The back of the minerals - conflicts, child labor and rape

Miners in eastern Congo. Photo: Enough Project.

Of: Louise Christianson

What do your mobile phone, your refrigerator and your computer have in common? In addition to making your everyday life easier, they also support conflicts in different parts of the world. Namely, they are made up of metals and minerals whose extraction contributes to conflicts, which has therefore been called "conflict minerals". Therese Sjöström, who is a researcher at Swedwatch, has visited mines […]

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September 24, 2019, Chronicle

Lack of cultural competence threatens patient-safe care

Cultural competence is crucial in ensuring patient-safe care. Photo: Linn Debove

Of: Linn Above

In a hospital corridor in Moshi in Tanzania, about twenty students are crowded and the day in the maternity ward has begun. We move like a flock of sheep against the sounds of a woman giving birth. Want to observe. She is lying naked on a bed with neither walls nor draperies to screen off with and she has gone through […]

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February 4, 2019, FUF-correspondents, Chronicle

Sweden should lead the fight against global alcohol harm

Photo: Helena Goldon

Of: Jens Rosbäck

Alcohol kills about three million people every year and many more fall victim to violence and ill health. Despite this, there is no global framework for effectively preventing the negative effects of alcohol. Jens Rosbäck, head of the international department in the IOGT-NTO movement, believes in a debate article that it is time to do something about the problems.

December 18, 2018, Debate

FUF magazine: SRHR theme

Of: Janina Rosvall

How are you today? Feeling good is not just about absence from illness, but the whole well-being comes into play. This includes not least SRHR; sexual and reproductive health. SRHR affects all people, of all ages, throughout the life cycle. Every individual must have access to equal care and knowledge. But does that mean everyone should be treated […]

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May 31, 2018, Chronicle

Gag Rule and the abortion issue - what happens next?

On May 25, 2018, Ireland voted in favor of making abortion legal. This means the end of the previously widespread so-called abortion tourism FUF-bladet previously reported on. Photo: Sebastian Dooris, Flickr

Of: Karl Follin

US President Donald Trump is controversial in many ways. I hardly need to describe him more than that. In addition to the millions of American citizens who are directly affected by his domestic policy decisions, millions of others are affected by his foreign policy. No other country in the world possesses as much capital, or in other words power, as the United States. It becomes particularly clear […]

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May 31, 2018, Chronicle

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

Countries must recognize the importance of sexual and reproductive rights

Photo: Juan Chien-Han, flickr

Of: Charlotte Deogan

Everyone has the right to make decisions regarding his own body, and the right to live free from stigma, discrimination, violation or coercion. This includes decisions regarding sexuality and reproduction. A new, broader and more comprehensive definition of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) has just been developed by the Lancet-Guttmacher Commission […]

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May 31, 2018, Guest chronicle

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

Menstruation, power and opportunities

Of: Emilie Weiderud

May 28 is International Menstruation Day. Millions of girls and women are forced to stay home from school and work due to stigma and harassment linked to menstruation, lack of clean water, menstrual protection and functioning or safe toilets. In vulnerable environments, such as refugee camps, there is a risk of being forced to change sex for menstrual protection and "Sex for pads" is […]

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May 31, 2018, Guest chronicle

Menstruation and menstrual protection - constantly in need of development

Of: Molly Jerlström and Amanda Zuñiga Svensson

Menstruation has long been a taboo subject. The FUF magazine met Madeleine Fogde, program manager at SIANI. The bailiff has followed the development on the subject during his work to adapt toilets to girls' needs and to inform about menstruation and menstrual protection. We are met by Madeleine Fogde's energy when we step into an unassuming office in the Garrison on Östermalm. […]

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May 31, 2018, Interview