Johanna Sjöwall has recently joined the Raoul Wallenberg Institute as a Senior Expert on Human Rights in Local Governance and is the thematic leader of the Non-Discrimination and Inclusion thematic area. She brings more than 20 years of experience working with human rights in various sectors internationally, nationally and locally.
Before joining the RWI she worked as a strategist, developing anti-discrimination and human rights perspectives in local policy and governance in the City of Malmö. Prior to working with the city of Malmö, she worked internationally for the UNHCR, OHCHR and different NGOs in Latin America and Sweden, as well as for the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, where she managed regional and bilateral programmes in Latin America, East and Southern Africa 2005-2013.
Through the various positions she has accumulated both a broad and deep knowledge of how to translate human rights into practice in different settings, across sectors and levels of society.
She has studied International Migration and Ethnic Relations and Social Anthropology and works in Swedish, English and Spanish