The Corruption Crusader Urges Zero Tolerance on Gifts

December 9 marked the International Anti-Corruption day. This year, the UN highlighted the $1 trillion paid yearly in bribes and the estimated $2.6 trillion stolen annually through corruption – a sum equivalent to more than 5 percent of the global GDP.* Thuli Madonsela is a prominent figure in combating corruption, whose actions made Time Magazine…

“Who Was Raoul Wallenberg and Why is He a Human Rights Protector?”

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is currently attending and one of the main organizers of the Swedish Forum for Human Rights in Jönköping. This blog post is written by Sandra Jakobsson, who works with communications at RWI. Five boys, around 15 years old, are standing in front of me. Most of them are looking eagerly at…

Anti-Corruption, Climate Migration & Human Rights Cities at MR Dagarna

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute will hold a number of seminars and discussions at the Swedish Forum for Human Rights (MR Dagarna) in Jönköping next week, from anti-corruption work to what it means to be a human rights city. The institute is one of the main organizers behind the Swedish Forum for Human Rights in Jönköping…

The Current Struggle of the African and Afro-descendant Diaspora

The Swedish Forum for Human Rights will take place in Gothenburg on November 9 and 10. It is the largest human rights venue in Scandinavia, and this year’s theme is racism. The Institute is one of the organizers, and will during the two days be present with an exhibition booth where visitors can learn more about RWI’s work…