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…

local Human Rights

Human Rights Cities in Focus in Geneva

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is co-organising a side event at the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council this Friday in Geneva. The event will evaluate the progress, opportunities and challenges for local promotion of human rights. Last year, the council adopted the Resolution on Local Government and Human Rights. Above all, it aims…

cities network

New Human Rights Cities Network Launched

The Human Rights Cities Network will mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by launching their online platform to the public today. The network aims to provide a place for people to connect and promotes the expansion of cities that protect, promote and fulfil human rights. The founder and Director of…

born free and equal

Free and Equal? Human Rights Day

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights…”  These are the opening words to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights written 70 years ago next month. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is hosting an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN. War, death…