Of: Maria Andersson
By 2030, everyone will have access to contraception. The world leaders have promised that. But it is not enough to just ensure distribution and infrastructure. People must be given power and the right to decide over their own bodies. So far, more than 225 million people lack contraceptives, writes Maria Andersson, Secretary General of RFSU, the Swedish Association for Sexual Enlightenment.
October 11, 2016, Debate
Of: ANITA KLUM, Annika Schabbauer, Eva Zetterberg, Frida Wallander and Stina Larsson
Today, half of the world's population is excluded from peace processes. Women are excluded from both mediation and decisions on peace and security. To achieve lasting peace, women need to be included and have power in peace processes, write five representatives of Operation 1325.
December 15, 2015, Debate
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
Of: Kristina Ljungros and Maria Andersson
If one seriously believes in the EU as a global player for freedom, justice and human rights, one must also stand up for abortion rights in the EU. To duck with reference to the principle of subsidiarity does not hold RFSU believes. Courage, clarity and knowledge are now required more than ever.
June 13, 2014, Debate
Of: Lena Ag
The strong individual focus on the development assistance policy platform raises questions about the implementation of the structural changes required to combat poverty, which even today mainly affect the world's women. That is the opinion of Lena Ag, Secretary General of Kvinna till Kvinna
March 8, 2014, Debate
Of: Carl Wahren
The publication "Swedish development cooperation 50 years" omits Sweden's unique pioneering role in population policy and family planning. To skip over Sweden's only real pioneer sector in such a publication is difficult to explain, says Carl Wahren.
March 20, 2013, Debate
Of: Anna Liljelund Hedqvist, Catherine Schmitz, Chris Coulter and Jessica Rothman
Much work remains to be done in practice to integrate gender equality work throughout Swedish development assistance. Concrete improvements can be made in the planning, implementation and follow-up of development assistance to achieve the Swedish goals of increased gender equality. Lessons must be learned but also applied in practice, write four representatives of InDevelop, who in a new thread invite to give concrete examples of successes and challenges for gender equality work in development assistance.
March 19, 2013, Debate
Of: Nordström is different
85% of the approximately 285 women who die annually from HPV-induced cervical cancer are found in the developing countries of the world. Unsafe abortions and risky births are estimated to claim the lives of 000 and 47 women each year. Only 000-300% of women in developing countries have access to long-acting contraceptives, writes the government's ambassador for global health, Anders Nordström, due to two new, global launches of HPV vaccines and long-acting contraceptives in the work to reach MDG 000 and 1.
March 8, 2013, Debate