The Preservation of Sámi Heritage - A Crack in the Facade of Sweden's Moral Authority?

Samiland. Photo: Alexander Cahlenstein, Flickr

Of: Britta Bamert

Sámieatnan duoddariid, dáid sámi mánáid ruovttu galbma geađge guorba guovlu sámi mánáid ruoktu Sámiland's wide expanses home to Sámi children cold barren rocky realm home of Sámi children These are the first lines of the Sámi Artist Sofia Jannok's song, in the English translation named Wide Open Tundra of the Sámiland. The Sámi people represent the indigenous population […]

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June 4, 2018, Paper, English, FUF Lund, Magazine

Sex abuse in a humanitarian context - time for a culture shift?

UN Women and partners led a global “Orange the World” campaign to end violence against women and girls last year, which sparked activist movements around the world, like this group composed of civil society, UN and general public members in Rabbat, Morocco, to speak up about violence against women. Photo: Younes El Moumine / UN Women

Of: Lou Darriet

Women throughout history have faced sexual violence in conflict environments, but the recent allegations against humanitarian workers' sexual misconduct might be the beginning of a shift towards fighting gender-based violence worldwide more proactively. Development and humanitarian actors worldwide are stepping up to ensure the safety and security of women and girls in conflict and post […]

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April 14, 2018, Paper, English, FUF Lund, Magazine

Women are taking over - female-headed households in Latin America

Conditions for women in Latin America are improving. A portrait of a woman with her child in the Peruvian Andes. Photo: stock photography

Of: Jonathan Wirth's

A study in Latin America found that, given equal conditions, female household heads experience better living conditions than their male counterparts. The number of female-headed households has increased rapidly over the last decades as more and more people diverge from traditional relationships and livelihood arrangements. What does this mean for development actors and how is […]

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March 22, 2018, Paper, English, FUF Lund, Magazine

The struggle over food sovereignty is a feminist one

Members of Rural Women's Farmers Association of Ghana preparing a field for sowing near Lawra. Photo: Global Justice Now, Flickr

Of: Johanna Caminati Engström

On a global scale, women produce more than half of all the food that is grown, but they are still the majority of those undernourished. The food sovereignty movement challenges the economic polarization within the food system and tries to address the causes of disempowerment that lead to hunger from a feminist perspective. Yes, it's […]

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March 15, 2018, Paper, English, FUF Lund, Magazine

Rethinking migration in the context of climate change

Photo: Caroline Gluck, EU ECHO

Of: Klara Eitrem Holmgren & Louise Gripenberg

The large numbers of displaced populations we see today have been responded to with overall regressive measures. Matthew Scott, an international lawyer specializing in migration, talked to us about the possibilities and challenges of displacement in the context of disasters and climate change that lie ahead. Matthew Scott is an international lawyer at the Raoul [...]

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March 4, 2018, Paper, English, FUF Lund, Magazine

Combating climate change through biofuels - at what cost?

EU standards aim at ensuring an eco-friendly biofuel production. But are social and ecological impacts taken into account sufficiently? Photo: alh1, Flickr

Of: Elin Fredriksson

Biofuels seem to be an important step in the fight against climate change, as they represent a renewable and less polluting alternative to fossil fuels. However, its agricultural production provokes controversial discussions. Several international organizations seek to raise awareness about the social and ecological impacts of the rising biofuel demand. One of the EU political […]

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March 1, 2018, Paper, English, FUF Lund, Magazine

The environment the victim in the battle between low and high income countries

What are low-income countries obligations in combating climate change? Photo: Khuroshvili Ilya, Flickr

Of: Dimen Hoshiar and Mathilda Englund

Climate change is global in its nature, yet nations argue who ought to undertake the responsibility of solving the issue of global warming. International negotiations resulted in the Kyoto Protocol, which exempted low income countries from any bonds. Frank Baber, from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, proposes a human rights approach in order to find a […]

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February 27, 2018, Paper, English, FUF Lund, Magazine