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Garden Talk in Uppsala on the initiative Beyond Silos and Fragmentation

November 15th, 2021 ADF gathered a small group of highly dedicated individuals for sustainable development at the home of Ira Sundberg, Co-founder and member of the board of ADF, in Uppsala. The conversation focused on the new ADF-initiative Sustainable Development in the 21st Century - Beyond Silos and Fragmentation The guests in this conversation, besides two of the founders of ADF (Ira Sundberg and Ingvar Rönnbäck), were Paula Alvarado, Rebecca Oliver and Isak Stoddard. Paula Alvarado is Chief Strategic Communications and

Nonviolence 2021 – An Annual Forum for Activist, Movements, Organisations and Scholars

Another Development Foundation is happy to invite activists, social movements and scholars to Nonviolence 2021, November 27nd-28th, 2021 - an annual event on nonviolence in Sweden. Besides of Another Development Foundation, the event is organized by The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation, the study association Bilda and the swedish section of Women´s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Partners in this collaboration are Department of Political Science, Umeå University, Center for Sami Research (Várdduo), Umeå University, Umeå Sami Association and

Dialogue with Swedish Television on Anthropocene and wicked problems

Another Development Foundation is happy for having the opportunity to have a dialogue with Swedish Television on Anthropocene, wicked problems and human survival, concepts that in itself are complex and open for many interpretation, nevertheless powerful and grounded in theoretical and empirical science. The dialogue took place on a virtual meeting June 10th 2021. Swedish Television, who is the Swedish public service television company, invite people and organisations to contribute with ideas, views, perspectives and knowledge in a dialogue they

Sustainable Development in the 21st Century – Beyond Silos and Fragmentation

Another Development Foundation has launched an initiative April 2021 that will invite people and organisations to a dialogue on how to work for sustainable development from a systemic approach and practical point of view. We call this initiative ”Sustainable Development in the 21st Century - Beyond Silos and Fragmentation” since it is a challenge for everyone to work practically and result-oriented from the basis of systemic and comprehensive approaches. We know, and recognize, that such efforts and initiative have existed

The Reality of Pornography – A Pilot Study

Another Development Foundation has, in cooperation with Unizon, Swedish Women’s Lobby, Talita and SNAF, been granted funding by Allmänna Arvsfonden (The Swedish Inheritance Fund) to conduct a six-month pilot study aimed at examining the conditions and need for a digital platform developed and run by young women with a focus on the harms of pornography. The intention is that this platform would collect, analyze and document unique knowledge on the harmful effects of pornography. It could serve as a platform

Collaboration for Democracy and Gender Justice in Kurdish Iraq

Another Development Foundation are proud that we were invited to be a cooperating partner during 2020 in the project ”International collaboration to strength democracy and gender justice in Kurdish Iraq”, financed by the Swedish Institute. The project owner and coordination organization was The International Committee for Women´s Rights (IKKR)  in collaboration with People´s Development Organization (PDO). The Chief Director of IKKR, Halala Rafi and the Senior Advisor and Project Manager Maria Pilar Reyes led and coordinated the whole project. Peter Söderström, Co-founder and

Another Development Foundation invited as expert at International Men´s Day by Gender Equality Agency

Peter Söderström, Co-founder and member of the board of Another Development Foundation participated as an expert in the Gender Equality Agency's panel discussion during International Men 's Day on 19 November 2020. Issues focusing on mens violence against women, pornography, mental illness, macho culture and working with role models were highlighted with the aim of emphasizing how boys and men need to be an active part of the work, if we are to achieve a gender equal society. In the panel,

Nonviolence 2020 – A Meeting Point for Activists, Movements and Scholars

Another Development Foundation was happy to invite activists, social movements and scholars to Nonviolence 2020, November 21st-22nd, 2020. Besides of Another Development Foundation, the event were organized by The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation and the study association Bilda. Partners in this collaboration were Department of Political Science, Umeå University, Center for Sami Research (Várdduo), Umeå University, Umeå Sami Association and Västerbotten Center for Human Rights. Nonviolence 2020 was the first event in Sweden for nonviolence. Organizers and partners are planning

Meghan Donevan – New Member of the Board

We are happy to announce a new member of the ADF board - Meghan Donevan whom we know as social, generous, warm and competent leader with a strong will for social change and social justice. Meg Donevan is a passionate, visionary abolitionist with unique expertise in the areas of pornography and prostitution. She is the manager of research and prevention at Talita, an NGO providing support to women exploited in prostitution, pornography and sexualized purposes. Her background is in Global Development

Conference on Pornography as a Gender Equality Challenge

Another Development Foundation is a proud co-organizer of the whole day event "Pornography - the greatest gender equality challenge of our time?" Together with Talita / Reality Check, Unizon, Sweden's Women's Lobby, the Västerbotten County Administrative Board and The City of Umeå. The event will be held on Thursday, January 30th, 2020. Over the past ten years, pornography has become increasingly serious. Almost all mainstream porn contains abuse, humiliation and sexual violence against women. A new survey from Talita shows

Dignity 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark – Postponed

Another Development Foundation would have been a proud co-host of DIGNITY 2020 in Copenhagen together with The Centre for Response-Based Practice and Danish Women’s Society’s Shelters. Due to the Corona crisis, we have not been able to invite experts and participants to Copenhagen, May 2020 or January 2021 as we planned. We will come back with more information about this event on a later date. DIGNITY is an international conference that honours dignity and resistance to violence and other forms

Garden Talk for Another Development with friends from and for Colombia

During the program for Daniel Ortiz, CEALDES (Center for Alternatives to Development), Colombia, we ended with a Garden Talk for Another Development at the home of Ingvar Rönnbäck, Founder and Chair of the Board with Swedes from Colombia invited; Patricia Franco, Ana Karina Pastrana Polo, Yolanda Caicedo, Diana Reyes. We also invited Jonas Reyes Forsberg, Another Development Foundation Advisor, Kerstin Engström, Another Development Foundation Advisor, Evelina Rönnbäck, Photographer and Another Development Foundation Partner and Peder Karlsson, Chair of End Ecocide