Sweden

Here’s what we could find on the subject.

We Need Global Solidarity for Refugees

As a European and a Swede (and an economist), I am struck by how often we discuss refugees in terms of the “cost” of accepting asylum seekers. These conversations miss out on the many economic benefits of migration. Young refugees are often so inclined to

Woman in Afghanistan wearing a Burqa.

Sweden Deports Victims of Child Marriage and Torture to Afghanistan

Sweden is sending back asylum seekers who face grave risks and increased threats to their lives should they return to Afghanistan. This includes girls and boys who have fled child marriage, rape and torture, young HBTQ individuals, and those who have converted from Islam.

Post-Election Sweden: No Longer a Compass for Equality

The election in Sweden on September 9th has left the country in disarray – with neither of the two traditional political blocs gaining enough majority to form a government. Instead, the rise of the Sweden Democrats, the populist party which has led its campaigning with

What #MeToo did in Sweden

Media campaigns come and go and very few make it off the screen and into everyday life. Sexist structures are deeply rooted in most societies, and merely recognising the problem won’t be enough to eliminate it.

Midwives of the World: Part 3

Watch the third and final part of Midwives of the World – a documentary series by bloggers Tilde and Anna.

Midwives of the World: Part 2

Watch Part 2 of Midwives of the World – a documentary series created by Girls’ Globe bloggers Tilde and Anna in collaboration with White Ribbon Alliance.

Innovation’s Inequality: How we view Women Entrepreneurs

A recent Swedish study has shown that female entrepreneurs are judged more harshly than their male colleagues. This means less financing for women-run businesses – a disparity that hinders not only the female entrepreneurs themselves, but also innovation and the growth of our society.

Let’s Talk Equality: Midwives of the World – Part 1

In order to reach a completely equal society, all basic human rights need to be secured. One of these is maternal health. The success of a country can often be traced back to successful maternal health programming. Therefore, my project partner Anna and I decided

Menstruation is a Trade Union Issue

The shame and ignorance surrounding menstruation are obstacles that prevent women around the world from getting an education and working. Swedish trade unions agree: Periods are a union matter. Periods are very much an issue for trade unions – and not a minor one either.

Activism in Indonesia: a movement for change

It has been a couple of weeks since I got back home from an intense week in Indonesia. With our project Let’s Talk Equality, my project partner Anna and I visited several organizations and doctors in the suburbs of Jakarta and Bali. The objective of the trip

Through Needlecraft Towards Revolution in Sweden

Right now, making a pair of relatively simple mittens, knitting feels methodical. Melodic even. Other times, knitting causes every muscle to strain and my temples to pound with frustration. Sometimes I would rather just burn the sweater I’m knitting since it’s turning out all wrong, but I

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