How Can Swedish Companies Put More Women in Management

In the latest episode of our podcast “On Human Rights” from Almedalen, we’re speaking to Tove Dahlgren. She is the head of the educational department for a foundation called Allbright. Allbright is a politically independent, non-profit foundation that promotes equality and diversity in senior positions in the business sector. In this wide ranging discussion, we…

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…

Asking Mothers of the Next Generation What to Do

Photo credit: Rod Waddington flickr stream What would it take to get more girls to complete primary education in Ethiopia? That’s what Helena Reisdahl, an RWI Minor Field Study grant holder, went to Ethiopia to investigate. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will host a presentation by Reisdahl on Wednesday 21 September…

Minsk Declaration of Women Leaders Adopted at International Forum

Photo credits: Maryia Vincheuskaya, UNDP in Belarus Participants at the International Forum of Women Leaders “Equal Opportunities for a Better Future” held in Minsk, Belarus recently adopted a declaration calling for the further advancement of women’s participation in political and public life. The Minsk Declaration of Women Leaders was adopted on June 22, 2016. The…

Human Rights and Gender Equality in the Response to Climate Change

The Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok recently organized a regional workshop titled “URGENCY IN ACTION-Understanding Human Behavior and ensuring Human Rights and Gender Equality in the Response to Climate Change.” The Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok organized the workshop to address climate change, which they say is a threat of our times that disproportionately affects…