Living as a LGBTQ + person in Zambia has reminded me why Pride is needed

In some parts of the world, LGBTQ + people still have to hide who we are. It writes FUF correspondent Sofia Karlsson, who is currently in Zambia - a country where homosexuality is illegal. Photo: Ajay Mahato. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Of: Sofia Karlsson

During the month of June, Pride is celebrated in several parts of the world. Many people see it mostly as an opportunity to dance in the street and wear a huge amount of glitter, but the first Pridethe parade was a political protest against harassment that LGBTQ + people were forced to endure daily. I'm bisexual myself, and after living in Zambia for the past six months, I've been reminded why Pride is still needed.

July 3, 2022, Chronicle

Violence against women in Bolivia - the second pandemic

Hundreds of people in La Paz participated in a flash mob in La Paz in 2015 to draw attention to gender-based violence - which is a widespread problem in Bolivia. Photo: UN Women. Source: Flickr.

Of: Beata Sjödahl

In Bolivia, seven out of ten women state that they have been subjected to violence in a close relationship and since 2013, one woman has been murdered every three days in the country. The pandemic, and the restrictions it has brought, have further aggravated the situation for women as many women have been quarantined with their perpetrators.

March 8, 2022, Analysis

Vaccine nationalism - a postcolonial power game

Photo: RF._.studio, Pexels

Of: Jasmine Ashne

Vaccine nationalism is a word that, along with corona distance, herd immunity and hobby epidemiologist, has been added to my vocabulary over the past year. Vaccine nationalism refers to when high-income countries sign agreements with vaccine manufacturers to ensure that their own population is vaccinated as quickly as possible. Protecting one's own is a natural and human behavior, but the problem […]

May 23, 2021, Chronicle

Increasing inequality in the wake of the pandemic

Covid-19 risks not only increasing the spread of viruses, but also increasing inequality in the world. Photo: Judith B, Flickr

Of: Josephine Hagby

In January, Oxfam released its report The Inequality Virus, which addresses the trend of increasing global inequality as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, a trend that is hitting those already most hard hit. Without well-targeted measures, the restoration risks taking up to a decade.

April 9, 2021, News

More vaccines need to be manufactured - lift the patent

Of: Håkan Svenneling

The hunt for vaccines has not escaped anyone. First, the hunt was about inventing vaccines; now it's about making it. International solidarity is put to the test when patents ensure that pharmaceutical companies take precedence over human life and health, while at the same time exposing and exacerbating global inequality. It writes Håkan Svenneling, foreign policy spokesman, Left Party.

March 11, 2021, Debate

Climate and equality in focus

Photo: Politicians' Week in Almedalen, Flickr

Of: Sofia Brännström, Klara Nordström, Kristina Fedai, Sadredin Mahmoudi

In Monday's speech, Jonas Sjöstedt clarified that equality and the climate are the basis for the Left Party's policy. Sweden must be an open country, a Sweden that does not build walls but welcomes and includes people fleeing crises, says Jonas Sjöstedt and attaches clear importance to the ideology and emphasizes international socialism.

July 3, 2018, Almedalen - current, Chronicle