The right to a safe and legal abortion is far from obvious today, and in some parts of the world the trend is going backwards. About 95 percent of all unsafe abortions are carried out in Latin America, Africa and South and West Asia, according to Doctors Without Borders. On December 12 at 17.30 FUF's local group Stockholm Södra invites you to […]
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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