modern slavery

Podcast: What is Modern Slavery?

In 2016, a United Nations study found that more than 40 million people around the world were victims of modern slavery – forced labour and forced marriage. What’s more, it was recently discovered that unaccompanied minors immigrating to Sweden have been working under slave-like conditions. So, RWI sat down with Urmila Bhoola, the UN Special Rapporteur…

Jakarta, workshop, human rights, gender

Supporting Researchers in Regional Asia

Fifteen researchers from seven countries across Asia came together last week  for the Regional Asia Research Initiative’s three-day workshop in Jakarta. The workshop was a continuation of the one held in Bangkok earlier this year. It focused on gender issues as well as practical skills, including peer reviewing and presentation techniques. The gender focus for the…

She Called for a Gender Perspective on the Laws of War

In this episode of “On Human Rights,” we meet Helen Durham, the Director of the International Law and Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Dr Durham is an Australian international humanitarian lawyer and took her time to talk to RWI about women in conflicts and explain why there is a need…

Integrating Gender into Research in Turkey

The RWI Turkey Programme has for a long time recognized that gender often is ignored in many research proposals. This is largely due to the lack of capacity and knowledge. Even though the Programme receives an impressive amount of high-quality gender-targeted research proposals for the research grants and scholarships each year, gender is far from…

Human Rights in Belarus

New Publication on Human Rights and Gender Equality in Quality Human Rights Teaching

RWI has prepared a publication that consists of a compilation of abstracts on inclusion of human rights and gender equality aspects in the teaching of various legal disciplines in Belarus, Serbia, and the United States. The publication is available in Russian and English.The abstracts were submitted by participants of an international educational and methodological seminar…