regards to both disproportionate workload and limited access to land and resources compared to their male counterparts. It is therefore essential to recognize the contribution of female farmers, and to end the unequal access to resources.

10 december, 2018, Article, English, Magazine

LGBTQ+ Rights Are Under Threat in Indonesia

Pride-flagga

Recent developments in Indonesia are signalling a worrying trend concerning LGBTQ+ rights in the country. Photo: Tony Webster, Flickr.

Av: Alexandra Håkansson Schmidt

Individuals identifying with or belonging to the LGBTQ+ community are under attack in Indonesia. Since 2015, the violence towards the LGBTQ+ community has been on the rise. The violence has in many cases been sanctioned by the Indonesian state, who are further fueling hostile attitudes towards the community.

10 december, 2018, Article, English, Magazine

“Break the silence, end the violence”

Another missing and murdered indigenous women's march in Minnesota, 2017 Source: Flickr

Av: Louise Gripenberg och Maria Ricksten

In the beginning of October 2018, another march for indigenous rights was held in Montreal, Canada. Hundreds gathered to remind politicians and police officers of the missing and murdered indigenous women. Canada’s long history of ethnic discrimination continues to echo today alongside the government’s failure to address this structural violence.

26 oktober, 2018, Article, English, Magazine