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Creative Force Project with WANA Institute, Amman, Jordan

Another Development Foundation and WANA Institute, Amman, Jordan have been granted funds from Swedish Institute for a youth empowerment project on peace, gender equality and resilient human settlements (goal 16, 5 and 11 in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development). This is funded within the Creative Force Program - a funding program for international projects who works for democracy, human rights and freedom of expression through media or the arts. The project is in its beginning. More information will be

An Inquiry on Nonviolence and Strategies for Nonviolent Change

Another Development Foundation and ADEP - Another Development Perspective Ltd are working in collaboration with The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation with an inquiry on nonviolence, how knowledge on nonviolence can be communicated and used by civil society for the purpose of social change. The partners have started this exploration through dialogue in earlier collaborations – partly organized by Another Development Foundation which invited Lotta Sjöström Becker, the general secretary for The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation, Stellan Vinthagen, professor at University

International Launch of the Not Our Story – Change It! Campaign

The international campaign ”Not Our Story – Change It!” has now been launched. The day decided for the launch was The Day of the African Child, June 16th 2019 which emphasized the need of putting the rights of children first. As mentioned earlier in the flow of news from Another Development Foundation, this campaign is developed in the framework of an eigh-country partnership with a commitment for working against gender-based violence through creative media, and with special attention of working

ICLD Local Democracy Academy 2019

Ingvar Rönnbäck, Founder of Another Development Foundation, and Dr. Anne Ouma, Advisor to the foundation were invited to attend and contribute to ICLD Local Democracy Academy in Umeå, June 10th-14th 2019. The title for the academy was "Global Challenges and Local Governments: Towards Transformative Policy and Practice". The academy was divided into the following sessions: training sessions, writing workshops, local policy labs and thematic streams on various issues. The academy brought together an international group of leading scholars, researchers, local

Creativ Force Project Team at Tunis Forum on Gender Equality April 24th-26th 2019

The team working against gender-based violence and for freedom from violence through creative media funded by the Swedish Institute is happy to be invited by The Government of Tunisia, UNDP and UN Women to Tunis Forum on Gender Equality April 24th-26th 2019. The Creative Force Project team will be represented by Ingvar Rönnbäck, Founder of Another Development Foundation and ADEP - Another Development Perspective, Yvonne Anyango, Director of CASDA - Cooperation Arena for Sustainable Development in Africa, Samba Yonga, Founder

Another Development Foundation Talk on Nonviolence by Stellan Vinthagen and Lotta Sjöström Becker

February 10th, 2018 Another Development Foundation was happy to invite the citizens of The City of Umeå to Another Development Foundation Talk on nonviolence and civil resistance. Key-note speakers were Stellan Vinthagen, Professor in Sociology, University of Gothenburg, Endowed Chair in the study of nonviolent direct action and civil resistance and advisor to Another Development Foundation, and Lotta Sjöström Becker, General Secretary, Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation. The talk concentrated on necessity of nonviolent action and resistance in the contemporary modern

Debate Article on Men´s Responsibility for Sexualized Violence

Peter Söderström and Ingvar Rönnbäck, founders of Another Development Foundation have together with experts and activists from a number of organisations formulated a debate article, on men´s responsibility for sexualized violence, which were published in one of the biggest swedish newpapers - Svenska Dagbladet - January 22nd 2019. Several arguments, based on research and ethics were put forward in the article. Men are the ones who have created the sexist structures in our society, and men commits almost all acts of

Article on Climate Change and the Rights for Children

Ira Sundberg, co-founder and member of the board of Another Development Foundation was active in the debate in relation to the Swedish election 2018. Together with Marta Cullberg Weston, author and psychoterapist, she wrote an important article on climate change and children´s rights September 8th in Uppsala Nya Tidning (UNT). The article was a call for political action on climate change and voting for the rights for children to have a sustainable future. Ira Sundberg and Marta Cullberg Weston have

Another Development Foundation Talk on Doing Dignity by Allan Wade and Meghan Donevan

Another Development Foundation were happy to arrange a talk with the title "DOING DIGNITY - Revealing the crucial resistance to violence and how to support survivors of violence in reclaiming their lives" with two of the advisors for the foundation; Alan Wade, The Centre for Responsed-Based Practice, Canada and Meghan Donevan, Talita, Sweden. The talk was organized together with The County Adminstration Board of Västerbotten, The City of Umeå and the study association Bilda. The text below is from the

Creative Force Project Africa in Sweden November 2018

Our work with African partners on gender based violence and freedom from violence is moving forward. The representatives for African organizations - Yvonne Anyango, CASDA, Kenya, Nancy Mundu, Jireh Women and Youth Self-help Association, Uganda, Clint Ouma, The Binti Project, Tanzania, Berhanu Demissie, DEC, Ethiopia, Nafisa Yusuf, NAGAAD Network, Somaliland, Peace Hillary, Family Magazine, Rwanda and Samba Yonga, Ku-atenga Media, Zambia - participated at a program in Sweden including meetings at Swedish Institute, Swedish International Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the

Future Food – Threatened by Big Companies or Secured by Female Farmers

At a special seminar at Umeå University Ingvar Rönnbäck, founder of and chair of Another Development Foundation facilitated a dialogue on food sovereignity, power and food, with special focus on female farmers, with panelist from South Africa, India and Equador. The panelists were Lila Naidoo, Director of East Cape Agriculture Research Project (ECARP), South Africa, P.M Mohan, President of Center for Improved Health and Environmental Protection (CIRHEP), India and Maria Angélita Loja Cabrera, small-scale farmer and indigenous leader from Quimsakocha,

Debate Article on Pornography – A Public Health Crisis

Peter Söderström, Co-founder of Another Development Foundation, has in collaboration with a number of experts and activists from different organisations written an article on pornography as public health crisis, published in Aftonbladet October 13th 2018 (see attached link). The board of Another Development Foundation fully support Peter Söderström and the others who have highlighted this problem with all its consequences for human wellbeing. Pornography is a global public health crisis and today one of the most serious threats to all