Embassy of Sweden opened Learning Course

On August 19 the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok made the official opening of a course focusing on Human Rights of Women in Southeast Asia.

Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Sweden Christoffer Berg could welcome not less than 18 representatives from National Human Rights Institution (NHRIs) and academic institutions (Als) on August 19 to the official opening of a learning course about Human Rights of Women in Southeast Asia.

The opening took place at the Holiday Inn Silom in Bangkok and the course, that carries the name “Blended Learning Course on the Equal Statur and Human Rights of Women in Southeast Asia: Face-to-face Workshop” was organised by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI)

According to the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, the course will introduce international and regional frameworks related to course topics. It will also address selected human rights issues of special concern for women with focus on the Southeast Asia setting, including sexual and gender based violence; trafficking in persons; and women in situations of conflict and imprisonment.

The instructor for the blended learning course is Dr. Miriam Estrada, who is a Visiting Professor at RWI and also former Chairperson of the CEDAW Committee.

The course runs, all in all, from June 24 to November 23, 2013.
RWI has been partnering with the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok under the Regional Asia Human Rights Capacity Development Programme 2010-2015.

Source: Embassy of Sweden in Thailand.

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