Meet Amelie Sällfors

Originally from Sweden, Amelie Sällfors lived abroad in the US at various points growing up due to her father’s job. She credits him for encouraging her desire to travel and interact with different people and cultures across the globe. Her career in human rights has taken her around the world, and the people she has…

China, Shanghai, Gender Rights

Workshop Puts Gender Rights on the Curriculum

Nineteen teachers from various universities across China met recently in Shanghai for a workshop on how to teach about gender and human rights in their courses back home. Whereas the first workshop in Beijing focused on the theoretical aspects of gender analysis, this seminar involved more practical discussions about case studies and teaching methodologies. Zhang…

disability rights, human rights, summer school

Still Room for Improvement for Disability Rights in Sweden

RWI recently organised a four day Summer School for disability and human rights in Lund in cooperation with Funktionsrätt Sverige (Disability Rights Sweden). The Summer School brought together law students, members of civil society organisations and practitioners from different levels of governance. It focused on how Swedish and international law, including the Convention of the…

Olga Bezbozhna

Will Human Rights Fade Into Oblivion?

Olga Bezbozhna is a Programme Officer at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Jakarta. Originally from Ukraine, she lived in Sweden for five years before recently relocating to Jakarta, Indonesia, with her family. While living in Sweden, she worked on RWI’s cooperation in Belarus. Today, she works to integrate a gender perspective into the Regional Asia…