Protesters across Myanmar call for the release of political detainees and the restoration of democracy.
Photo: Roel Wijnants, Flickr
Of: Leni Lindemann
The recent military coup has re-ignited and exacerbated some of Myanmar's long-running civil wars, pushing the country deeper into crisis. Pro-democracy resistance groups in the urban areas and rural ethnic insurgencies stand united in their war against the military regime. An inclusive democracy is necessary for long-term sustainable peace.
June 23, 2021, Chronicle, English, Magazine
Young Iraqis took to the streets to demand an end of sectarian politics in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, October 2019.
Photo: Mondalawy, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Of: Ghadeer Hussein
Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Baghdad's Tahrir Square in October 2019. They were chanting: “we want our country back”. What does that mean in post-conflict Iraq that 2018 had restored control over its territories and what are the driving factors for this uprising?
June 23, 2021, English, Long read, Magazine
Migrants and refugees from Libya who survived the crossing of the Mediterranean
Photo: FUF Lund / Flickr
Of: Chiara D'Agni
A new hope for establishing protection of human rights in Libya is rising. But migrants and refugees still face critical conditions and the reconstruction of the country must address this.
June 22, 2021, Chronicle, English, Magazine
Human Rights Defenders and ESMAD police in Medellín. Colombian national protests have been going on since April. Photo: Humano Salvaje, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Of: Maria Alejandra Moreno Jaramillo
In April the biggest protests in the modern history of Colombia took place. Since then there have been over 3000 cases of police brutality and 43 victims of homicides committed by the police. People protest against a whole system that does not protect life but privatizes and sectorizes it. Finding peace is something that can not wait any longer. Action needs to be taken now, argues María Alejandra Moreno Jaramillo, project leader for Multicultural Sweden.
May 28, 2021, English, Magazine, Opinion
Tara Krishnaswamy, founder of the Shakti movement, states that India still has not had a feminist revolution. Photo: Shakti
Of: Josephine Nilsson
Even if the proportion of women in parliament increased after the 2019 election, the gender imbalance in Indian politics remains. FUF Magazine has interviewed one of the initiative-takers of the Indian movement Shakti, Tara Krishnaswamy, who is fighting for more women in politics.
January 30, 2020, Paper, English, Magazine
Women are not being represented enough in politics in Georgia, but there are organizations working to change this. Photo: Maka Gogaladze / UN Women
Of: Åsa Setterquist
Gender stereotypes are hindering women from entering politics in Georgia. Today, only 16 percent of Georgia's members of parliament are women. IDP Women's Movement For Peace (IMEDI) wants to change this by supporting women's political engagements.
November 25, 2019, English, FUF-correspondents, Magazine
Zimbabweans from all walks of life in a solidarity march calling for President Robert Mugabe to step down in November 2017. Photo: Zimbabwean-Eyes, Flickr.
Of: FUF Lund
Shutting down the internet is one of the ways used by most governments across the African continent to silence opposing voices. However, citizens continue to use the internet to create awareness, organize and plan marches within and outside their countries. They have also come up with innovative ways of bypassing the shut-down.
March 5, 2019, Paper, English, Magazine