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Of: Dereje Wordofa
Since August 2017, hundreds of thousands of people from the Rohingya ethnic group in Myanmar have been forced to flee to Bangladesh. The lack of sexual and reproductive health care in the refugee camps makes women and girls particularly vulnerable. Joint efforts are needed to ensure that no one is left out, writes Dereje Wordofa at the UN Population Fund, UNFPA.
August 28, 2018, Debate
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Of: Isabella Lövin
The Green Party stands for a large and effective aid where the resources benefit the most vulnerable people. International development cooperation is vital, at the same time as the work for a sustainable world cannot and should not depend on development aid. All parts of society must deliver if we are to succeed, writes the Green Party's spokesperson Isabella Lövin.
August 20, 2018, Debate
Of: Niclas Lindgren et al.
Men's power and norms around masculinity and violence must be questioned. In a world where religion plays a major role in people's life choices and behaviors, a theology that contributes to a changed masculinity is therefore needed. If we work together with the global church movement, the opportunities for change increase in depth, write representatives of the Pentecostal Mission's development cooperation, PMU.
June 27, 2018, Debate
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Of: Kerstin Lundgren
Individuals' freedom to decide over their own lives forms the basis of the world the Center Party wants to see. That is why we stand up for the XNUMX% target in development aid, prioritize the poorest countries and want more money to go to local actors who know their communities. Local and equal participation is crucial for development, writes the Center Party's foreign policy spokesperson Kerstin Lundgren.
June 11, 2018, Debate
Of: Molly Jerlström and Amanda Zuñiga Svensson
Menstruation has long been a taboo subject. The FUF magazine met Madeleine Fogde, program manager at SIANI. The bailiff has followed the development on the subject during his work to adapt toilets to girls' needs and to inform about menstruation and menstrual protection. We are met by Madeleine Fogde's energy when we step into an unassuming office in the Garrison on Östermalm. […]
May 31, 2018, Interview
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Of: Yasmine Posio Nilsson
The goal of the Left Party is a fair world order where common resources exist for all of us, not just for a few. That is why we want to pursue a policy where power and resources are redistributed, where women are included in all forms of decision-making processes and where at least one percent of Sweden's gross national income goes to development assistance, writes Member of Parliament Yasmine Posio Nilsson.
May 28, 2018, Debate
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Of: Agnes Hellström
Foreign Minister Margot Wallström says in an interview in Svenska Dagbladet that she does not understand how arms exports to countries such as the Philippines concern feminist foreign policy. There are many examples that explain how Swedish arms exports affect women's rights, resources and influence, writes Agnes Hellström at Svenska Freds.
May 9, 2018, Debate
Of: Kawinzi Muiu
Gender equality and the elimination of hunger are closely linked. Women and girls play a crucial role in rural development, but are hindered by structural barriers. Working with a gender perspective in conflict situations increases the effectiveness of development assistance efforts. That is why it is important to put women and gender equality at the center of humanitarian aid and development cooperation, writes Kawinzi Muiu, director of the gender department at the UN's World Food Program (WFP).
April 16, 2018, Debate
Of: Christina Heilborn
All over the world, adults marry with children, even though it violates the fundamental rights of the child. Marriage often involves lifelong suffering. Therefore, attitudes must change and legislation tightened - we know that it can lead to a positive change, writes Christina Heilborn at UNICEF Sweden.
April 10, 2018, Debate
Of: Agnes Björn, Diana Trimino, Marianne Eriksson and Melanie Ward
Teenage girls are an extra vulnerable group in conflicts and natural disasters. They risk getting married and being abused or trafficked. Yet they are often forgotten in humanitarian aid. The International Rescue Committee and Plan International Sweden therefore call on the Swedish government to make specific initiatives for teenage girls in crisis and conflict.
July 6, 2017, Debate