The Flip side of Natural Resources: Brief stories from India and Alaska

Indigenous women collecting grass for their cattle in Kathonibari, Kaziranga National Park.
Photo: Eleonora Fanari & Pranab Doley.

Av: Hanna Geschewski och Vittorio Capici

The loss of Indigenous peoples’ natural resource base is often associated with rainforest clearing, dam projects and the mining industry. But it is not always the infamous multinational corporations that drive native peoples from their lands. Two examples from India and Alaska illustrate how public conservation policies and inter-indigenous conflicts threaten communities and identities.

26 oktober, 2018, Article, English, Magazine

The Preservation of Sámi Heritage – A Crack in the Facade of Sweden’s Moral Authority?

Sámiland. Photo: Alexander Cahlenstein, Flickr

Av: Brita Bamert

Sámieatnan duoddariid, dáid sámi mánáid ruovttu galbma geađge guorba guovlu sámi mánáid ruoktu Sámiland’s wide expanses home to Sámi children cold barren rocky realm home of Sámi children These are the first lines of the Sámi Artist Sofia Jannok’s song, in the English translation named Wide Open Tundra of the Sámiland. The Sámi people represent the indigenous population […]

4 juni, 2018, Article, English, FUF Lund, Magazine

Sex abuse in a humanitarian context – time for a culture shift?

UN Women and partners led a global “Orange the World” campaign to end violence against women and girls last year, which sparked activist movements around the world, like this group composed of civil society, UN and general public members in Rabbat, Morocco, to speak up about violence against women. Photo: Younes El Moumine/UN Women

Av: Lou Darriet

Women throughout history have faced sexual violence in conflict environments, but the recent allegations against humanitarian workers’ sexual misconduct might be the beginning of a shift towards fighting gender-based violence worldwide more proactively. Development and humanitarian actors worldwide are stepping up to ensure the safety and security of women and girls in conflict and post […]

14 april, 2018, Article, English, FUF Lund, Magazine

Consult the users! How toilets impact the fight for gender equality

Access to clean, protected and gender-separated toilets would encourage girls to go to school, also when they are menstruating. Fatehpur Sikri, India. Photo: Flickr, Ignas Kukenys

Av: Elin Fredriksson

When the train from Delhi sets off to the north of India, it passes by long fields at the outskirts of the capital. In the early morning, the passengers of the train can observe how dozens of men and women walk around in the field and eventually bend down to defecate. It is the daily […]

1 april, 2018, English, FUF Lund, Magazine, Reportage

Women are taking over – female-headed households in Latin America

Conditions for women in Latin America are improving. A portrait of a woman with her child in the Peruvian Andes. Photo: PxHere

Av: Jonathan Wirths

A study in Latin America found that, given equal conditions, female household heads experience better living conditions than their male counterparts. The number of female-headed households has increased rapidly over the last decades as more and more people diverge from traditional relationship and livelihood arrangements. What does this mean for development actors and how is […]

22 mars, 2018, Article, English, FUF Lund, Magazine

The struggle over food sovereignty is a feminist one

Members of Rural Women’s Farmers Association of Ghana preparing a field for sowing near Lawra. Photo: Global Justice Now, Flickr

Av: Johanna Caminati Engström

On a global scale, women produce more than half of all the food that is grown, but they are still the majority of those undernourished. The food sovereignty movement challenges the economic polarization within the food system and tries to address the causes of disempowerment that lead to hunger from a feminist perspective. Yes, it’s […]

15 mars, 2018, Article, English, FUF Lund, Magazine

Menstruating in the 21st century

The menstrual cup is on the rise. Photo: Intimina, Flickr

Av: Brita Bamert

Menstruation has historically been, and is still today, a cause of discrimination. Women in the past were separated from public spaces when menstruating and disqualified from most types of work because menstrual blood was seen upon as something dirty and sinful. Today, in the 21st century, Indian women and girls are not allowed to step inside […]

8 mars, 2018, Chronicle, English, FUF Lund, Magazine

FUF Magazine theme III: Climate Change

The hunt for snowballs might get difficult. Photo: Kathryn Hansen, NASA

Av: Fredrik Björksten

Instead, as research has confirmed over and over again, increasing greenhouse gas emissions raise the average temperature on earth over time. Therefore, in this edition we share some perspectives on issues related to climate change which may change our planet as we know it. Meanwhile, Senator Inhofe’s hunt for snowball and cheap points continues, although chances are it will be increasingly difficult for him to find one. We will, however, offer some thoughts on why Inhofe is in denial, on the consumerist culture, climate refugees, biofuels and the North-South divide in this issue.

6 mars, 2018, Editorial, English, FUF Lund, Magazine