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
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 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
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, Paper, English, Magazine
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
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 […]
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May 31, 2018, Chronicle
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 […]
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May 31, 2018, Report