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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…

Public Online Lecture on Border Externalisation, Climate Change and Refugees

Dr. Matthew Scott from RWI is speaking at a public online lecture on “Border Externalisation, Climate Change and Refugees” arranged by CONREP. With new manifestations of climate emergencies every day and States resorting to extraterritorial border controls, Matthew Scott will reflect on current and potential responses to disaster and climate change related displacement together with…

Scholarship for Female Students in Cambodia

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) believes that the next generation of legal professionals has an important role to play in contributing to the promotion and protection of human rights in Cambodia. RWI therefore focuses its Cambodia programme on improving the quality of human rights education at academic institutions and increasing Cambodian students opportunities to study…

Municipalities: Engage in Guaranteeing Human Rights

Democracy and human rights are under pressure in many countries. Even in Sweden, we must do more to guarantee human rights to everyone and to not take democracy for granted. Today is the UN’s International Democracy Day. Therefore, today, we urge municipalities and regions to shift their local work to strengthen human rights, in Sweden…