Date and time: 23 May, 18:00 - 19:00
Link to registration » Genital mutilation of girls and women is done to control girls' and women's bodies and sexuality. It has to do with, among other things, the notion that men's and families' honor is linked to women's and girls' sexual behavior. Genital mutilation of girls and women involves removing or damaging smaller or […]
May 12, 2023, Calendar, Seminars
Date and time: 16 May, 18:00 - 19:30
In connection with the Taliban's takeover of power in Afghanistan in 2021, girls and women's right to education has been increasingly restricted. Today, only 20 percent of the country's women are estimated to be literate, and education beyond grade 6 is largely prohibited for girls. At the same time, girls' school education is characterized by strict rules regarding dress codes and [...]
May 5, 2023, Calendar, Local group, Seminars, Educational activity
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 November, the International Center for Local Democracy (ICLD) concluded the 2022 round of the Women's Leadership Program. The final workshop was held in Kigali, Rwanda. In the picture, this year's participants can be seen together with the Swedish politicians who through Sweden's Municipalities and Regions (SKR) are mentors in the program, as well as Rwanda's Minister for Gender Equality Jeannette Bayisenge and Sweden's ambassador to Rwanda Johanna Teague. Photo: ICLD.
Of: Agnes Durbeej-Hjalt
Every year, the International Center for Local Democracy (ICLD) organizes a leadership program for women in local political positions of power in low- and middle-income countries. The aim is to strengthen women in their leadership role to contribute to the development of local democracy. Development magazine has interviewed Anne Scheffer Leander, responsible for the program, about how the promotion of local democracy actually works in practice.
January 23, 2023, Interview
Maja Magnusson, press officer and information officer at Svalorna Latinamerika, is concerned that reduced aid and scrapped feminist foreign policy could affect gender equality work in Latin America. Photo: Swallows Latin America.
Of: Vilma Ellemark
The new direction of Swedish foreign policy has caused concern among many organizations that work with global development issues. - We are worried about severe cuts, says Maja Magnusson, press officer and information officer at Svalorna Latin America.
December 9, 2022, Interview
Water related challenges constitute some of the biggest challenges the world is facing today, and the global water crisis is not gender neutral. But water diplomacy, defined as cooperation over the management and safeguarding of shared water resources, has the potential to contribute to an equitable, peaceful and sustainable solution, states LM International in a debate article. Photo from Niamey, Niger. Photographer: Torleif Svensson.
Of: Florien van Weerelt and Isabella Olsson
Access to safe water and sanitation has been recognized as both a human rights under international law and an important objective for the international community through its inclusion in the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Equitable access to water contributes to the achievement of key objectives, including gender equality, climate resilience, and peace and security.
December 1, 2022, Debate, English
Date and time: 12 Dec, 13:15 - 15:00
To report » On September 13, 2022, Mahsa Jina Amini was arrested by Iranian morality police as they believed she was wearing the veil improperly. A few days later she dies in hospital. The death of Mahsa Jina Amini is the starting point for the protests against the forced veil in Iran. FUF welcomes you to a seminar on the protests in Iran […]
December 1, 2022, Calendar, Seminars
Several debaters urge the new foreign minister Tobias Billström (M) that Sweden should continue to lead the way for global equality. In the picture, he can be seen at Almedal Week 2018. Photo: Politikerveckan Almedalen. Source: Flickr.
Of: Agnes Durbeej-Hjalt and Sidra Amir
The new government's foreign and aid policy continues to create debate. China's increasingly authoritarian rule and Great Britain's new prime minister have also sparked reactions on Swedish debate and editorial pages.
October 31, 2022, Current debate
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