Girls' Day created a debate about Swedish gender equality policy

Here are some girls at school in the Central African Republic.

Girls and young women have been the focus of this week's debate. Here are some girls at school in the Central African Republic. Photo: Pierre Holtz for Unicef

Of: Joanna Jimenez

The UN's International Girls' Day on 11 October arouses reflection and reflection from several quarters. Earmarked aid or not, and Sweden's responsibility in standing up for girls' and women's rights has been in focus in the Swedish media over the past week.

October 17, 2018, Current debate

The climate raises debate about Sweden's responsibility

Dried land.

The effects of climate change could be fatal to the earth, according to a new report from the UN Climate Panel.

Of: Maja Sundstrand

The UN's climate panel The IPCC's new report engages debaters and lead writers, and a major focus is on Sweden's role in climate development. At the same time, Sweden's responsibility in other global development issues shines through with its absence in the media.

October 10, 2018, Current debate

Disagreement on how the EU should deal with migration

Queue of Syrian refugees on the border between Hungary and Austria. Photo: Mstyslav Chernov [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Syrian refugees queue on the border between Hungary and Austria. Photo: Mstyslav Chernov CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

Of: Celina Lindgren

This week, EU heads of state and government gathered in Salzburg to discuss migration. The Swedish debate has thus been marked by different opinions about which line Sweden should take on the issue. While some want the responsibility to be shared between EU Member States, others say it is better to focus on refurbishing EU borders.

September 26, 2018, Current debate

Is the government's climate policy insufficient?

This week's debate has been marked by discussions about efficiency, both when it comes to aviation tax and climate policy in general. Despite the fact that opinions differ, a common frustration is expressed that not enough is being done to counteract climate change.

June 21, 2018, Current debate