Who we are

We combine evidence-based human rights research with direct engagement in close collaboration with our partners to bring about human rights change for all.

We are a research and academic institution with offices, programmes, and convening power covering 40 countries.

Through these combined aspects RWI has a status comparable to relatively few other institutions globally.

The institute is named after Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews and other people at risk in Hungary at the end of World War II.

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