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Sexual violence is a driver of women´s political mobilization

4 June, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Sexual violence in armed conflict does not necessarily silence women. On the contrary, sexual violence can be a driver of women’s political mobilization for peace and women’s rights, a dissertation from the University of Gothenburg shows. – The findings are encouraging for Sweden’s feminist foreign policy, which emphasizes gender-sensitive approaches to armed conflict and women’s […]


New project to improve drugs safety in East Africa

4 September, 2018 - Karolinska Institutet

In recent years access to drugs and vaccines has been increasing in many African countries, but the systems for monitoring treatment effects and reporting side-effects require further development. Karolinska Institutet in Sweden will now lead an international collaboration project on pharmacovigilance – drugs safety – in four countries in East Africa.


CSR in the context of globalisation

15 June, 2018 - Högskolan i Halmstad

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been a hot topic for the last few years. The focus has however been on North America and Europe, at least when it comes to research. But, when firms with their origin in high-income countries enter markets in some of the African countries, the approach to CSR related practices changes. Contexts and circumstances influence how responsibility is interpreted. New doctoral thesis from Halmstad University.


More stringent conditions on democracy aid would enhance end results

8 March, 2018 - Göteborgs universitet

International aid, aimed at enhancing democracy in hybrid regimes, risks being wasted, due to the incentives of the recipient incumbents. Donors should be alert to this, and attach more elaborate conditions to their project contributions. These are conclusions drawn in a recent doctoral dissertation from the University of Gothenburg. Hybrid regimes are defined by Ketevan […]


Swedish researchers develop a multi-lingual Avatar for professionals to interview children in crisis

13 November, 2017 - Linnéuniversitetet

Researchers at Linnaeus University have created an avatar-based interview training programme for professionals who interview children about sensitive topics. The researchers, among others Pär Stihl, a policeman and teacher at the university’s police academy, have created an avatar that is a real child that trainees can practice conducting sensitive interviews with. There is a great […]


More providers of safe abortion care can save thousands of women’s lives

1 February, 2017 - Karolinska Institutet

A change in attitudes, increased knowledge and more non-physician healthcare providers trained to perform safe abortions – this is the recipe for increasing the number of caregivers offering abortion care and fighting global maternal mortality, according to a doctoral thesis from Karolinska Institutet on abortion care in India, Sweden and elsewhere. Unsafe terminations claim tens of thousands of lives, particularly in the poorer parts of the world.


Sustainable peace is more than lack of violence

6 September, 2016 - Uppsala universitet

In a world of conflict and violence new knowledge on how to build sustainable peace is urgently needed. In his dissertation PhD candidate Florian Krampe emphasizes the need for helping countries to reset their internal relations on a peaceful path.