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 […]

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July 14, 2020, Guest chronicle

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 […]

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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: Nora 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