Several events during the Brazilian Carnival touch on issues of democracy and racism. Ilú Obá De Min is a group of Afro-Brazilian women in São Paulo who, through their drum parade, want to maintain and spread Afro-Brazilian culture in a country where black people are often discriminated against. Photo: Carmel Kotzen and Vilma Ellemark.
Of: Vilma Ellemark
Carnival in Brazil is not just a place for partying and pickpocketing – as many associate it with. In samba parades and street parties, various social problems are raised in creative ways. - It's not just a street party. It is a force for self-expression and resistance, expresses the Afro-Brazilian organization Ilú Obá De Min in connection with its drum parade.
July 11, 2023, Report
Soon, Australia will vote on increased political influence for the country's indigenous people. But according to opinion polls, a narrow majority is in favor of the constitutional amendment. Pictured: Australia's three flags – the country's national flag (left), Aboriginal flag (centre) and Torres Strait Islander flag (right). Photo: Photo: Leonard J Matthews. Source: Flickr.
Of: Signe Andersson
in Australia the most disadvantaged group is i . A referendum is to be held later this year in which the population will vote for or against securing the Aboriginal and Tof the Orressund Islanders political influence in parliament.
April 25, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Development magazine explains
20-year-old Amapola Manquehual in Chile continues to participate in the protests for abortion rights and social reforms that have swept Latin America in recent years. This despite the fact that Chile last autumn voted no to a constitutional proposal that would legalize abortion in the country. Photo: Vilma Ellemark/Amapola Manquehual.
Of: Vilma Ellemark
In September 2022, Chile voted no to a historic constitutional proposal that, among other things, included gender quotas in public bodies and the right to abortion. This after several years of protests for social reforms and women's rights. - I cried when I saw the result, but I still have hope, says women's rights activist Amapola Manquehual.
April 5, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Interview
Last week, Swedish debate and editorial writers discussed, among other things, the connection between digitization and gender equality. Photo: Pexels.
Of: Ida Eriksson Vanemo
During the last week, many debate and editorial writers focused on women's rights in conjunction with International Women's Day on March 8. Several debaters discussed digitization and gender equality as it was the main issue discussed at the meeting of the UN Commission on Women (CSW) in New York on 10 March.
March 15, 2023, Current debate
Date and time: 8 Mar, 17:45 - 19:30
Are you wondering how to succeed in the development industry and what stands out in your CV? Are you thinking about what it is like to work abroad or with aid? Or are you just in awe of women taking their place in an otherwise male-dominated world? Either way, this is an event for you. In the spirit of International Women's Day, […]
February 28, 2023, Calendar, Local group, Seminars, Educational activity
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
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
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
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
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