Famine as a weapon in Yemen: A report on the world's biggest neglected Humanitarian Crisis

Peter Biro (European Union 2019) / Flickr

Peter Biro (European Union 2019) / Flickr

Of: Leni Lindemann and Sofu's Malte Rønberg

Political conflict is driving Yemen into the world's biggest humanitarian crisis. Over half of the Yemeni population is acutely food insecure due to the deliberate targeting of food supply and infrastructure. In order to end hunger and achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2, international attention on the political nature of the crisis is required.

December 16, 2020, Paper, English, Magazine, Report

Textile factory workers in Bangladesh are exposed to further insecurity and insecurity 

The textile industry is particularly vulnerable during the corona pandemic. Photo: Canva.com.

Of: Johanna Lagerlöf

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, global fashion companies canceled orders worth billions of US dollars from Bangladeshi producers. Along with global lockdowns, many factory workers have lost their jobs and have difficulty coping with everyday life. "Our factory is struggling to survive," said Gabriel Adhikary, managing director of a small textile factory in Dhaka.  

November 26, 2020, Report

"Not enough requirement for Swedish companies to respect human rights"

Human rights violations often occur further down the production chains where employees may need to work in difficult conditions. Photo: RAJESH misra (publicdomainpictures.net) /needåix.com.

Of: Amanda Lindell

Child labor, 70-hour work weeks and non-living wages. This is the reality for many workers in other countries who produce goods for Swedish companies. Despite this, there is no legal requirement that Swedish companies must respect human rights abroad. 

November 16, 2020, Report

Abortion, contraception and sex education are threatened during the corona pandemic

The corona pandemic has created a shortage of contraceptives and poorer access to abortion. Photo: Lorie Shaull and the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition

Of: Nora Grari

Unsafe abortions, lack of contraception, canceled sex education and deteriorating maternity care. These are some of the consequences of the corona pandemic. Millions of girls and women around the world can suffer from unwanted pregnancies and deaths.

May 12, 2020, Report

Financially vulnerable people fall victim to the pharmaceutical companies' tests

Laboratories

In high-income countries, pharmaceutical research is highly regulated, while in low-income countries there is often a lack of clear ethical regulations.

Of: Isabella Overödder

The Corona pandemic has sparked discussions about whether new vaccines and medicines should be tested in low-income countries. It is a historical trend that drug research is carried out on economically disadvantaged people, while it is the richer people who ultimately have access to the medicines.

May 11, 2020, Report

Men in focus when violence against women is to be combated

In some countries, up to 70 percent of women are exposed to physical and / or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some point. Photo: Unsplash

Of: Nora Grari

One in three women in the world is ever exposed to gender-based violence, according to statistics from the World Bank. Due to isolation during the corona pandemic, there are many indications that men's violence against women is now increasing. According to the organization Make Equal, we must focus on the perpetrators in order for the violence to decrease.

April 7, 2020, Report

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