Greater threat to press freedom than before

threat to press freedom

Demonstration in memory of the murdered journalist Ján Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kušnírová. Bratislava, March 2018 Photo: Peter Tkac, Flickr

Of: Jennifer Augustsson

The threat to journalists and media workers has increased globally in 2018, according to reports from press freedom organizations. The alarming trend does not seem to be slowing down and there is a call for improvement.

April 26, 2019, Report

Climate disasters are a risk factor for conflict

Research findings shed light on how armed groups use natural disasters to streamline militant recruitment. Photo: Sven Lachmann, Pixabay

Of: Linn Above

A long and severe drought in Kirkuk, Iraq in 2012 led to many joining the Islamic State. Research findings indicate that recruitment to armed groups can be effective in the aftermath of the drought.

March 21, 2019, Report

Climate Change as a Cause of Violence in Iraq

Of: Silvia Ulloa

Can the effects of climate change be one of the factors that drives the creation of violent terrorist groups? There are examples from recent conflicts that point to the dangers of climate change extending to the possibility of armed conflict and terrorism. This threat is directly related to the negative effect that climate change has on individuals' ability to earn a living, especially for people like farmers and fishermen that are dependent on the availability of natural resources.

December 19, 2018, English, Report

From coffee to women's clinic

The women's clinic Rutasoka has cared for 600 patients so far. Even more when you count all the babies born here. Photo: Rutasoka

Of: Felicia Lanevik

Congo-Kinshasa has been hit hard by war and the country is still plagued by armed conflict and sexual violence. FUF-bladet met Rebu Burubwa, founder of a women's clinic in Uvira, which is located in the eastern parts of the country at the northern tip of Lake Tanganyika. Rebu Burubwa, an entrepreneur who has built the Rutasoka clinic that focuses on care for women and mothers in […]

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May 31, 2018, Report

Maternity leave - a way forward or a step back

20 percent of all women say that menstrual pain affects their daily lives. Photo: Holly Lay, Flickr

Of: Linda Ljuslin

One day off on the first day of menstruation has recently been introduced by the company Culture Machine in India. The introduction has aroused debate in the media and some see it as something that will weaken the position of women in society. In July last year, the Indian company Culture Machine decided to offer women a day of paid leave […]

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May 31, 2018, Report

The bracelet that can give an identity to millions of 'phantom children'

Photo: Unknown

Of: Lynn Jansson

In the eyes of the state, they do not exist - the 230 million children who today have no legal existence worldwide. This is despite the fact that the right to citizenship and personal identity is included in the UN Declaration of Human Rights and is pursued through sub-goals in Agenda 2030. The startup company iCivil has developed a technical solution that can help remedy the problem.

May 21, 2018, Report

Consult the users! How toilets impact the fight for gender equality

Access to clean, protected and gender-separated toilets would encourage girls to go to school, also when they are menstruating. Fatehpur Sikri, India. Photo: Flickr, Ignas Kukenys

Of: Elin Fredriksson

When the train from Delhi sets off to the north of India, it passes by long fields on the outskirts of the capital. In the early morning, the passengers of the train can observe how dozens of men and women walk around in the field and eventually bend down to defecate. It is the daily […]

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April 1, 2018, English, FUF Lund, Magazine, Report

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