Human Rights and Gender in China

“Without empowerment of women and girls throughout the world, we will not see economic development, growth in democracy, and innovative solutions to our world’s problems,” said Professor Bill Simmons, who teaches human rights and gender related courses at the University of Arizona. He recently traveled to the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia, where RWI and…

Strengthening Human Rights Knowledge in Myanmar

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute recently held a national inquiry training in Yangon for the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission. The training is part of the Institute’s Myanmar programme to strengthen the human rights knowledge capacities of the commission. We sat down with Ms. Nang Shan Aung from the commission. She is also one of RWI’s scholarship…

Chinese Researchers Look at Anti-discrimination in Employment

RWI recently supported a group of Chinese researchers to pay a visit to Stockholm on the topic of anti-discrimination in employment. During the two and half day visit, researchers held in-depth discussions and exchanges with both government institutions and civil society organisations dealing with equality issues in Sweden. This included the Equality Ombudsman Office, the…

“Disability is Still Very Invisible in China Today”

With support from RWI, a group of 15 researchers recently gathered in Hong Kong for an introductory training course on disability rights and equality. The training was part of a larger project, managed by Wuhan University Public Interest and Development Law Institute, and supported by RWI, which brings together groups of Chinese researchers from academia,…