Podcast: Why National Minority Participation is Important

In this episode of ‘On Human Rights,’ Senior Researcher Alejandro Fuentes speaks to OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Ambassador Lamberto Zannier. They discuss the importance of public participation of national minorities, the impacts of the current political environment in Europe and the need for balance and integration of diverse societies. The High Commissioner was…

RWI’s Regional Programme in Africa – Launched!

On 1-3 October 2019, RWI officially launched our Regional Africa Programme (RAP). The three-day event emphasised the importance of ongoing cooperation in the region. Celebrating the beginning of the Implementation Phase of the Programme, Senior Programme Officer, Chris Muthuri said the decision to launch the programme now came because of its unique structure. After a…

Sharing Knowledge on How to Teach Gender and Law

Recently, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute held a workshop that brought together law and gender course teachers from around the world. The workshop aimed to develop new future initiatives and innovation in curriculum and improve the quality of current courses.   University teachers from Belarus, South Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Sweden had the opportunity to…

Achieving Sustainable, Inclusive and Climate-Resilient Cities

Recently, Gabriella Fredriksson, head of RWI’s Inclusive Societies team, was joined by civil servants from Indonesia, Zimbabwe and Turkey in Lund as part of a new programme on Sustainable, Inclusive and Climate-Resistant Cities. This was the second step of the three-pronged initiative to join sustainable development goals and human rights by engaging local actors within…

Jason Squire

Building Relationships and Momentum for Change

Jason Squire worked as a police officer in South Australia. Later, he uncovered mass graves as an investigator of crimes against humanity. He then moved into the children’s rights field. Six months ago, he joined the Raoul Wallenberg Institute as Director of the Regional Asia Office in Jakarta, Indonesia. Basically, one thing led to another…