“A Librarian Can Promote Human Rights”

This interview is an excerpt from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s recently published “Developing a Human Rights Library” resource. Amani Hamarsheh has worked as a librarian at the University of Jordan Library in Amman for ten years. She has also participated in the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s library training. Here are her thoughts on the role that…

Learn how to develop a human rights library today

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute has published a unique, free resource to help library staff around the world work with human rights in a library setting. It’s open-source and available for download today. The 130-page “Developing a Human Rights Library” resource covers lots of ground, from an introduction to basic human rights and the role the human…

Apply for this annual human rights study scholarship

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is announcing “The Martin Alexanderson Research Scholarship for Human Rights Studies – 2015.” The scholarship will be awarded to someone planning to carry out, or who is actually carrying out, a study in the field of human rights, preferably in respect to Roma populations or anti-Semitism, and who is well qualified for…

Thematic Workshop for African NHRIs in Kampala

The Institute in partnership with the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) held a workshop on monitoring the rights of persons with disabilities in Kampala 25-27 August. The workshop participants were from NHRIs in Kenya, Nigeria, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Uganda. The workshop included presentations and plenary sessions on the Convention…