Creativity improves Zambia's reproductive health care

Contraceptives that work for several years and can be hidden, such as IUDs, can give women greater freedom. Photo: Donna G, Flickr

Of: Molly Jerlström

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

The Rohingya crisis requires a special focus on women and girls

Photo: DFID - UK Department for International Development, Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Of: Dereje Wordofa

Since August 2017, hundreds of thousands of people from the Rohingya ethnic group in Myanmar have been forced to flee to Bangladesh. The lack of sexual and reproductive health care in the refugee camps makes women and girls particularly vulnerable. Joint efforts are needed to ensure that no one is left out, writes Dereje Wordofa at the UN Population Fund, UNFPA.

August 28, 2018, Debate

Concrete measures are lacking regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights

Of: Klara Nordström

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is a topic that business representatives, party politicians and civil society experts discuss during a number of seminars during the week. But what will be the result in practice, when panels unanimously raise the complexity of the issue without providing concrete solutions?

July 3, 2018, Almedalen - article

Our welfare should not be based on the exploitation of people and nature in other parts of the world

Photo: Håkan Dahlström, FI, WikimediaCommons

Of: Jaime Gomez et al.

Feminist initiative advocates global justice and decolonization. We must challenge today's world order where the global north uses the global south. We want international cooperation to take place with mutual respect between equal parties and for the one percent target to be met without setting off costs for refugee reception in Sweden. It writes Jaime Gomez, Mats Ekenger and Maria Persson from the Feminist Initiative.

June 13, 2018, Debate

FUF magazine: SRHR theme

Of: Janina Rosvall

How are you today? Feeling good is not just about absence from illness, but the whole well-being comes into play. This includes not least SRHR; sexual and reproductive health. SRHR affects all people, of all ages, throughout the life cycle. Every individual must have access to equal care and knowledge. But does that mean everyone should be treated […]

May 31, 2018, Chronicle

From coffee to women's clinic

The women's clinic Rutasoka has cared for 600 patients so far. Even more when you count all the babies born here. Photo: Rutasoka

Of: Felicia Lanevik

Congo-Kinshasa has been hit hard by war and the country is still plagued by armed conflict and sexual violence. FUF-bladet met Rebu Burubwa, founder of a women's clinic in Uvira, which is located in the eastern parts of the country at the northern tip of Lake Tanganyika. Rebu Burubwa, an entrepreneur who has built the Rutasoka clinic that focuses on care for women and mothers in […]

May 31, 2018, Report

Countries must recognize the importance of sexual and reproductive rights

Photo: Juan Chien-Han, flickr

Of: Charlotte Deogan

Everyone has the right to make decisions regarding his own body, and the right to live free from stigma, discrimination, violation or coercion. This includes decisions regarding sexuality and reproduction. A new, broader and more comprehensive definition of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) has just been developed by the Lancet-Guttmacher Commission […]

May 31, 2018, Guest chronicle

Maternity leave - a way forward or a step back

20 percent of all women say that menstrual pain affects their daily lives. Photo: Holly Lay, Flickr

Of: Linda Ljuslin

One day off on the first day of menstruation has recently been introduced by the company Culture Machine in India. The introduction has aroused debate in the media and some see it as something that will weaken the position of women in society. In July last year, the Indian company Culture Machine decided to offer women a day of paid leave […]

May 31, 2018, Report