The Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s Turkey Capacity Development Programme continued its work on the rights of older persons through its partnership with Senex/Akdeniz University, Antalya. The partnership between the Turkey Programme and the University’s Department of Gerontology resulted in the formation … Continue reading » “The Senex Association for Ageing Studies Research on the Impact of Climate Change”Continue readingMore Tag
Self-determination and inclusion in the community in Sweden: Tools for bridging the gap between the rights for persons with disabilities in theory and in practice.
Over a billion people, between 10-15 % of the world’s population (WHO), and 2 million … Continue reading » ““What Do I Really Get To Decide Myself?””Continue readingMore Tag
To mark the UN Human Rights Day 2020, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute hosted a webinar and gathered a panel of international experts to discuss human rights and poverty.
If poverty is sometimes considered an issue for the Global South only, … Continue reading » “Confronting Poverty Through More Inclusive & Sustainable Strategies”Continue readingMore Tag
Covid-19 has placed unprecedented challenges on society. Amid the pandemic, persons with disabilities and especially older persons with disabilities have been disproportionately affected. As a result of research undertaken during 2020, the China Programme could present the publication “The Rights … Continue reading » “Vulnerable Groups at Risk During a Pandemic”Continue readingMore Tag
Tomorrow (May 26), Lena Hallengren, the Swedish Minister for Health and Social Affairs holds a press conference on the government investigation on how to strengthen the right to personal assistance for persons with disabilities in Sweden. Anna Bruce, Senior … Continue reading » “The Right to Personal Assistance for Persons with Disabilities in Sweden”Continue readingMore Tag
We are happy to announce that Sweden’s new National Institution for Human Rights will be located in Lund. The institution will start operating by the end of the year. Its main task will be to investigate how well Sweden respects … Continue reading » “Sweden’s National Institution for Human Rights to Lund”Continue readingMore Tag
Read more about the film festival here.
Welcome to the Swedish Human Rights Film Festival 2021
Every year we unite movies with human rights through panel discussions with international experts. During 2021, we will have an all-year around film … Continue reading » “Film Festival : The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination”Continue readingMore Tag
Will European countries ever take meaningful steps to end colonial legacies?Wikimedia Commons
Centuries of European colonialism have had a tremendous impact on shaping inequities within and among countries, many of which are yet to … Continue reading » “Will European countries ever take meaningful steps to end colonial legacies?”Continue readingMore Tag
The Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet recently published an article in its opinion section about Swedish disability law and policy on the right to personal assistance. The authors are Anna Bruce, an RWI researcher who is advising the Swedish governmenatal … Continue reading » “Here’s What You Need to Know About LSS and Human Rights”Continue readingMore Tag