Staff Profile: Sue Anne Teo

Sue Anne is a Senior Programme Officer at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. Before coming to RWI, she worked in the UN on Myanmar refugee issues. Originally wanting to study fine arts, Sue Anne’s experience growing up as a Malaysian Chinese LGBT citizen largely influenced her decision to work in human rights. She has worked for…

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Sierra Leone’s Correctional Centres Working to Improve Treatment of Prisoners

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s Nairobi Office recently completed a two-day meeting for managers from all 16 of Sierra Leone’s correctional centres, as well as regional commanders and headquarters officers. The event aimed to follow up on action plans developed at a workshop in May to increase compliance with the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the…

Integrating Gender into Research in Turkey

The RWI Turkey Programme has for a long time recognized that gender often is ignored in many research proposals. This is largely due to the lack of capacity and knowledge. Even though the Programme receives an impressive amount of high-quality gender-targeted research proposals for the research grants and scholarships each year, gender is far from…

Combating Hate Speech in the Middle East and North Africa

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Amman recently participated in a two-day roundtable meeting held in Tunisia and organized by both the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa and the Country Office in Tunisia. The meeting aimed at assessing progress made in combating hate speech…

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New Cooperation Underway in West Africa to Promote Fair and Efficient Justice

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute has entered into a cooperation with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice. The overall objective of the cooperation is to promote fair and efficient justice and adherence to the rule of law, thereby contributing to strengthened implementation of human rights commitments in Africa. The Institute…