Uighurs are protesting outside the White House in Washington DC. Photo: Wikimedia
Of: Elin Wernolf
Torture, forced sterilization and indoctrination. The Chinese government continues its abuses against the Muslim minority Uighurs in the Xinjiang region. For over four years, it is estimated that one to two million people have been placed in "voluntary" retraining camps. According to China, it is for the people's own good while the outside world is talking about genocide.
January 20, 2021, Chronicle
2020 has been a year full of elections that have created unrest and protests. Photo: Matt Brown
Of: Anna Mattsson
Democracy development is an important tool when it comes to preventing violence in elections. A stronger democratic climate is necessary to create peaceful and just elections.
January 18, 2021, Chronicle
Despite the pandemic, the EU must take responsibility for refugees who come to Europe and treat them with respect, writes Frida Lamberth Wallensteen. Photo: Mstyslav Chernov, Unframe
Of: Frida Lamberth Wallensteen
The pandemic has contributed to the strengthening of world borders as countries fight covid-19. As a result, the flow of refugees dreaming of a safer life is increasing. By 2020, more migrants than ever have made their way to the Spanish island world. The United Nations Organization for Migration, IOM, has compiled statistics showing that close to 80 […]
January 8, 2021, Chronicle
Illustrating a school girl in Nepal. Photo: Wellington College (A trip to Nepal) / Flickr.
Of: Irina Martin
Along with my classmates from Lund University, together we wrote a project proposal which, fictionally, has been approved by the European Commission as part of the course assignment. After hours of discussion and reflections, the decision was to deal with the lack of menstrual health education and accessible menstrual products in the district of Chitwan […]
December 25, 2020, Chronicle, English, Chronicle, Magazine
In the shadow of the corona pandemic, the polar bears continue to melt. Photo: Melissa Bradley, Unsplash
Of: Mickey Thor
We are in a crisis, a pandemic and an everyday life with many changes in life. Covid-19 requires measures to keep societies afloat, but unfortunately the need for crisis management does not stop there. One crisis does not take a break, even though we are busy with another.
December 21, 2020, Chronicle
Economic growth contributes to climate change through large scale resource extraction. Photo: Andrew Taylor / Flickr
Of: Alice Castensson and Julian Dannefjord
The United Nations envisions both increased economic growth and effective climate action by the end of this decade. The combination of these is not consistent in the current state of the world. To effectively combat the threat of climate change, we need a shift in the status quo and a different economic structure.
December 20, 2020, Chronicle, English, Chronicle, Magazine
Of: Johanna Lagerlöf
During the ongoing pandemic and impending lockdown, I left Paris this spring, which has been my home for the past few years. Being in a lockdown or not was the question, where I thought "not" and could easily take me to Sweden and family. During the time I lived in Paris, I also never encountered any obstacles or restrictions when […]
November 26, 2020, Chronicle
Of: Anna Wildeke
World researchers agree that the climate threat is not an insoluble problem. The solution is to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. This is where the problem comes in - politicians totally disagree on how because it requires sacrifices from all of us who today overconsume. Calling for reduced consumption is a challenging message for a politician to convey.
November 24, 2020, Chronicle
"Unit March". Protest against Lukashenko, September 6, 2020. Photo: Homoatrox. En.wikipedia.org 2020 Belarusian protests.
Of: Sofia Kliukina
The protests in Belarus against Lukashenko have been extensive in the autumn. During a digital seminar, three women talk about their experiences during the protests in Belarus.
November 20, 2020, Chronicle
The power of civil society needs to be harnessed to reverse the anti-democratic trend. Photo from Women's March in Washington DC, October 2020. Photo: Mobilus In Mobili (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
Of: Ida Kronberg
Democracy is on the decline in the world, and the global health crisis created by the corona pandemic poses further challenges. This was discussed during the seminar "Democracy, human rights and the pandemic - impact and opportunities", organized by International IDEA.
November 6, 2020, Chronicle