Swedish arms trade makes it more difficult for civil societies

Of: Annie Matundu Mbambi, Annika Skogar, Ayo Ayoola-Amale, Edwick Madzimure, Micheline Muzaneza, Pascasie Barampama and Sylvie Ndongmo

Democratic space is shrinking and voices are being silenced. Around the world, freedom of expression has become increasingly threatened. Now Sweden must take its responsibility and stop exporting weapons to countries that imprison human rights activists and restrict freedom of assembly, writes the International Women's Union for Peace and Freedom.

June 20, 2017, Debate

Women's organizations key to gender equality in Burma

Of: Jenny Hedström and Johanna Kvist

In recent years, Burma has opened up to the outside world, but women are still excluded from political contexts. It is crucial for the country's continued democratic development to strengthen the rights of girls and women. Sweden should therefore increase support for the local women's organizations whose gender equality work has already led to real change, write Jenny Hedström and Johanna Kvist from the Swedish Burma Committee.

March 16, 2017, Debate

Stop shopping at the expense of women

Of: AnnCathrine Carlsson, Magdalena Hansen, Maria Lövström, Mona Bengtsson, Nicolas Berglund and Songul Can

Fair trade strengthens women's position and autonomy and thus contributes to the implementation of Agenda 2030. The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) is proof that fair trade is possible. It is time to break unsustainable trade patterns if we want women's rights to be respected, several WFTO players in Sweden write.

March 8, 2017, Debate

Swedish arms exports - an obstacle to feminist foreign policy

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