On December 14 at At 17.30, the FUF's local group in Gothenburg invites you to a discussion evening about the protests in Iran, which have the slogan "woman, life, freedom". The local group will begin with a short presentation of the country's history and significant events from 1950 to the present day. After that, we watch SVT's Foreign Office episode "Anger in Iran" together. After the episode [...]
Of: Elianne Kjellman
One of the bloodiest conflicts of the 2000st century has been fought in Ethiopia since November 2020. A solution has seemed far away. But in early November came the surprising announcement that a ceasefire had been reached. Liisa Laakso, Senior Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, explains how the friction between the Ethiopian state and the People's Liberation Front in Tigray led to war - and how they have managed to reach a ceasefire.
December 2, 2022, Interview
Of: Fredrik Govenius
The dropping of Sweden's one percent target for aid has been debated in several Swedish media over the past week. The protests in Iran have continued to be the subject of debate, for example when Ardalan Shekarabi (S) said that Sweden's government should tighten the sanctions against the country.
November 29, 2022, Current debate
In recent months, tensions between Congo-Kinshasa and Rwanda have increased. The rebel group M23 has forced hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee in the eastern part of Congo-Kinshasa. Rwanda is accused of its denial of sponsoring the rebels, but the conflict between the countries has roots far back in time.
November 28, 2022, Development magazine explains
After the genocide in 1994, Rwanda has been praised by the outside world for its, above all economic, recovery. But new research shows several disturbing aspects with the country's annual commemoration period. Rwandans are forced to remember the genocide in exactly the ways of thinking that caused the genocide - that one ethnic group is superior to another, according to researcher Gretchen Baldwin. And Hon believes that it is a way for the government to retain power.
November 25, 2022, Interview
Mahdieh Golroo will talk about what is happening in Iran right now - the protests against the Islamic regime and the fight for women's rights - as well as her own history and experiences as an Iranian journalist and women's rights activist. Date and time: 30 November 2022 at 17.00-18.00.
Of: Liljan Daoud
The protests in Iran, sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Jhinas Amini in police custody, have spread across the country. By the end of October, 234 people had died in connection with the protests in Iran, according to Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO). The human rights organization Amnesty describes a culture of impunity in the country, where the security forces can kill, torture and abuse - without being punished for it. - The situation in Iran is extremely serious, says Maja Åberg, policy advisor at Amnesty International Sweden.
November 8, 2022, Interview
Of: Jonathan Lamy
To quell the protests after mahsa Aminis death, the Iranian regime restricts the local population's access to the Internet. Several social media platforms are now completely blocked and vthe owners around the blockades are few, but tech company and non-profit organizations work to maintain communication with the outside world.
November 3, 2022, Development magazine explains
Of: Gudrun Brunegård
Standing up for the one percent goal, women's education and poverty reduction are some of several attributes that characterize the Christian Democrats' development aid policy. With democracy as the highest guarantor of peace, values such as human rights must be defended in the world through Swedish development assistance. It writes Gudrun Brunegård, bdevelopment policy spokesperson within the Christian Democrats.
July 2, 2022, Debate
Date and time: 5 July, 18:00 - 18:55
War, human rights abuses, exploitation of children and people living in vulnerability, environmental degradation and oppression - the symptoms of the world's horrors are many. Is evil a driving force or factor behind the horrors that humans expose each other and nature to? What if we could vaccinate away evil, like a virus? How would this go to […]