Is a Lebanese Revolution underway?

Protests in Lebanon

Protesting against a corrupt political system: The lebanese protests 2019. Photo: Nadim Kobeissi (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Av: Donya Zikry

In Lebanon, thousands of people are expressing their grievances as the government announced to impose a tax on WhatsApp. Deep structural crises have culminated in one of the largest protests to occur in Lebanon in 14 years.

31 januari, 2020, Article, English, Magazine

The fight for reproductive rights in Mexico

“La Marea Verde” is a women reproductive rights movement that started in 2018 in Argentina. It has spread almost everywhere in the Latin American region, from Santiago de Chile to Mexico City. Photo: Danielle Lupin, Flickr

Av: Carlos Ranero

In 1993, the femicide of 13-year-old Alma Chavira Farel was reported to the police of Ciudad Juarez. This report marked the beginning of an investigation that discovered “Las Muertas de Juarez” (The Dead Women of Juarez) and that brought to light the violence that women suffer in Mexico. This situation incited the women to mobilize […]

31 januari, 2020, Chronicle, English, Magazine

Online Gender Activism in India: Working Through the Fears

The #SupremeInjustice protests held in many cities across India in May 2019 were largely conceived, organised, and promoted online by gender activists. Photo: Padmalatha Ravi

Av: Shruti Sharada

A year has passed since #MeToo galvanised online gender activism in India. But as defamation cases rise and the accused remain powerful, activists need to look back at what made online activism so powerful in the first place.

31 januari, 2020, English, Guest piece, Magazine

From parliament to prominent – the new wave of activism

Av: Hanna Geschewski och Lauren Tropeano

Both of us remember hearing news of a girl named Greta on strike alone in front of the Swedish Parliament, holding a sign reading “Skolstrejk för klimatet”. It was hard to imagine then that a few months later, on 20 September 2019, she would inspire more than four  million people to follow her example at […]

30 januari, 2020, Editorial, English, Magazine, Main article

The Fight to Increase Women’s Political Power in India Continues

Tara Krishnaswamy

Tara Krishnaswamy, founder of the Shakti movement, states that India still hasn't had a feminist revolution. Photo: Shakti

Av: Josefine Nilsson

Even if the proportion of women in parliament increased after the 2019 election, the gender imbalance in Indian politics remains. FUF Magazine has interviewed one of the initiative-takers of the Indian movement Shakti, Tara Krishnaswamy, who is fighting for more women in politics.

30 januari, 2020, Article, English, Magazine

Activism for supply chain laws?

The Supply Chain Law could be a good step to ensure that palm oil, transported in the picture, is sustainably sourced. Photo: Rainforest Action Network, Flickr

Av: Kathrin Hegger

In Germany, an initiative of several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is raising awareness of a draft law that can improve the lives of millions of people and the environment: the Supply Chain Act. But broad public recognition is still lacking.

30 januari, 2020, Article, English, Magazine

Activists are pushing for development alternatives

Many globally established schools of thought, like the Degrowth movement, have their origins in activism. Photo: Jeanne Menjoulet/Flickr

Av: Alexandru Mocanu

“Décroissance!, Décroissance!” This was a slogan that could be heard and seen on the streets of protesting Europe about two decades ago in reaction to the G8 Summit – an intergovernmental forum of the leaders from the most powerful countries. Known in English as Degrowth, it is now one of the major development alternative projects. […]

30 januari, 2020, Chronicle, English, Magazine

When Soda Replaces Water

While soft-drink producers are making their sodas cheaper than ever, San Cristóbal in Mexico is running out of water. Photo: Pixabay.

Av: Fredrik Björksten

In the mountains of southern Mexico lies the city of San Cristóbal with around 170,000 inhabitants. Located in one of the rainiest regions in the country, you might be surprised to learn that many neighbourhoods in San Cristóbal only has running water two days a week. Luckily for the people, however, there’s a local bottling […]

17 juni, 2019, Editorial, English, Magazine

Water as a human right

Should the access to water be privatised or should it be free for everyone? Photo: United Nations Photo/Flickr.

Av: Kathrin Hegger

The supply of water, our most essential natural resource, will face shortages in the coming decades. Water was declared a human right by the UN in 2010. Therefore its accessibility should be ensured. In which way this will be done remains disputed.

17 juni, 2019, English, Magazine, Opinion