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…

gender and HR and Covid-19

Invitation to Webinar: Covid-19, Gender and Human Rights

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) takes pleasure in inviting you to our webinar on COVID-19, gender and human rights.  The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI), in collaboration with partners and researchers in Belarus, Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, Turkey, and Zimbabwe, has recently launched a multi-country research initiative…

Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon and COVID-19

Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon and COVID-19

Indigenous peoples in the Amazon and COVID-19: the long-term importance of realizing indigenous rights in achieving the human right to health Blogpost by Alice Kasznar, Brazilian lawyer and Research Assistant at the Nature of Peace project at RWI. Exposing inequalities wherever it goes,[1] COVID-19 has recently found its way to more remote indigenous communities in…

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Racism: Is Europe Any Better?

This year, the world is in a different state which is why Almedalen in Sweden was cancelled. Almedalen, Sweden, was the first ever ‘People’s meeting ‘ in Europe. The Almedal week is Sweden’s most important political forum. Today, such meetings are held across Europe with 100.000’s of Europeans meeting to discuss political issues. The cancellation of…