Reparations on the UN Agenda

Human rights are supposed to ensure freedom and equal rights for everyone. Yet, the universal human rights regime still has to address many global inequalities. Michael McEachrane, Visiting researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, recently participated in two UN events concerning respectively the rights of people of African descent and reparations for the consequences of colonialism. This…

Afro-Swedes Facing Discrimination

These Are the Issues Facing Afro-Swedes

In our latest episode of the “On Human Rights” podcast, we speak to Nike Sandberg, spokesperson for the Afro-Swede Network in Skåne. RWI’s visiting researcher Michael McEachrane sat down with her to talk about her work and the situation for Afro-Swedes in the country.

disability rights

EU and Arab States Join Forces to Protect Disability Rights

The EU and the Arab region recently adopted a historical declaration on the rights of people with disabilities. At a two-day conference in Valletta, Malta, ministers from both regions met with civil society organisations and disability rights experts. The European Commission and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA) also attended.…

Women's Day

RWI’s Work on Gender Equality Gains Momentum

Gender equality and human rights are inextricably linked. Everywhere, social norms and power relations create gender-based discrimination. RWI strives to transform these structures and realize human rights for everyone regardless of gender. One way RWI does this is to emphasise the connection between gender and human rights in all of their work. Gender equality can…