Of: ANITA KLUM, Annika Schabbauer, Eva Zetterberg, Frida Wallander and Stina Larsson
Today, half of the world's population is excluded from peace processes. Women are excluded from both mediation and decisions on peace and security. To achieve lasting peace, women need to be included and have power in peace processes, write five representatives of Operation 1325.
December 15, 2015, Debate
Of: Ellen Söderstrom
It is becoming increasingly recognized that climate change affects men and women in different ways. Women are often seen as the most vulnerable and climate efforts are directed at them. But it is important to see that men and masculinity are also strongly affected by climate change, thinks Ellen Söderström, who has written an essay on the subject.
November 17, 2015, Debate
Of: ANITA KLUM, Annika Schabbauer and Eva Zetterberg
Today it is 15 years since the UN adopted Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. Peace and women's organizations have benefited greatly from it, but they are still facing a lot of opposition. Now we demand quotas and more resources for women's representation, write three representatives of Operation 1325.
October 31, 2015, Debate
Of: Gabriella Irsten
Sweden must stop patting itself on the shoulder and become more self-critical. It is time to see the problems that Swedish arms exports create, not least for women around the world. Make feminist foreign policy a reality and abolish Swedish arms exports, writes Gabriella Irsten, an expert on disarmament and security issues.
October 20, 2015, Debate
Of: Kristina Ljungros and Maria Andersson
If one seriously believes in the EU as a global player for freedom, justice and human rights, one must also stand up for abortion rights in the EU. To duck with reference to the principle of subsidiarity does not hold RFSU believes. Courage, clarity and knowledge are now required more than ever.
June 13, 2014, Debate
Of: Charlotte Petri Gornitzka
The fact that women are not allowed to control their own bodies is not only an abuse but also a major obstacle to fighting poverty in the world. Sex education in schools, access to contraception and safe abortions are a matter of course for us in the Nordic countries, but inaccessible to many fellow sisters in the south. Through our own experience, we know that gender equality provides growth and prosperity and now we can share both these experiences and this prosperity through the Swedish gender equality assistance. It writes Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, CEO of Sida
June 12, 2014, Debate
Of: Linnéa Engström
The climate issue and the fight for gender equality are intimately linked. With today's economic thinking, both are seen as a negative cost that hinders growth. Something as basic as clean air, clean water and a non-toxic environment for our children should be considered as basic rules of the game for our market economy. But this is where our current economic system went wrong and now we are here with the result and facing an economic, ecological and social catastrophe. That is the opinion of Linnéa Engström, candidate for the European Parliament for the Green Party.
May 15, 2014, Debate
Of: Lena Ag
The strong individual focus on the development assistance policy platform raises questions about the implementation of the structural changes required to combat poverty, which even today mainly affect the world's women. That is the opinion of Lena Ag, Secretary General of Kvinna till Kvinna
March 8, 2014, Debate
Of: Anna Liljelund Hedqvist, Catherine Schmitz, Chris Coulter and Jessica Rothman
Much work remains to be done in practice to integrate gender equality work throughout Swedish development assistance. Concrete improvements can be made in the planning, implementation and follow-up of development assistance to achieve the Swedish goals of increased gender equality. Lessons must be learned but also applied in practice, write four representatives of InDevelop, who in a new thread invite to give concrete examples of successes and challenges for gender equality work in development assistance.
March 19, 2013, Debate