Gästkrönika, Guest piece

Spring Brings Disappointment for Afghanistan’s Women

Eight months after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, hope is paused as new policies restricting women are confirmed. These include an ongoing ban of secondary school for girls and increasingly stringent male escort requirements. Arzo Bahar, the president of the Female Staff Association of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, describes her experience as a working woman and mother, and the fears she has for her daughters.

Av: Arzo Bahar, 26 april, 2022

Guest piece

EU external action gives youth a place to raise their voices

Why is youth such a crucial issue when we talk about global development issues? There are currently more than 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world and many of them live in the Global South, where they make up a majority of the population. Many of them grapple […]

Av: Johanna Caminati Engström, 31 mars, 2022


How a Rwandan organization enables women, youth and refugees to leave poverty

The 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda left the country behind in all development aspects, but before covid-19, Rwanda had one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. In 2019, the country reported a GDP growth of five percent annually, in comparison to a developed country like Sweden with only two percent growth, according […]

Av: Hibo Yusuf Ahmed, 30 december, 2021


Development and Emergencies: Finding Resilient Paths Toward Development

As the world is still struggling to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, complex man-made and natural crises are evolving and causing major setbacks in the living standards and safety of countless people globally. While the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) give a promise of leaving no one behind, a study by the International Rescue Committee […]

Av: Aarne Hakomäki och Tanya, 20 december, 2021


Beyond the health crisis: Covid-19’s impact on human development

The coronavirus pandemic is a systemic crisis that has had huge repercussions on the health, economic and social aspects of human development, warns United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in a report from 2020. As governments strive to contain the spread of the virus and keep mortality rates low, it is becoming increasingly evident that the […]

Av: Ivette Nogués, 19 december, 2021

Long read

Covid-19 widens the education inequality in Kenya

On March 15 2021, the advent of covid in Kenya, for most, learning came to a screeching halt following government directives. To combat the spread of the virus, educational institutions of all levels were closed indefinitely, suspending the learning of over 17 million students nationwide. Teaching institutions remained closed for nine months. In that period, […]

Av: Joyce, 18 december, 2021


Crucial political decisions cannot be made on gut instincts

The expansion of nationalistic thoughts seems to upsurge during the Covid-19 pandemic. Countries shut down their borders completely, fight against each other for medical supplies, as well as blame each other for not acting responsibly and reducing the spread of the virus. In the same way as nationalism tends to rise in line with modern […]

Av: Louise Ekelund, 17 december, 2021

News article

Major boost for Sahel’s ambitious reforestation project at COP26

The semi-arid Sahel region stretches across the whole breadth of Africa, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea, and encompasses 10 countries – Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Eritrea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan. The region is facing one of the world’s fastest growing humanitarian and displacement crises. The entrenchment of armed groups […]

, 16 december, 2021