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
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
Of: Fanny Persson Jaunzems
In a packed tent on Sida's "Sweden in the world" square, I am eager to hear what representatives of Individual Humanitarian Aid, RFSU and Linnéa Claesson, public debater and activist, have to say about the increased threat to women around the world. The seminar will be about the role that civil society can play in a time when women's […]
July 9, 2018, Almedalen - article, Chronicle
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