The demonstrations in Nigeria - more than protests against police violence

Photo: Paul Becker / Becker1999, flickr.com.

Of: Mimmi Thor

In the past month, tens of thousands of people have demonstrated in Nigeria's capital Abuja and the trade hub of Lagos. The protests go by the name EndSars and are aimed at the police unit Special Anti-Robbery Squad which has been accused of violent methods and corruption. The development magazine has talked to Leah Okenwa Emegwa, associate professor of public health science at the University of the Red Cross and originally from Nigeria, about the situation.

November 23, 2020, Interview

Women's participation in peace negotiations needs to increase

Caption: Women to Women's partner organization Iraqi Women's League demonstrates for women's rights in (city) Najaf (southern Iraq). Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna

Of: Petra Tötterman Andorff

20 years ago, the pioneering resolution 1325 on women, peace and security was adopted by the UN Security Council. The resolution has led to some progress for the women of the world, but more work is needed to increase women's opportunities to participate and gain real influence in more ways in society.

November 11, 2020, Guest chronicle

Can digital development alleviate the consequences of pandemics for marginalized groups? 

Digital development is predicted to alleviate the consequences of pandemics for vulnerable groups. It requires states to work to ensure that access to connectivity is equal and inclusive. Photo: Pixabay / Myriams_Fotos.

Of: Björn Luthander

Digital development is increasingly highlighted as an effective way to deal with the pandemic. Especially in international development cooperation. But a non-inclusive transition risks increasing the digital exclusion of marginalized groups. 

November 5, 2020, Analysis

Turkey is considering leaving the Council of Europe Convention on Violence against Women

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Of: Julia Thalin

Reports of increased violence against women in Turkey and the murder of 27-year-old Pinar Gültekins this summer have created major protests. Nevertheless, President Erdoğan and the conservative AKP are considering abandoning the Council of Europe Convention on Violence against Women.

October 13, 2020, News

Cultural expression is not a matter of course for everyone

Mehdi rajabian setar مهدی رجبیان سه تار نوازی. Jpg "by Mif.dang. CC Search.

Of: Isabelle Hed

In repressive regimes, cultural expression can have devastating consequences. Composer Mehdi Rajabian has been arrested for the third time due to the Iranian regime's disapproval of his music. Privileged countries must act on the basis of their assigned rights and freedoms for those living under tyranny and oppression.

September 25, 2020, Chronicle

Indigenous peoples in Peru are fighting for their rights

In the mountain village of Umachulco in Peru, women work together to strengthen their rights. Photo: Louise Gripenberg.

Of: Louise Gripenberg

In the mountain village of Umachulco in southern Peru, women have joined a national women's indigenous organization called Femucarinap. They work to increase the community and strengthen their rights, which has led to increased hope for a vulnerable people.

September 17, 2020, Chronicle

Women's rights must not be overshadowed

While all focus is on the coronavirus, women's vulnerability is greater than in a long time in large parts of the world. Photo: Jeyaratnam Caniceus / Pixabay

Of: Charlotte isaksson

For women's rights, the covid-19 pandemic could not have come at a worse time. 2020 would be the year when two important anniversaries were celebrated. The 25 years that have passed since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Gender Equality in 1995, and the fact that it is 20 years since UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security was adopted unanimously […]

July 14, 2020, Guest chronicle

DARE to stand up against sexual violence

Date and time: 1 July, 12:00

The fear of being subjected to sexual violence is something that limits the living space of women and non-binaries. The macho culture is destructive and even men suffer from it. In order to break norms and change a deep-rooted structure, everyone in society must be helped. How do we find the courage to stand up to sexual violence? We'll talk about that […]

June 26, 2020, Seminars, Webcast