The Swedish Foundation for Human Rights


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About The Swedish Foundation for Human Rights

The Swedish Foundation for Human Rights is a nonprofit foundation founded with the objective to promote human rights through human rights education, advocacy, and international development cooperation. Since 2008, the organization is part of the Swedish popular education network Sensus, while maintaining its status as an independent foundation with its own board. The main target group for the work in Sweden is decision makers in governmental agencies, Parliament, organizations and media. Internationally the target group is the partner human rights organizations and their particular target groups, as well as key persons and decision makers at the global and regional human rights mechanisms. Internationally the organization specifically focuses on strengthening civil society and its potential to promote human rights. This is primarily done through financial and technical support to local initiatives which lead to a tangible advancement of human rights and simultaneously contribute to a positive development of the competence of local civil society. The organization has a broad contact network of human rights organisations in Africa, Latin America and Asia that work before the regional human rights mechanisms.

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Advocacy, Education


Applying the Human Rights Based-Approach

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Founded: 1991
Location (HQ): Sweden
Scope: Global
Focus area: All human rights

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About the author

Ada Hasanagic

Ada Hasanagić is a human rights professional currently working as a researcher at the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Previously, Ada graduated with honors from the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and the University of Buckingham in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Also, she earned a master’s degree in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna.