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
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 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 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
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
July 11, 2023, Guest analysis
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
Date and time: 16 May, 18:00 - 19:30
In connection with the Taliban's takeover of power in Afghanistan in 2021, girls and women's right to education has been increasingly restricted. Today, only 20 percent of the country's women are estimated to be literate, and education beyond grade 6 is largely prohibited for girls. At the same time, girls' school education is characterized by strict rules regarding dress codes and [...]
May 5, 2023, Calendar, Local group, Seminars, Educational activity
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
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
in Australia the most disadvantaged group is i . 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
Several debaters demand that Sweden immediately introduce a ban on international surrogate arrangements. Photo: Tumisu. Source: Pixabay.
Of: Ellen Norman
About 30 debaters wants to ban international surrogacy arrangements. They believe that Swedish citizens take advantage of vulnerable women in poor countries. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has also been discussed during the past week - and Aftonbladet's editorial writer mean to the West should do more to support Ukraine.
April 24, 2023, Current debate
Paul Rusesabagina was released from prison in Rwanda at the end of March, where he was sentenced despite his denial of terrorist offences. He has now been allowed to return to his family, who have been living in the United States for some time now. Image: ABC Reconciliation Forum. Source: Flickr.
Of: Agnes Durbeej-Hjalt
At the end of March, government critic Paul was released Rusesabagina, who is portrayed in the film Hotel Rwanda, suddenly from prison. He was convicted in 2021 over his denials of sponsoring rebel groups that carried out deadly attacks in the country, but the trial has been criticized by several countries and human rights organizations for being politically motivated. Now Paul has Rusesabagina allowed to return to his family in the United States – but at the price of a promise that stop get involved in Rwandan politics.
April 18, 2023, News