Reduced international support for Rohingya – despite worsening situation

In Kutupalong, which is the world's largest refugee camp, almost a million Rohingya refugees live today, waiting for a safe return to their homeland Myanmar. The refugees lack work permits in Bangladesh and are therefore dependent on international humanitarian aid. Photo: Captain Raju. Source: Wikimedia commons.

Of: Adam hansen

The situation is uncertain for Rthe ohingya people in Southeast Asia. The vital humanitarian assistance has been reduced to the refugee camps in Bangladesh, where close to a million rohingy is located. At the same time, violence is escalating in the homeland of Myanmar, which threatens the uncertain future of the ethnic group.  

March 5, 2024, Report

Two voices on the situation of LGBTQ people in Uganda: "It's hell out there"

In May 2023, a strict anti-gay law came into effect in Uganda. This has drastically changed the lives of many LGBTQI people in the country, who have either had to flee there or risk facing oppression and persecution at home. Development magazine has spoken to two of them. Photo credit: John Cyprian.

Of: Ellinor Berglund

In March 2023 Uganda's parliament passed a strict bill om hharsher punishments for LGBTQI people, which The development magazine reported on. Despite international criticism, the law finally came into force in May – which has put LGBTQI people and activists in the country in an even more vulnerable position than before. Development magazine has spoken to John Cyprian and Rebecca N Naava - two ¥ Ugandan LGBTQI people who have both been affected by the change in the law. - I'm keeping my fingers crossed that LGBTQI people in Uganda will feel safe, because it's hell there out, saygives John Cyprian. 

February 5, 2024, Report

Poland after the election: The citizens' coalition's turbulent struggle for democracy

Poland is facing a change of government - but the road there is not entirely easy. Pictured: The leaders from the Citizens' Coalition are presented by Donald Tusk, former Prime Minister and President of the European Council (second person from the right). Photo: Club Lewisy. Source: Flickr.

Of: Edwin Borg

In October, the people of Poland voted for the Citizens' Coalition as the winning party. Now the parties, under the leadership of Donald Tusk, aim to end a dark chapter of gradual erosion of the country's democracy. But even if the majority is secured, a complex road ahead awaits with political uncertainty and a struggle for government power against the ruling Law and Justice party.

December 4, 2023, Development magazine explains

Carnival in Brazil raises questions about democracy and racism

Several events during the Brazilian Carnival touch on issues of democracy and racism. Ilú Obá De Min is a group of Afro-Brazilian women in São Paulo who, through their drum parade, want to maintain and spread Afro-Brazilian culture in a country where black people are often discriminated against. Photo: Carmel Kotzen and Vilma Ellemark.

Of: Vilma Ellemark

Carnival in Brazil is not just a place for partying and pickpocketing – as many associate it with. In samba parades and street parties, various social problems are raised in creative ways. - It's not just a street party. It is a force for self-expression and resistance, expresses the Afro-Brazilian organization Ilú Obá De Min in connection with its drum parade.

July 11, 2023, Report

More and more countries are building border walls - not stopping migrants

France is one of the countries that has built a border wall to prevent irregular migration and fight terrorism. Pictured: Demonstration against border controls in Calais. Photo: police62. Source: Wikimedia commons.

Of: Vendela Permat's Hammarbäck

Several countries are tightening their border controls and building border walls to reduce the influx of refugees and migrants. France is one of the countries that has built a border wall for this reason. At the same time, a study shows that border walls do not stop migration. 

July 11, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Report

The annexation of Palestine is gaining momentum in connection with Israel's new far-right government

The sheep herder Abu Ahmad has herded his sheep for decades on the same land in Ras al Tin, but as Israel annexes Palestinian land, the space he is allowed to stay is shrinking, says Rebecca Henley, a former companion in Israel and Palestine. Photo: Rebecca Henley.

Of: Rebecca Henley

The annexation of Palestine continues at full speed, at the same time that Sweden's government is sharply cutting aid to Palestine. The Palestinian feverything asks us to tell their stories, but how long can the outside world continue to turn a blind eye? This is written by Rebecca Henley, former companion in Israel and Palestine. 

July 11, 2023, Guest chronicle

Former companion: "Developments in the Jordan Valley are worrying"

A large number of new Israeli outposts in the West Bank and reclassification of land long used by Palestinians. Carl-Magnus Träff, political scientist and former companion in Israel and Palestine, believes that this is the reason why the companions are reporting more and more violations of human rights in the Jordan Valley. Pictured: The Israeli outpost near Ein Shibli. Photo: Carl-Magnus Träff. 

Of: Carl-Magnus Meeting

After being out for three months as fbrewers in Palestine and Israel can I state that the development in the Jordan Valley, on the av Israel occupied The West Bank, is worrying. New Israeli outposts and reclassification of land makes it difficult to consider what is happening as anything other than annexation. It writes Carl-Magnus Träff, political scientist and former companion. 

July 11, 2023, Guest analysis

Uganda is just the beginning of the LGBTQI resistance's mobilization

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has approved a law making it illegal to be gay. But what is happening in Uganda is not happening by chance. It is a result of the ongoing mobilization of the so-called anti-gender movement, writes Levi Karvonen, international communicator at RFSL. Photo: Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office/Anete Lusina. Source: Flickr/Pexels.

Of: Levi Karvonen

One of the harshest anti-LGBTQ bills the world has seen in a long time has now passed in Uganda. This is part of a global anti-gender movement, which is growing stronger across the African continent. At the same time that the anti-gender movement mobilizes politicians and legislators against human rights, they receive publicly funded aid from countries in the global north. This is written by Levi Karvonen, international communicator at RFSL.

June 1, 2023, Debate

Strict draft law in Uganda causes concern among LGBTQI activists

In recent years, LGBTQ people in Uganda and their supporters have started to gain more space. They have felt safe enough to, among other things, organize small pride parades and organize self-help groups, but that space is now in danger of disappearing. A new bill with tougher laws against LGBTQ rights has been passed in parliament and looks set to be approved by President Yoweri Museveni. Photo: Alisdare Hickson. Source: Flickr.

Of: Ellinor Berglund

In late March, Uganda's parliament passed one bill with tougher penalties for LGBTQI people. After the space for LGBTQI people increased under them In recent years, the situation has rapidly worsened and activists are worried about what the future holds if the president chooses to approve the bill. - I felt that my efforts and other LGBTQI people and human rights defenders' efforts went up in flames, says Maltae, program manager at LGTBQI Voices Uganda to Development magazine.

May 5, 2023, Report

Australia to vote on constitutional amendment for indigenous peoples: "Now we have the chance"

Soon, Australia will vote on increased political influence for the country's indigenous people. But according to opinion polls, a narrow majority is in favor of the constitutional amendment. Pictured: Australia's three flags – the country's national flag (left), Aboriginal flag (centre) and Torres Strait Islander flag (right). Photo: Photo: Leonard J Matthews. Source: Flickr.

Of: Signe Andersson

The indigenous peoples in Australia the most disadvantaged group is i the country and experiences, among other things, discrimination in work, healthcare and the legal system. A referendum is to be held later this year in which the population will vote for or against securing the Aboriginal and Tof the Orressund Islanders political influence in parliament. 

April 25, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Development magazine explains