“Who Said Corrections is Boring?”

This week, we are featuring a guest blogger from the Kenya Prisons Service (KPS). Dennis Mungo is an officer of the KPS who currently serves as coordinator of the Human Rights Office at KPS Headquarters. He is closely involved with the longstanding cooperation between KPS and RWI. He will be blogging from the annual conference of…

CESCR

When Sweden’s Human Rights Record Was Reviewed in Geneva

This past week, I had the opportunity to attend the 58th session of the Committee on Economic and Social Rights (“CESCR”) located at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. I had moved to Sweden three days prior to the conference and had just begun adjusting to my role as an intern at the Raoul Wallenberg…

Writing On the Issues That Need to Be Spoken About the Most

When I first applied for this internship in the Communications Department of RWI, I didn’t think I stood a chance. I had previously applied for an internship with RWI at the beginning of the year, and the fact that so many people had applied on that occasion made me doubtful of a different outcome this…

Nadia Murad

My Meeting with a Former ISIL Sex Slave

Nadia Murad was held captive by ISIL. Her family murdered. Her home taken. She was enslaved. After a failed attempt to escape, which led to her being raped by militants until she passed out, she was finally successful. Murad recently visited Lund University in an event hosted by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, where…