Young people are fighting for climate justice

Regardless of the Paris Agreement, fossil-fuel power plants carry on to be built around the world and it is time for countries to step up and take charge of the change needed. Photo: Mike Boening Photography, Flickr

Of: Sumudu Lankika Ginigathgala

Three years on from the Paris Agreement, the 1.5 degrees climate change goal feels uncertain for many people as global temperatures have already risen 1 degree above optimal temperatures. Global temperatures are currently predicted to reach 1.5 degrees between 2030-2052, with worsening conditions. But a recent report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that it is possible to limit warming to 1.5ºC and to reach the goal by 2030.

December 19, 2018, English, News

New magazine about gender and development

Farmer

Of: The Chancellery

50 women in the world die every year from violence in close relationships and 000 countries in the world have laws that prevent women from taking certain jobs. At the same time, there are initiatives by women farmers and sex workers who demand their rights and by men who train in anti-violence. FUF's local group in Lund has made an entire magazine about gender and development - entirely in English.

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December 10, 2018, News

State of emergency in Ethiopia following the resignation of the Prime Minister

Of: Deborah Solomon

Ethiopia has declared a six-month state of emergency following the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on 15 February. The resignation came in an attempt to quell protests and unrest in the nation. The main cause for concern is that one of the country's minority groups, Tigray, has the ruling political power in Ethiopia and planned to expand the capital Addis Ababa to Oromia, […]

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May 24, 2018, News

State of emergency in Ethiopia following the resignation of the Prime Minister

Of: Deborah Solomon

Ethiopia has declared a six-month state of emergency following the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on 15 February. The resignation came in an attempt to quell protests and unrest in the nation. The main cause for concern is that one of the country's minority groups, Tigray, has the ruling political power in Ethiopia and planned to expand the capital Addis Ababa to Oromia, […]

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March 27, 2018, News

Surrogate motherhood - controversial pregnancy

The right to children and surrogacy is a controversial issue. Photo: Leonardo Aguiar, Flickr

Of: Joanna Jimenez

Commercial surrogacy is a growing billion-dollar industry. Trade has raised questions about unequal power relations and women's human rights. Despite a ban in Sweden, Swedish childless couples can turn abroad. Several women's rights organizations believe that the growing industry must also be banned abroad. Many Swedes suffer from involuntary infertility. A state investigation from 2016 examined childless […]

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March 27, 2018, News

Ethiopia risks becoming a new low-wage paradise

Of: Deborah Solomon

In February 2016, H&M launched a project to improve the textile industry in Ethiopia as part of a project with Sida (the state agency for international development), Swedfund (a state venture capital company) and the ILO (International Labor Organization). Three months later, it was announced that H&M was opening a new textile factory for sustainable production. This applies to environmental awareness and to improving the living conditions of […]

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March 27, 2018, News