Sweden in unique global cooperation for gender equality

Two global forums are taking place this year to promote gender equality. Photo: Montanasuffragettes, Wikimedia Commons

Of: Jennie Aradszky

One year later than planned, the global gathering Generation Equality Forum took place in Mexico City. For three days, representatives from governments, companies and civil society gathered to develop concrete action plans to achieve gender equality, which will have effects within five years. Sweden has played an active role as a leader of a focus group on economic equality within the forum.

April 21, 2021, News

Environmentally friendly grills give women economic autonomy in Kenya

Rachel Mwamghuda's daughter Serena 5 years old can go to school thanks to the jiko project in Kenya. Photo: Jan-Åke Thorell

Of: Jan-Åke Thorell

Cooking in Kenya takes up a lot of time. Most people use charcoal, which is also costly and dangerous to health. But a new project with environmentally friendly stoves in Kenya could be the solution. The savings can pay the school fee for a child for a whole year.

- It is absolutely fantastic, says Rachel Mwamghuda in Voi, Kenya.

December 17, 2018, FUF-correspondents

Development - so much more than numbers and economic growth

Of: Nikolina Stålhand

I understand that it is important for donors, taxpayers and other funders of aid and development projects to be able to see a measurable difference in the money spent. Despite this, it can sometimes be difficult to quantitatively measure all types of change. Social aspects such as increased self-confidence, mental support or new friends may not always […]

June 11, 2018, FUF-correspondents