Panel discussion: Abortion rights in Asia

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

Eight years of feminist foreign policy - now it is being scrapped

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

After Work talk - Including and empowering women as key actors for change

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

This is how the activists work to stop female genital mutilation

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

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 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

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