Meet Amelie Sällfors

Originally from Sweden, Amelie Sällfors lived abroad in the US at various points growing up due to her father’s job. She credits him for encouraging her desire to travel and interact with different people and cultures across the globe. Her career in human rights has taken her around the world, and the people she has…

Why Cities Are Taking the Lead Role in Human Rights Work

The World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) is taking place this week in Gwangju, South Korea. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute has been working with the human rights cities concept for a number of years. WHRCF writes that “A Human Rights City upholds the principles of nondiscrimination, democracy, and participation regardless of race, sex, skin color,…

China, Shanghai, Gender Rights

Workshop Puts Gender Rights on the Curriculum

Nineteen teachers from various universities across China met recently in Shanghai for a workshop on how to teach about gender and human rights in their courses back home. Whereas the first workshop in Beijing focused on the theoretical aspects of gender analysis, this seminar involved more practical discussions about case studies and teaching methodologies. Zhang…

disability rights, human rights, summer school

Still Room for Improvement for Disability Rights in Sweden

RWI recently organised a four day Summer School for disability and human rights in Lund in cooperation with Funktionsrätt Sverige (Disability Rights Sweden). The Summer School brought together law students, members of civil society organisations and practitioners from different levels of governance. It focused on how Swedish and international law, including the Convention of the…