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Women are being incarcerated at an alarming rate in the U.S. and presently constitute 7% of the entire inmate population. Over the past two decades, in particular, the number of women incarcerated has increased by almost 800%. When attempting to demystify the causes of this exponential growth, the effects of the “War on Drugs” policies…

Meet Laura Fagerlund. Laura is a Vice President of IFLRY and a Council member of the Swedish Youth of Finland. She is currently living in South Africa, where she is doing an internship with the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance. In her blog, Laura gives you a first-person account of what it’s like for…

Hi there, and welcome to my third blog post! I just want to start by saying what a weekend! Even though Mondays are not normally my favourite day of the week (does anyone really like Mondays?), I have found myself being in a ridiculously good mood the whole day. Why, you might wonder? Because I…

Meet Laura Fagerlund. Laura is a Vice President of IFLRY and a Council member of the Swedish Youth of Finland. She is currently living in South Africa, where she is doing an internship with the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance. In her blog, Laura gives you a first-person account of what it’s like for…

In Finnish we have this thing called hän, IPA pronunciation [ˈhæn], which translates as both ’he’ and ’she’. Obviously, Finnish is spoken by Finns – a people whose idea of a sport is to carry the love of your life through an obstacle course in order to win his or hers weight in beer*. Since…

Prides occur all year long, however, June specifically is known as Pride Month due to the many Pride events taking place at this time of the year. Prides emerge and grow all over the world, and yet they are often criticized for not having a political purpose anymore. How did Pride emerge in the first…

Pride events – whether they take the form of celebrations, protests, or marches – are intended to raise the visibility LGBTI people as an oppressed minority. Pride Radar, an inventory made by InterPride, the global federation of pride organisers, of almost 1200 prides all around the world, is proof of how vibrant the global pride…

Thursday 17th of May is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. It was also supposed to be the day when a pride parade was once again organized in Tbilisi, Georgia. However, the parade was cancelled due to the risk of violent counter-demonstrations and a history of attacks. Instead of a manifestation,Equality Movement, who…

Family planning and contraceptive services have long been under fire in the United States. Advocates are noting that this year in particular is proving to be contentious, as the Trump Administration is set on undoing public health progress with policies that restrict sexual and reproductive health and sexual and reproductive rights in the United States….