Gender equal world
Gender equality is a matter of human rights, democracy and justice. The human rights to freedom of opinion and expression and of peaceful assembly and association is the foundation of every aspect of gender equality. If we are to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals, the mobilisation for human rights and gender equality must continue. Gained rights need to be protected and positions need to be moved forward.
Today, human rights are questioned and challenged, and human rights defenders are under pressure. With the shrinking space for democratic actors, including increased resistance towards the women´s movement, it is more important than ever to remind ourselves of the long-running fight of the women’s rights movement – and to stand up for the ongoing struggle of women human rights defenders of today.
This toolkit consists of a photo exhibition by photographer Anette Brolenius and suggested topics for seminars.
This is a photo exhibition consisting of 15 portraits of women’s rights defenders from different parts of the world. The exhibition is a tribute to those defending human rightsand those fighting for a gender equal world.
The films can be used as a component of (online) seminars or as a social media campaign on its own.
Events and seminars should be focused on topics, challenges and opportunities relevant to the local context. The toolkit material is intended as an inspiration for how activities can be arranged.
Event suggestions: format, topics and themes (English. PDF)
Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum SEK 40,000 for production of the printed material, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s). Part of the sum applied for should be used for inviting Swedish guest speaker(s).
For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.
Initiatives that include the exhibition in combination with seminars/round table will be prioritised. For more general events on gender equality, please discuss possible financial support with SI before applying.
How to apply
To apply, please fill out the application form.
The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.
By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.
Individuals or organisations who would like to show the exhibit should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.
How to report
After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.
Contact at the Swedish Institute
For more information, please contact Ulrika Rosvall.