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


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

Textile collection can encourage more consumption

clothes in store

Swedish textile consumption has increased by almost 30 percent during the 2000s. Photo: OiMax / Flickr

Of: Johanna Wolff

The fashion industry is increasingly promising sustainable solutions. Companies like H&M have been accepting textiles for recycling and recycling for a couple of years now. But an overconfidence in the circular economy can lead to continued unsustainable consumption and a high climate impact.

March 18, 2020, Report

South Korea's feminist struggle is being waged with a pen

South Korea gender roles

In South Korea, there are traditions of a very hierarchical view of gender roles. At the same time, many young South Koreans are challenging the old traditions. Photo: Collage, Sergio and Dconvertini, Flickr.

Of: Elin Haglund

In South Korea, there is strong opposition to gender equality. This is largely due to the hierarchical traditions of ideas that characterize the country's culture, says literary critic and professor Dongshik Kim. Now a new generation with a more modern attitude is taking up the fight, among other things with the help of literature.

October 8, 2019, Report

EU agricultural policy hampers global development

EU agricultural policy contradicts its own poverty reduction assistance targets. Photo: Jed Owen / Unsplash

Of: Elin Haglund

The EU has strong support for its own agriculture and high demands on imported products. This makes it difficult for small-scale farmers around the world to enter the European market. Something that goes against the EU's own aid goals.

July 12, 2019, Report

Gender equality can make the business community contribute to sustainable development

The global goals and sustainable development were popular topics in Almedalen. Many companies had seminars and exhibitions on the theme. Photo: Lovisa Novak / FUF

Of: Lovisa Novak

Focusing on gender equality is an effective way to contribute to global development, but also to create sustainable and successful companies. During this year's Almedalen Week, many seminars were devoted to the role and responsibility of the private sector for sustainable development.

July 11, 2019, Report

Climate change - change or paralysis?

Can the shame of air travel and meat-eating create positive change? The climate movement Fridays for Future is an example of action. Photo: Hans Christiansson

Of: Louise Christianson

Words like meat comb, fly comb, multi-child comb and SUV shame are becoming more common. Some change their lifestyles to make it easier to live with their climate shame, while others seem to become passive. Can shame create change - or is it rather paralyzing?

July 7, 2019, Report

Local organizations crucial to reaching people with disabilities

Local actors work, among other things, with data collection. This leads to a better estimate of how many people live with some form of disability. Photo: Oxfam East Africa / Flickr

Of: Josefine Lundh

Cooperation and partnerships with local organizations are essential when it comes to achieving the global goals of people with disabilities. Cornilla von Plomgren at the organization Sightsavers gives her view on how we can create an inclusive future for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries.

July 5, 2019, Report

Therefore, sustainability is not on the corporate agenda

Many companies are on site in Almedalen to discuss sustainable development. The question is whether and how companies go from word to deed. Photo: Sofia Brännström / FUF

Of: Sofia Brännstrom

At the same time as the companies invite to talk about sustainability in Almedalen, climate experts believe that the business community must act faster. FUF's Sofia Brännström has listened to different perspectives on what is actually required for sustainability and action on the companies' agenda.

July 3, 2019, Report

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