Outreach

Another Development Foundation is working with outreach activities for example participation in the public and political debate through articles in newspapers. The foundation is also working for the expansion of the international network meeting potential partners in different regions and countries.

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

Manifestation for Peace – In solidarity with Ukraine, and with all others who are, or have been affected by war

March 19th 12.00-14.00, a manifestation for peace is organized in the city center in Umeå, Sweden. Another Development Foundation has worked together with 12 other organisations for this manifestation to happen. These organisations are; Rädda Barnen, Vän i Umeå, Folkuniversitetet, NBV, ABF, IM, Svenska Kyrkan, Pingstkyrkan, Studiefrämjandet, Azadi and Akut hjälp till Ukraina. Several speeches will be held by: Lars Lustig, The County Administrative Board in Västerbotten, Elisabeth Dahlin, The Ombudsman for Children in Sweden, Anna Jörgensdotter, Author, Ola Nordebo,

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

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,

Another Development Foundation Program for CEALDES, Colombia

CEALDES (Centre for Alternatives to Development) is one of the partners to Another Development Foundation. During October 20th-24th, Daniel Ortiz from CEALDES visited Sweden for a dialogue on cooperation with Another Development Foundation. Besides of meetings with the founders and member of the board, Another Development Foundation also provided a program with meetings and study visits in Stockholm, Uppsala and Umeå in order for CEALDES to meet potential partners and explore opportunities. The program included meetings with advisors to the

Whole Earth? Exhibition at Umeå University

Another Development Foundation is happy to announce that we have been able to present the new version of the world famous exhibition Whole Earth? at Umeå University. This time it is the indoor version with images and independent texts on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The exhibition has been displayed for more than 15 million people on all continents since it was created. This version of the exhibition has been awarded UNESCO:s special price for initiatives working on Education

Kenya Bench-marking Study Tour on GBV in Sweden

Through the collaboration with CASDA - Cooperation Arena for Sustainable Development in Africa, Another Development Foundation developed a program for CASDA, Ministry for Gender Affairs, Nairobi City Council and Women´s Hope September 22nd-27th, 2019. The program included study visits at several organisations working against GBV on several levels in the Swedish society and internationally. The program included study visits in Lycksele Municipality, The City of Umeå and Stockholm City. The purpose of the program was to support CASDA and partners

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

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