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Umeå for Antiracism – A Manifestation

It is obvious that racism exists in Sweden, as well as in other countries. It is even more obvious after the last election in Sweden. Racism is not a new phenomenon, and resistance against racism and mobilization for antiracism have always been there in the history of racism. Another Development Foundation was one among many organisations that supported the manifestation "Umeå for Antiracism" Saturday 8th. These were the organisers besides of ADF: Rättighetscentrum Västerbotten, Vän i Umeå, ABF, Skuggteatern, Aktion

Nonviolence 2022 – October 14th-16th – Program is Now Available

Once again Another Development Foundation will organize the annual event Nonviolence - this time October 14th-16th 2022. The theme for this event is "Nonviolent Mobilisation During Times of Crisis" which will be discussed in a research panel at Umeå University October 14th and in panels and workshops at the venue Klossen located at Ålidhem in Umeå October 15th-16th. Organizers, besides of ADF, are Fellowship of Reconcilliation, Women´s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the study association Bilda. Partners

Africities 2022 – 9th Summit in Kisumu, Kenya

Another Development Foundation participated at the 9th edition of the Africities Summit in Kisumu May 17th-21st, 2022. The history as background for this participation is complex. First, it was a continuation of process that started with a participation at the 4th edition of the Africities Summit in Nairobi 2006 by Ira Sundberg, Co-founder of Another Development Foundation who then met Yvonne Anyango, Director of Cooperation Arena for Sustainable Development in Africa (CASDA). It was start of long collaboration that involved

A Conversation on Peace Through Nonviolence in relation to the War in Ukraine and in relation to Militarisation

The war in Ukraine has caused reactions throughout the world, and in Sweden as well. Voices for increased military spending and membership in the NATO-alliance have become more vocal. In this conversation, another approach on what to do in relation to the war in Ukraine, and in relation to militarisation in general, was discussed. A central theme for the conversation were on nonviolent resistance during occupation and against dictatorship, even if the conversation provided opportunities for dialogue on peacebuilding as

Sex is Not Work – Fight Demand and End Sexual Exploitation in the Climate Crisis Era

Meg Donevan, Member of the Board of Another Development Foundation, was invited to speak at the Swedish Women's Lobby's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Side event, "Sex work is not work - fight demand and end sexual exploitation in the climate crisis era." Meg presented the latest research on the link between sexual exploitation and climate change, drawing on Dr. Melissa Farley and other's work. She described how those most at risk for prostitution are the same individuals

Dialogue on the Fight for Freedom in Belarus

During the event Littfest 2022 (the biggest event in Sweden for litterature) in The City of Umeå March 17th, a special session on the fight for freedom, democracy and human rights was organized by The East Group (Östgruppen). The dialogue was facilitated by Martin Uggla, chair of the board of The East Group. Other participants were Nadja Kandrusevitj-Sjydlouskaja, publisher and translator for books for children, Lesia Rudnik, chair of the board for an association for belarusians in Sweden and Ingvar

What is Another Development Foundation?

Another Development Foundation is an independent, non-profit think tank and do tank for people, places and planet earth promoting peace by peaceful means, freedom from violence, human rights, gender equality, sustainable development inluding climate justice. The foundation is based in The City of Umeå, Sweden.

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