Here are some of the things Kvinnofronten in Sweden fights for and struggles
Sweden was the first country in the world to criminalize the "johns"
in prostitution, but there are few restrictions against pornography. And pornography
is found everywhere around us in our daily lives.
since Kvinnofronten started in the 1970's we've been doing a lot of work against
pornography and prostitution. During the 1980's Kvinnofronten took the initiative
to build The People's
Organisation against Pornography
) that existed in Sweden between 1985 and 1999.
We made a slide lecture that later both FmP and Kvinnofronten traveled with
all around Sweden. We've also published studies we've made on pornography.
The most recent booklet we've published (and translated to English and Finnish
in 2013) is a collection of arguments on prostitution (check
"Read more" in the menue above
of us members in Kvinnofronten are also engaged in the Women's Shelter movement
or against male sexual violence in other ways.
can read more about the Swedish struggle against pornography at the Folkaktionen
mot Pornografi's web site (check the links!
6 hour work days is another demand that Kvinnofronten have had all from the
beginning. As well as good child day-care centers for children, that should
be free of charge. We also fight all attempt to try to change our legal right
to abortion. And of course, in a country where women's wages compared to men's
have been reduced every year during the last twenty years, we keep fighting
for wages to live on.
the recent years every day life has become increasingly harder for women,
especially working class women. The continuos cut downs in the social services
hit all women with low wages hard, not to mention single mothers. The fight
against the cut downs in the social services and for a shorter normal work
day is more important than ever.
Kvinnofronten is also, as most people in Sweden, against the Swedish membership
in the European Union. We want Sweden to leave the European Union, and we
definitely do not want our country to join the monetary union or the WEU.
Since the oppression of women has become so "normal" in all society,
we need the support of each other to be able to stand up against the oppression
and make a change.
sisterhood is so important. We want to give each other the courage to believe
in our selves, to dare more and to see that we can make a change if
we do it together.
since Kvinnofronten started in the 1970's, that is, long before the expression
was coined, we wrote in our
platform that the sisterhood must be regardless of color, ethnicity, religion,
age, ability, sexual preference or nation boundaries.