On 13-14 August 2015 a seminar on Human Rights Research and Education was jointly organised by the Vietnam’s Human Rights Institute under the Ho Chi Minh National Political Academy and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund University (Sweden).
The two-day event gathered academia representatives, researchers, lawyers, policy-makers and civil society organisations to discuss issues related to human rights in Vietnam. These included, but were not limited to, human rights and democracy, human rights and governance, education of human rights at schools and universities, human rights and the environment, role of gender in human rights…etc.
Speaking at the event, Swedish Ambassador Camilla Mellander noted that “the Swedish government attaches a lot of importance to human rights, in fact it’s one of its’ main priorities. The government is of the opinion that societies prosper when everybody is treated equal, regardless of ethnic origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation or gender”.
She also shared Sweden’s approach on ’Feminist Foreign Policy’ and encouraged all participants to share and exchange their experiences for a better future.