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. Photo: Pxhere.

Of: 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 causeing problems are transformed into platforms for civilians, 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. 

June 30, 2022, English, Guest analysis

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

Date and time: 31 May, 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 […]

May 23, 2022, English, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast

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 start with a quiz where […]

May 9, 2022, English, Calendar, Local group, Educational activity

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.

Of: 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 on 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.

April 26, 2022, English, Guest chronicle, Guest piece, Magazine

Lecture: Insights from an intern at a Swedish Embassy

Date and time: 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 [...]

April 13, 2022, English, Calendar, Local group, Seminars, Educational activity

Conversation café - theme borders

Date and time: 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 […]

April 6, 2022, English, Calendar, Local group, Seminars, Educational activity

Colombia: Silencing Grassroot Voices

Date and time: 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 […]

March 17, 2022, English, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast

ForumCiv - Quality Support Unit

About the organization ForumCiv is a politically and religiously unaffiliated Swedish member-based civil society organization working on a global scale. We have around 180 member organizations. We have offices in Sweden, Colombia, Liberia, Kenya, Cambodia and Lithuania. Our offices in Colombia, Kenya and Lithuania have regional coverage. Together with our members and partners we work […]

February 4, 2022, English, Internship ad, The Internship Program, Practice bank, Professional network and internship

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)

About the organization The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance - International IDEA - is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and processes. International IDEA acts as a catalyst for democracy building by providing knowledge resources, policy proposals and supporting democratic reforms. It works together […]

February 4, 2022, English, Internship ad, The Internship Program, Practice bank, Professional network and internship