An inclusive democracy is needed to curb the spiraling conflict in Myanmar

Protesters across Myanmar call for the release of political detainees and the restoration of democracy.
Photo: Roel Wijnants, Flickr

Av: Leni Lindemann

The recent military coup has re-ignited and exacerbated some of Myanmar’s long-running civil wars, pushing the country deeper into crisis. Pro-democracy resistance groups in the urban areas and rural ethnic insurgencies stand united in their war against the military regime. An inclusive democracy is necessary for long-term sustainable peace.

23 juni, 2021, Chronicle, Magazine

Unpacking Iraq’s Tishreen revolution: the complex politics of post-conflict Iraq

Young Iraqis took to the streets to demand an end of sectarian politics in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, October 2019.
Photo: Mondalawy, CC BY-SA 4.0 ,via Wikimedia Commons

Av: Ghadeer Hussein

Thousands of protestors took to the streets in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square in October 2019. They were chanting: “we want our country back”. What does that mean in post-conflict Iraq that 2018 had restored control over its territories and what are the driving factors for this uprising?

23 juni, 2021, Long read, Magazine

Colombian protests against government

Human Rights Defenders and ESMAD police in Medellín. Colombian national protests have been going on since April. Foto: Humano Salvaje, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Av: María Alejandra Moreno Jaramillo

In April the biggest protests in the modern history of Colombia took place. Since then there have been over 3000 cases of police brutality and 43 victims of homicides committed by the police. People protest against a whole system that does not protect life but privatizes and sectorizes it. Finding peace is something that can’t wait any longer. Action needs to be taken now, argues María Alejandra Moreno Jaramillo, project leader for Multicultural Sweden.

28 maj, 2021, Magazine, Opinion

Voices from the world – What is happening in Mozambique?

Datum och tid: 5 maj, 00:00

”We should go to the front, lay ourselves on the road until it stops, because we can’t continue to have this situation” We are discussing the current situation in Mozambique, that has been hit by violence, especially in Cabo Delgado the north. Because the information, both within and outside the country, is very limited on […]

12 maj, 2021, Kalendarium, Seminarier, Webbsändning

The Fight to Increase Women’s Political Power in India Continues

Tara Krishnaswamy

Tara Krishnaswamy, founder of the Shakti movement, states that India still hasn't had a feminist revolution. Photo: Shakti

Av: Josefine Nilsson

Even if the proportion of women in parliament increased after the 2019 election, the gender imbalance in Indian politics remains. FUF Magazine has interviewed one of the initiative-takers of the Indian movement Shakti, Tara Krishnaswamy, who is fighting for more women in politics.

30 januari, 2020, Article, English, Magazine

Georgian women are fighting for inclusive politics

Women are not being represented enough in politics in Georgia, but there are organizations working to change this. Photo: Maka Gogaladze/UN Women

Av: Åsa Setterquist

Gender stereotypes are hindering women from entering politics in Georgia. Today, only 16 percent of Georgia's members of parliament are women. IDP Women's Movement For Peace (IMEDI) wants to change this by supporting women’s political engagements.

25 november, 2019, English, FUF-korrespondenterna, Magazine

Digital Activists Speaking Truth To Power

Zimbabweans from all walks of life in a solidarity march calling for president Robert Mugabe to step down in November 2017. Photo: Zimbabwean-Eyes, Flickr.

Av: FUF Lund

Shutting down the internet is one of the ways used by most governments across the African continent to silence opposing voices. However, citizens continue to use the internet to create awareness, organize and plan marches within and outside their countries. They have also come up with innovative ways of bypassing the shut-down.

5 mars, 2019, Article, English, Magazine