The global work for increased gender equality - From theory to practice

Date and time: 16 Oct, 16:00 - 17:00

Increased gender equality is one of the 17 global goals in the UN Agenda 2030. What does this really mean and why is it important? What does an equal world look like and how can we get there? How is gender equality work affected in times where a global pandemic dominates? How can we go from theory to practice? FUF invites you to online calls […]

June 1, 2020, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast

Taboos around menstruation hinder development and gender equality

Girls holding a menstrual cup

Lack of good menstrual protection - like menstrual cups - means that many girls in Zimbabwe stay home from school when they are menstruating. Photo: Annika Liwendahl

Of: Angelica Broman and Annika Liwendahl

“When I had to go to the toilet at school, I waited until everyone had left the classroom. Then I stood up and checked for spots you know, the situation was just so uncomfortable ". It is one of the participants in a study on how menstruation affects girls' ability to participate in school education in Zimbabwe as […]

May 13, 2020, Guest chronicle

Debaters warn of violence and oppression in the wake of the coronation

When schools are closed around the world, the risk of girls being exposed to violence increases, Plan International writes in a debate article.

Of: Ina Carlsson

The corona virus is still a common thread in the media's opinion pages, but in the last week the debate has been less about the disease itself and more about how the measures affect democracy and human rights. Debaters have, among other things, warned of increased violence against girls and human rights defenders.

April 29, 2020, Current debate

Progress on the rights of indigenous women may be lost in Bolivia

Bolivia's indigenous women have gained a much better position in society during Evo Morale's time in power, writes Emil Wenlöf. Photo: Soman (CC BY-SA) and private

Of: Emil Wenlöf

The situation of women in Bolivia has improved markedly over the last thirteen years. Discriminatory laws have been changed and, for the first time in history, indigenous women have taken seats in parliament and in many other public posts. But since November, the country has had a controversial interim president who changes politics and makes racist statements against the country's indigenous peoples. The concern is great among many of the country's indigenous peoples and women.

April 15, 2020, Guest chronicle

Chilean women find it more difficult to mobilize in the corona crisis

Feminist demonstration in Chile

Before the corona crisis, lots of women were out demonstrating for gender equality in Chile. Photo: Carlos Punto Pizarro

Of: Julia Spaton Goppers

One month ago, more than a million Chilean women gathered on the streets of the capital, Santiago. They demonstrated against sexual violence and for economic reforms in the country. But now the coronavirus has increased domestic violence - and the mobilization for gender equality has become more difficult.

April 9, 2020, News

Men in focus when violence against women is to be combated

In some countries, up to 70 percent of women are exposed to physical and / or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some point. Photo: Unsplash

Of: Noora Grari

One in three women in the world is ever exposed to gender-based violence, according to statistics from the World Bank. Due to isolation during the corona pandemic, there are many indications that men's violence against women is now increasing. According to the organization Make Equal, we must focus on the perpetrators in order for the violence to decrease.

April 7, 2020, Report

Free menstrual protection will get more girls to go to school

Menstrual protection and education

Having access to menstrual protection is a prerequisite for many girls to go to school when they are menstruating. Photo: Marco verch CC BY 2.0 and Tamarcus Brown / Unsplash

Of: Nagaad Kadir Abdimaxmud

Scotland may become the first country in the world where menstrual protection is free for all women. Parliament has voted in favor of a law to reduce menstrual poverty and get all girls to go to school - even when they are menstruating.

April 1, 2020, News

Mexican women demand change

Demonstration against the murder of Ingrid Escamilla in Mexico

The murder of Ingrid Escamilla affected many in Mexico. Photo: ProtoplasmaKid

Of: Beatrice Hugosson

Two brutal murders of women in February were the starting shot for the ongoing demonstrations in Mexico. Gender-based murder of women is a growing problem in the country. Activists are now trying to get the president, the media and society to take responsibility.

March 19, 2020, News