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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
Of: Frida Åberg
In connection with Europe Day on 9 May, EU cooperation became the topic of the week. A number of debaters mentioned that solidarity between member states is currently being tested - both by the corona pandemic and by a lack of respect for human rights in, for example, Poland and Hungary. Other topics that were debated were global trade and women's rights.
May 14, 2020, Current debate
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
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
Of: Petra Tötterman Andorff
Despite huge sums of money, the large financial institutions - such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund - lack both gender glasses and an understanding of civil society. Now we have to make them aware of their shortcomings, writes Petra Tötterman Andorff on Kvinna till kvenna.
April 23, 2020, Debate
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
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
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
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
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