Of: Zeinab Hassano
A few weeks ago, I came across an article that took up a study from 2016, where the men in 266 heterosexual couples tested injecting contraceptives for a year. The result? The contraceptive was found to be 96 percent effective in preventing unwanted pregnancies. Out of 100 users, 1,57 people became pregnant - the same result as for […]
May 31, 2018, Chronicle
Access to clean, protected and gender-separated toilets would encourage girls to go to school, also when they are menstruating. Fatehpur Sikri, India. Photo: Flickr, Ignas Kukenys
Of: Elin Fredriksson
When the train from Delhi sets off to the north of India, it passes by long fields on the outskirts of the capital. In the early morning, the passengers of the train can observe how dozens of men and women walk around in the field and eventually bend down to defecate. It is the daily […]
April 1, 2018, English, FUF Lund, Magazine, Report
The right to children and surrogacy is a controversial issue. Photo: Leonardo Aguiar, Flickr
Of: Joanna Jimenez
Commercial surrogacy is a growing billion-dollar industry. Trade has raised questions about unequal power relations and women's human rights. Despite a ban in Sweden, Swedish childless couples can turn abroad. Several women's rights organizations believe that the growing industry must also be banned abroad. Many Swedes suffer from involuntary infertility. A state investigation from 2016 examined childless […]
March 27, 2018, News
The menstrual cup is on the rise. Photo: Intimina, Flickr
Of: Britta Bamert
Menstruation has historically been, and is still today, a cause of discrimination. Women in the past were separated from public spaces when menstruating and disqualified from most types of work because menstrual blood was seen upon as something dirty and sinful. Today, in the 21st century, Indian women and girls are not allowed to step inside […]
March 8, 2018, Chronicle, English, FUF Lund, Magazine
Of: Ulrika Modéer
Sweden, through the development agency Sida, is at the top when it comes to gender equality work in global health. It shows a new report launched today. Now we must continue to work to engage boys and men in global health, increase the proportion of female managers in global health actors and create jobs free from sexism, writes State Secretary Ulrika Modéer.
March 8, 2018, Debate
Of: Pernille Fenger
Every year, half a million women worldwide fall ill with cervical cancer - and about half of them die from the disease. With the right political and medical efforts, the number of people affected by cervical cancer could be reduced by up to 90 percent, writes the UN Population Fund UNFPA.
February 20, 2018, Debate
Of: Agnes Björn, Diana Trimino, Marianne Eriksson and Melanie Ward
Teenage girls are an extra vulnerable group in conflicts and natural disasters. They risk getting married and being abused or trafficked. Yet they are often forgotten in humanitarian aid. The International Rescue Committee and Plan International Sweden therefore call on the Swedish government to make specific initiatives for teenage girls in crisis and conflict.
July 6, 2017, Debate
Of: Anneli Rogeman, Annika Schabbauer, Annika Forests, Birgitta Göranson-Iliste, Bo Forsberg, Cecilia Chatterjee-Martinsen, Erik Lysén, Gabi Björsson, Kristina Henschen, Lisa Sjöblom, Lotta Sjöström Becker, Luis Lineo, Maria Andersson and Marianne Eriksson
President Donald Trump's reintroduction of the Global Gag Rule means that much of America's maternal health assistance is frozen - something that will affect those living in poverty the most. It risks significantly increasing the number of unwanted pregnancies and leading to the deaths of thousands of girls and women around the world. Now Sweden and the outside world must cover for the reduced aid. Therefore, 14 organizations in CONCORD Sweden's gender equality working group call on the government and the Riksdag to add new money to the spring budget.
February 23, 2017, Debate
Of: Kristina Ljungros and Maria Andersson
Donald Trump's administration risks a severe blow to women's rights and health, even far beyond the borders of the United States. In a situation where the United States may withdraw assistance in efforts related to sexual and reproductive health and rights, it is all the more important that other countries intensify their work in this area. That is why we are demonstrating tomorrow in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington, write Kristina Ljungros and Maria Andersson from RFSU.
January 20, 2017, Debate
Of: Maria Andersson
By 2030, everyone will have access to contraception. The world leaders have promised that. But it is not enough to just ensure distribution and infrastructure. People must be given power and the right to decide over their own bodies. So far, more than 225 million people lack contraceptives, writes Maria Andersson, Secretary General of RFSU, the Swedish Association for Sexual Enlightenment.
October 11, 2016, Debate