World Human Rights Cities Forum

Join the World Human Rights Cities Forum 2020

This year RWI is co-organising the World Human Rights Cities Forum.   Human Rights Cities are places where local government, local parliament, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders ensure the application of international human rights standards.  RWI is committed to advancing the human rights city project both in Sweden and worldwide. We combine research with…

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“Our Role Starts Today” – Youth and Democracy at the Civil Society Forum

The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sida and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute hosted this year’s Civil Society Forum. An open panel discussion was held with four young human rights advocates regarding the role of young people in overcoming shrinking civic space.   Topics included the democratic inclusion of youth, the role of young people and civil society in…

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Join the Swedish Government’s annual civil society forum

The Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson is welcoming you to join the conversation between September 14 at 15.00 and September 16 (CET) on the shrinking democratic space. Government ministers and civil society members will also discuss what we can do to support the poorest and most vulnerable who are hard hit by the…

The Swedish Human Rights Film Festival 2020

’FEMPOWERMENT’: PROMOTING FEMALE DIRECTORS AND ACTORS Welcome to the Swedish Human Rights Film Festival 2020! Every year we unite movies with human rights through panel discussions with international experts. This is the fifth year for the film festival which is organised by Raoul Wallenberg Institute and Kino in Lund, Sweden. Gender Equality is high on…

“This Toxic Atmosphere Poisons Democracy”

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, said that Europe is stuck in a roundabout during her speech at the Anna Lindh Lecture last week. Ms. Mijatovic talked about the rise of intolerance in Europe. In particular, the lack of responsibility among politicians, spreading hate through speeches and amplifying prejudice against marginalized…