human rights defenders

Human Rights Defenders and the Role of Business

When human rights defenders are put in danger in an often shrinking civil space, what role can businesses play to make a positive difference to situations where human rights are being violated? This episode of ’On Human Rights’ features the full length seminar on the role of business in the violation and protection of human…

business human rights partnership

Less Blame, More Partnership

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law recently held the third phase of a course on Human Rights, Gender Equality and Environment/Climate Change in the Framework of the SDGs in South Asia. Participants from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and India met for two days in Sri Lanka. RWI’s Regional Asia Programme…

gender equality in zimbabwe

Advancing Gender Equality in Zimbabwe

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) recently facilitated the 2018 National Symposium on Gender Equality and the Human Rights of Women in Zimbabwe. It was held in Harare, Zimbabwe in cooperation with Africa University, Great Zimbabwe University, Midlands State University and the Centre for Applied Legal Research. “The purpose of…

cambodian researchers

Normalising Human Rights Education in Cambodia

Sokseila Bun has been working at RWI’s Phnom Penh Office since 2013. We sat down to find out more about his work at RWI. Bun didn’t plan to work in human rights and initially studied business but his first job at the International Justice Mission changed his perspective. Initially, I probably wanted to be rich…

ZHRC, human rights, Zimbabwe

Successful Workshop with Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission

RWI’s Zimbabwe human rights capacity development programme recently concluded a series of three thematic workshops with the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). Over the course of 2018, RWI has worked closely with the ZHRC to strengthen the commission’s capacity in human rights. The most recent workshop, held on 6-9 November, focused on the human rights…