Aid saves lives

Of: Ann Svensén, Anna Hägg-Sjöquist, Annica Sohlström, Bo Forsberg, Daniel Grahn, Eva Christina Nilsson, Gunnel Axelsson Nycander, Johanna Sandahl, Magnus Falklöf, Maria Andersson, Niclas Lindgren and Sofia Walan

Every fifth aid krona is used today to handle refugee reception in Sweden. The fact that the government is now investigating whether it is possible to take additional funds from Swedish development assistance, as much as 60 percent, risks increasing the number of people who are forced to flee. It writes representatives of twelve aid organizations.

November 6, 2015, Debate

Convention on the Rights of the Child 25 years: Time to move from words to action

Of: Anna Hägg-Sjöquist, Carolina Ehrnrooth, Catharina Gehrke, Elisabeth Dahlin and Véronique Lönnerblad

Today marks 25 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN General Assembly. But despite many and great advances, much work still remains - not least in development cooperation. Sweden has every opportunity to take back the leadership jersey in terms of global child rights work - but words are not enough. One of the big challenges is to ensure that the child rights perspective does not fall away from the Post-2015 agenda, write five Swedish children's rights organizations.

November 20, 2014, Debate

The children of the world should be protected by the new Millennium Development Goals

Of: Anna Hägg-Sjöquist, Carolina Ehrnrooth, Elisabet Stahlenius, Roland Håkansson and Véronique Lönnerblad

During the current ministerial meeting in New York, Sweden should demand that children's protection against violence and abuse be included in the new goals that will replace the millennium goals after 2015, write representatives of five Swedish children's rights organizations.

October 4, 2013, Debate

Invest in young people to reduce maternal mortality

Of: Anna Hägg-Sjöquist

As part of the worldwide project Why Poverty , SVT broadcasts a series of documentaries about poverty in the world. The aim is to initiate a global conversation on the issue of poverty and the first film undeniably raises questions: How come complications in pregnancy and childbirth are still the most common cause of death among young women in developing countries? More resources for maternity care are of the utmost importance. But if we are to reduce maternal mortality, girls and women must be given the power to decide for themselves if and when they want to become pregnant. It requires a change in society's attitudes that extends far beyond the walls of the delivery room, writes Plan Sweden's Secretary General Anna Hägg-Sjöquist.

November 25, 2012, Debate