Today, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) is presenting new country reports on human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The launch is part of the Government’s work to promote, prevent and influence developments in these areas.

Idag publicerar Utrikesdepartementet nya landrapporter om mänskliga rättigheter, demokrati och rättsstatens principer. Lanseringen är en del av regeringens arbete för att främja, förebygga och påverka utvecklingen i dessa frågor. Rapporterna finns att läsa på regeringens hemsida.

Rwanda is still in the midst of the reconciliation process following the 1994 genocide, and the country is especially focusing on young people as an important group. So when the Embassy of Sweden in Rwanda decided to launch an initiative for the Global Goals, it was natural to focus on Goal 16 – peace and justice

More women – more peace. Studies show that the full and equal participation of women in peacebuilding processes contributes to better and more sustainable peace and security in society. On 12-14 December,  Sweden invited women activists from all provinces in Afghanistan to participate in a training on dialogue and mediation skills in peace processes.

Representatives of some 50 nations gathered in Brussels at the beginning of March to build a global financial and political partnership for the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls. The She Decides conference reverberated across the world and was able to raise a total of EUR 181 million to support organisations working on SRHR.

Wikipedia is the world’s most used online encyclopaedia. Among the millions of articles there are four times as many articles about men as there are about women. Behind the scenes the figures are even worse: only nine per cent of editors are women and one per cent are transgender people; the rest are men. Moreover, the majority of those who edit articles are well-educated people from countries in the west.
But this can be changed. Sweden’s Embassy in New Delhi decided to help out.