‘I have lived my whole life as an immigrant’

Ellinor Fristrom talks to Afghan refugees in Sweden

I’m sitting in front of a small coffee table, the walls around me have a bright yellowish green colour and in one corner of the room there’s an open fire, next to it stands a Christmas tree. I’m on an Island called Gotland situated about 95 miles outside the coast of Stockholm. In front of me I have two boys, Mohammad and Saeed who came to Sweden for more than two years ago. They are Afghan refugees but neither of them has ever set foot in Afghanistan.

Afghans in Iran are mostly refugees who have fled wars in Afghanistan since the April 1978 Saur Revolution in Kabul. Mohammad and Saeed’s parents fled from Afghanistan and like many Afghan refugees in Iran both Mohammad and Saeed were born and raised there. Continue reading

On the back foot – is women’s football taken seriously?

By Melissa King

Freya Bernard

For decades women have been on the back foot compared to men in football. Women feel that sexism is still apparent in society today, especially in relation to a typical ‘male dominated’ sport, such as football, cricket and rugby union.

Speaking with a female footballer showed that misogynistic comments are said about, and to them, despite encouraging efforts from governing bodies to tackle the issue, which is slowly improving the prejudice in traditionally ‘male’ dominated sports.

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