SHAME - a sincere talk about injustice

Date and time: 2 July, 18:00 - 18:45

Hundreds of thousands of Swedes are on holiday in dictatorships such as Thailand and Morocco. Our clothes are manufactured under poor working conditions in countries with widespread poverty. The rich are getting richer and the gaps are widening. How do we deal with shame? Can it be transformed into change? Welcome to the shame corner of injustice! Many of us are ashamed of what we do or do not do for the world. […]

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June 11, 2019, Events, Calendar, Podcast, Webcast

SHAME - a sincere talk about the climate crisis

Date and time: 1 July, 18:00 - 18:45

Children go on school strike for the climate and accuse previous generations of destroying our planet. Fly shame became part of our dictionary 2018. Words like multiple child shame and meat shame are also becoming more common. How do we deal with shame? Can it be transformed into change? Welcome to the shame corner of the climate crisis! Many of us are ashamed of what we do or do not do […]

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June 11, 2019, Events, Calendar, Podcast, Webcast

Bridge and conquer: Turning the global sustainability agendas into action

Date and time: June 11, 13:00 - 14:30

Our world is facing huge challenges to which we need to respond: climate change, poverty, ecosystem degradation, and inequality. Together, they demand major changes in behavior and decision-making. World leaders have agreed upon two global agendas - the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement - which have the potential to tackle these challenges and transform […]

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May 28, 2019, English, Events, Calendar, Webcast

Journalists' vulnerability - a threat to democracy

Date and time: 14 May, 18:00 - 19:30

The number of countries where journalists can work in security is decreasing. In the last decade, more than a thousand journalists have been murdered, and Reporters Without Borders 'Press Freedom Index 2019 shows that political leaders' increased hostility towards the media has led to fear and self-censorship. At the same time, Ethiopia has released all its imprisoned journalists and climbs as many as 40 places compared to last year's […]

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May 7, 2019, Events, Calendar, Podcast, Webcast

Global challenges and the role of aid

Date and time: 6 May, 13:30 - 15:00

FUF and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs invite you to talks about today's global challenges and the role of development assistance with the State Secretary for International Development Cooperation, Per Olsson Fridh. For more than 20 years, FUF has arranged presentations and discussions with those politically responsible for development cooperation in connection with the presentation of the development assistance budget. This year, this will take place in connection with the spring change budget. More people than ever […]

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April 24, 2019, Events, Calendar, Podcast, Webcast

Conflict minerals - is your technology part of the war in Congo?

Date and time: 9 Apr, 18:00 - 19:30

Without metals and minerals, our cell phones, computers or cars would not work. But where do these metals come from, and what role does extraction play in war-torn countries such as the Congo? "Conflict minerals" has become the name for minerals and metals whose extraction supports and contributes to conflicts. What is the life like for the more than a million children who work in mines around the world, including Congo, and why is there a risk that your mobile phone has brought income to warlords? As a researcher at the organization Swedwatch, Therese Sjöström has visited mines in Congo, Zambia, Colombia and Myanmar, among other places. We have invited Therese for an armchair talk about conflict minerals. Come and learn more about the reality behind many of our electronic products, in terms of their impact on people and the environment.

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March 27, 2019, Events, Calendar, Podcast, Webcast

Climate - a security issue

Date and time: 26 Mar, 18:00 - 19:30

What security risks can be linked to climate change? What are context-based vulnerabilities, and what basic concepts can help us understand them? And what can the international community really do? We have invited Karolina Eklöw, who works on SIPRI's program for climate change and risks, to an armchair talk about climate and security.

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March 8, 2019, Events, Calendar, Webcast

Land, power and rights - on the situation of rural women in Latin America

Guillermina Kuno Huanca, indigenous leader from Bolivia, and Luz Dary Molina, smallholder leader from Colombia. Photo: The Latin American groups.

Date and time: 21 Mar, 18:00 - 19:30

Despite headwinds, Latin American women are fighting hard to be heard, to demand and to defend their rights. Two of these women are the indigenous leader Guillermina Kuno Huanca from Bolivia and the smallholder leader Luz Dary Molina from Colombia. They come to Sweden to talk about the situation for rural women in each country and about their organizations' work to strengthen women's participation in society and politics. FUF and the Latin American groups welcome you to a conversation about land, power and rights. The conversation is led by Marlene Sosa Mercado, program manager at the Latin American groups, and is interpreted from Spanish to Swedish.

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March 8, 2019, Events, Calendar, Podcast, Webcast

Why do people flee Nicaragua?

Date and time: 7 Feb, 18:00 - 19:30

In Sweden, 270 Nicaraguans sought asylum last year. That is three times more than last year. One of them is Gabriela Pichardo, a university student who was involved in organizing the protests against the regime in April last year. She was later arrested and subjected to degrading and illegal interrogations for several days before being released and fleeing the country. Now she visits FUF to tell about how the protests began, what they are about and why people are fleeing.

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January 24, 2019, Events, Calendar, Podcast, Webcast