The violence in the Central African Republic has caused large flows of refugees to Cameroon, among others. UN Women has worked to support the women affected by the crisis with financial and social assistance. Pictured: UN Women and their partner organizations' staff during a meeting for women in a refugee camp in Cameroon. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown. Source: Flickr.
Of: Axel Selin
This year, more people than ever are affected by humanitarian crises. Women and girls are the ones most affected. With it, there are ways to support women and girls affected by crisis - for example through education and protection at the beginning of a crisis.
July 12, 2023, Report
Date and time: 23 May, 18:00 - 19:00
Link to registration » Genital mutilation of girls and women is done to control girls' and women's bodies and sexuality. It has to do with, among other things, the notion that men's and families' honor is linked to women's and girls' sexual behavior. Genital mutilation of girls and women involves removing or damaging smaller or […]
May 12, 2023, Calendar, Seminars
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
A new UN commission has tried to point out a path towards a world where everyone has the opportunity to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. This is written by Hans Linde, union chairman at RFSU and member of the UN commission. Pictured: Demonstration for the right to abortion in Argentina. Photo: ProtoplasmaKid. Source: Wikimedia commons.
Of: Hans Linde
Large parts of the world's population have little opportunity to make decisions about their own body and sexuality, despite the fact that the world's countries have time and again set ambitious goals. It is not difficult to see challenges, while a series of advances show that change is possible. A new UN commission has tried to point out a path towards a world where everyone has the opportunity to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. It writes Hans Linde, union chairman at RFSU and member of the UN commission.
December 21, 2022, Guest chronicle
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 […]
November 11, 2022, Calendar, Local group, Educational activity
The purpose of the feminist foreign policy has been to raise the ambition for the global work with women's rights. Now Sweden's new government chooses to drop the term feminist foreign policy. Image from Hingoli, India. Photo: Amol Sonar. Source: Unsplash.
Of: Ella Sjöbeck
In October 2014, Sweden became the first country in the world to present a feminist foreign policy. Eight years later, the concept will be abolished. It confirms that newly appointed Foreign Minister Tobias Billström (M). But what has feminist foreign policy really meant? What results has it produced so far? And what happens to foreign policy now? The development magazine clears up your doubts.
November 2, 2022, Development magazine explains
Date and time: 31 May, 17:30 - 18:30
Join The Hunger Project and The Swedish development forum (FUF) for an After Work at Whippet Lab - Social justice Club, to listen to Irene Naikaali Ssentongo who is in Sweden this week for the Stockholm + 50 conference from Uganda. Irene works with a focus on empowering women in Uganda and her work has ranged from […]
May 23, 2022, English, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast
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
Contraceptives that work for several years and can be hidden, such as IUDs, can give women greater freedom. Photo: Donna G, Flickr
Of: Molly Jerlstrom
In Zambia, a quarter of women in need of family planning do not have access to it. Despite challenges with stigma and a lack of information, great progress is being made that gives women new opportunities and conditions in life. The development magazine has met Linnéa Wallén, who has visited Zambia to study gynecology in the country.
December 11, 2019, Interview
Statue depicting a mourning angel. Photo: Maggyona, Pixabay.
Of: Harmat Frigyes
More and more cases of sexual misconduct by Catholic officials against nuns are coming to light. As voices for equality within the world's largest religious organization are getting louder than ever, the Catholic Church is once again in controversy.
April 10, 2019, Article, English, Magazine