Head of Inclusive Societies Thematic Area
Phone: +46 46 222 12 13

Gabriella Fredriksson is a lawyer specialised in public international law, mainly focused on human rights law. She has more than 20 years of multidisciplinary experience in the fields of human rights, corporate social responsibility (CSR), change management, leadership development, advocacy, and public management from Sweden and globally. She holds a Master Degree in Law, International Law and Legal Studies from Lund University and has furthered her education with specific trainings on project management, development of groups and leadership, as well as professional coaching.

She joined RWI in 2017 as the Team Leader for the Inclusive Societies team. She is responsible for the strategic planning, coordination and development of RWI programmes and activities for inclusive societies (research, advocacy, networking and direct engagement) in Sweden, in programme countries and globally. Her work includes the provision of thematic support in the area in relation to the work of RWI offices and programmes as regards planning, preparation, implementation and follow-up of ongoing activities. The main projects under her supervision include the Human Rights Cities project and the Inclusion Academy.

Prior to joining the institute, Gabriella Fredriksson worked as a manager at PwC for more than four years, where she was responsible for issues related to human rights, having mostly worked with leadership development, change management and auditing within the public sector. She worked for seven years at Save the Children in Sweden, where she took charge as the Global Advocacy Coordinator for Save the Children International, as well as Project Leader for the Programme on Child Rights and CSR. Gabriella’s experience also includes work at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs – where she was responsible for the human rights within the foreign policy and the rights perspective within the Swedish Policy for Global Development, the Swedish Ministry of Justice working on the National Human Rights Action Plan, and UNHCR. She served as a politician for two years and was a court clerk in Jönköping, Sweden.


Human rights and CSR, Public Sector, Leadership and Management, Advocacy, International Development, Inclusion, Public Governance