Educating the mothers of today and the future is a way to reduce female genital mutilation. Pictured: Campaign in Somalia against female genital mutilation - which is a widespread problem in the country. Photo: AU UN IST PHOTO / David Mutua. Source: Flickr.
Of: Fanny Andersson
The pandemic has caused female genital mutilation to increase again in several parts of the world. Using various methods, activists from Egypt, Somalia and Guinea are fighting to spread knowledge about female genital mutilation and overcome the problem.
March 18, 2022, News
Studies show that access to a midwife during pregnancy and childbirth saves lives. Photo: Flickr.
Of: Jonna Erdos
Several bodies report that maternity care as well as other bodies for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) have suffered in the crisis. Sweden has a long tradition of promoting the role of the midwife. The serious international situation requires further efforts to meet the global need for 900 more midwives, reports UNFPA.
June 22, 2021, Report
The corona pandemic has created a shortage of contraceptives and poorer access to abortion. Photo: Lorie Shaull and the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition
Of: Nora Grari
Unsafe abortions, lack of contraception, canceled sex education and deteriorating maternity care. These are some of the consequences of the corona pandemic. Millions of girls and women around the world can suffer from unwanted pregnancies and deaths.
May 12, 2020, Report
Hundreds of thousands of people have demonstrated for free abortion around Argentina since 2017. Photo: Lara Va (CC BY-SA)
Of: Rosemary Wolf
In Argentina, women are only allowed to have an abortion when their lives are in danger or when they have been abused. But after massive demonstrations, the Argentine president is expected to present a bill on free abortion. Something that could lead to a turnaround throughout South America.
April 30, 2020, News
Electrification can be the key to achieving most of the goals in Agenda 2030, according to this week's debaters, when the focus is on inequality in the world.
Of: Amanda Wibne Romild
Last week, the UN Development Program (UNDP) published a report on human development, which begins with “Inequality. Evidence is everywhere ”. This has resulted in this week's debate focusing on the causes of inequalities and demands for change in Swedish development aid policy.
December 17, 2019, Current debate
In recent months, Sida and Swedish development assistance have received harsh criticism on Swedish opinion pages.
Of: Amanda Wibne Romild
The debate about corruption and poor control of Swedish development assistance continues in Swedish newspapers. Svenska dagbladet's guest writer demands an aid preparation and the Sweden Democrats demand clearer demands for aid recipients. At the same time, other debaters are expressing concern about increased opposition to sexual rights in many countries around the world.
November 14, 2019, Current debate
Women demonstrate for equality and the right to free abortion in Los Angeles, USA. Photo: Larissa Puro
Of: Molly Jerlstrom
All political issues follow the times. One issue that has definitely done so is the right to free abortion - sometimes controversial, sometimes forgotten and taken for granted. The scope of the issue in the debate varies greatly, especially in the high-income countries where free abortion is part of the legislation. Once the issue of abortion is put on the agenda, […]
October 23, 2019, Chronicle
Menstruation, pregnancy and women's bodies contain many taboos in Tanzania. But there are organizations that work to get rid of such stigmas. Photo: Elin Bergenlöv
Of: Elin Bergenlöv
Studying something in a place where the subject is associated with shame and silence is a challenge. For ten weeks I have studied menstruation as an obstacle to women's social participation. I have understood the meaning of a culture of silence and how prominent a stigma can be. Around the world there is a tangible stigma that every person with […]
June 4, 2019, FUF-correspondents
After much fighting by civil society, violence against women has been banned in Tunisia.
Of: Patricia Grundberg
In Tunisia, almost half of all women are exposed to violence. Until recently, violence was not illegal, but after a fierce struggle, the country has now banned gender-based violence. Tunisia's work to establish national support for the law can stand as an example for other countries, writes Patricia Grundberg at the UN Population Fund UNFPA.
November 27, 2018, Debate
We need to remember history to stop today's threat to democracy, writes Anders Lindberg in Aftonbladet. Here is a memorial site after the massacre in Srebrenica in Bosnia in 1995. Photo: Jolle Visset (CC BY 2.0)
Of: Maja Sundstrand
Last week's debate spreads uneasily between several areas related to global developments - from environmental issues in international trade to antibiotic resistance. But what dominates the debate are issues that connect scars from the past and contemporary threats to democracy and human rights.
November 14, 2018, Current debate