Gathering Ideas to Improve the Lives of Syrian Youth

Millions of Syrian have been affected by the war since 2011. Among other pressing humanitarian priorities, Syrian youth in particular are in danger of becoming a ‘lost generation’ due in part to the lack of available and affordable avenues for higher education within Syria and in host neighbouring countries. Photo caption: Dr. Lina Al-Shabeeb, law professor,…

Promoting Gender Equality: Methods, Results & Lessons Learned

Gender stereotypes and norms are root causes of societal inequalities and gender-based discrimination, which in turn can translate into shunted life experiences and very serious life situations. These can include, but are not limited to gender-based poverty and violence, unequal access to justice, and education, pay and pension gaps. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute has been…

Plan Hatched to Spread Awareness on Gender-Related Issues in Belarus

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute together with the Faculty of Management Technologies and Humanitarisation at the Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU) is working to implement a gender plan to spread awareness on gender related issues and culture. The plan is also meant to prevent gender discrimination and stereotypisation among staff and students of the faculty.

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Training in Zimbabwe

This week, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in cooperation with the Zimbabwean Centre for Applied Legal Research launched the second professional training programme on human rights for Zimbabwe. The workshop, which takes place in Harare, brings together ministries, government departments, local authorities, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission, civil society organisations and academic institutions for five days…