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
Women's rights are threatened in Poland. Photo: Arewicz / Category: Łódź / 2016 April 1-10
Of: Julia Thalin
Last week, the Polish Constitutional Court ruled that abortion of fetuses with serious birth defects is contrary to the Polish constitution. The decision opens up for further tightening of the law, which in practice means a total ban on abortion. Thousands of Poles and international actors condemn the decision.
October 26, 2020, News
Of: Jennifer Vidmo
Covid-19 has left female farmers around the world in debt and hungry, while at greater risk of being subjected to violence, abuse and harassment. Many of them can not even afford seeds for the coming season. Without more local initiatives where the rights, needs and capacities of women farmers are made visible, a dangerous spiral of growing hunger and poverty risks taking off, ActionAid Sweden writes on World Hunger Day.
October 16, 2020, Analysis
Photo: Photographer: Özge Sebzeci, www.flickr.com/photos/condevcenter/33397032776/sizes/l/
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
Global Gender Response Tracker shows that countries' actions under the corona do not meet women's needs. Photo: Pixabay.
Of: Hillevi Axelsson
The needs of women and girls are overlooked during the corona pandemic, according to a UN analysis. Only 12 percent of the world's countries have taken sufficient measures to meet the needs of women.
October 2, 2020, News
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
There is a lot left in the fight for gender equality, both in Sweden and in the world. It writes Centerkvinnornas Susanne von Tiedemann. Photo: Pablo Valerio / Pixabay
Of: Susanne von Tiedemann
Va? What did you say, do you work for a women's union? Excuse me, but are women's unions really needed? Sweden is equal. Quite often I am met by that reaction when I tell where I work. I am the general secretary of the Center Women, the Center Party's women's union. I usually answer that as long as there are gender-related injustices that affect women, conscious special organization is needed in […]
March 4, 2020, Guest chronicle
Women and girls are often seen as instruments for creating everything from economic development to a better climate. Guest columnist Julia Schalk thinks that we should stop putting all the world's problems on the shoulders of women and girls. Photo: Connor Ashleigh / AusAID (CC BY 2.0)
Of: Julia Schalk
There is nothing women and girls, as collectives and individuals, should not be able to do. Do we want economic development? Invest in women, they distribute income more long-term (children's education). Reduced carbon emissions? Give women contraception so they give birth to fewer children (reduced population growth). Peace? Include women in peace negotiations. Fewer teenage pregnancies? Sex education for girls so they learn […]
October 11, 2019, Guest chronicle
Iraqi law gives women many rights, but in practice it looks different.
Of: Clara Strömberg
Iraq has long been marked by conflict and is today facing a recovery process after large parts of the country were occupied by the terrorist organization Islamic State. Katarina Carlberg from Kvinna till Kvinna talks about the current situation for women in Iraq.
March 21, 2019, Interview
Indian voters read newspapers during an election rally. Photo: Al Jazeera English (CC BY-SA 2.0).
Of: Gina Manzizila, Hélène Boethius and Lena Islander
Saturday, September 8, celebrates International Literacy Day worldwide. Illiteracy is one of the main causes of poverty. Despite this, Swedish development assistance fails to focus on illiteracy, writes the organization ALEF.
September 7, 2018, Debate