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What do you know about Pride and LGBTQI rights? Here’s some suggested questions and images to put together a quiz for social media!

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Press freedom

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Today, news consumers are constantly overwhelmed by information. To steer clear of false information, fake news and propaganda, source criticism is more crucial than ever. We asked an expert for advice. Hear Thomas Mattsson, senior advisor of Bonnier News and chairman of Swedish publishers’ association Utgivarna, on the importance of free press and how to verify sources.

This video is available with English and Arabic subtitles and a clean version with SRT-files for local translation. There are versions in format 16:9 and 4:5.

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Campaign for Knowledge & Learning Week at Expo 2020

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Campaign for Knowledge & Learning Week at Expo 2020

In connection to Sweden’s Knowledge and Learning week at Expo 2020 Dubai on 12-18 December, the Swedish Institute provides a social media campaign for all foreign missions.

Our focus is to communicate Sweden as a knowledge nation rather than to solely focusing on attracting on-site visitors to the Swedish pavilion in Dubai. The campaign content is therefore versatile and can be used by all foreign missions, not only the ones close to the Expo site. The goal of the campaign is to spark interest in the programme topics as well as direct people to a digital platform where events will be livestreamed.

The campaign consists of nine different posts created for Facebook and Instagram:

  • 3 posts with more general framing to create awareness around Knowledge and Learning Week at Expo 2020.
  • 6 posts connected to various topics from the programme that we wish to highlight during the week.

When using the campaign, we highly advise that you publish the posts according to the schedule provided. This is to make sure that all interested in participating digitally in the events will be directed to the livestream platform in time.

Make sure to add the name of the photographer available in the text document.

More on the material here: campaign purpose and background (pdf, English).

If you have any questions, please reach out to linnea.lindgren@si.se

See more here: https://sharingsweden.se/toolkits/pioneer-the-possible/ 

Together change is possible

PAMOJA – together change is possible

PAMOJA – together change is possible

Liliesleaf is one of South Africa’s foremost national heritage sites and a home to extraordinary exhibitions that tell the story of South Africa’s journey towards democracy.

This toolkit is based on the web platform developed by Liliesleaf, in collaboration with the Swedish embassies in Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The toolkit contains physical material for the embassies to launch the platform locally.

Please note that only the Swedish embassies in countries mentioned above can apply to use this toolkit.

About

Pamoja is a story of international solidarity and a shared commitment to decolonisation and national liberation. It is also a story of the long cooperation between Sweden and ten countries in Africa.

The project will include materials that use this story of solidarity as a basis for conversations about today’s global challenges, in order to create a sense of agency and encourage activism. The idea is to inspire young people of today to invest time and energy into making the world a better place for all. Together, change is possible.

Instructions

The exhibitions will be delivered as print files from SI. English, Portuguese and Swahili versions will be available. You can adjust the size of the exhibition according to your needs. SI recommends creating an outdoor exhibition. Financial support can be used to rent exhibition modules, and buy specific advertising (exhibit) outdoor/indoor space. You can also apply for extra money to build SI´s exhibition modules.

The key to the success of this project is a partnership with tomorrow’s leaders and change-makers, creating events that help people engage and take an active part in the work towards a peaceful, just and equitable world.

The Swedish Institute can assist with suggestions for participation in launches. A list is available with all participants in interviews and films on the Pamoja Web platform and with all activists in the photo exhibition. A good idea might be to mix participants from different countries.

Building blocks

  • Pamoja overview
  • Photo exhibition Together change is possible – 20 activists from 10 countries in Africa on 12 panels, including introduction, share the conviction that solidarity creates change. (low resolution file) Also available in Portuguese and Swahili. Please apply and contact us for high resolution prints.
  • Pamoja exhibition (low resolution; includes: instructions (same for all countries) and local version for South Africa (an example of local version). Local exhibition can be compiled using the Pamoja platform, adding new texts and photos on today’s local challenges, in collaboration with the local embassy.
  • Pamoja website, a virtual walk through of the website by the Totem team. Also available in Portuguese and Swahili. Coming soon!

We can offer suitable press photos for your country. Please contact SI for details.

Inspirational stories

The Embassy in Mozambique has worked with a broad program and many different activities to launch Pamoja – together change is possible, which is a web-based platform that describes Swedish support for decolonization and the fight against Apartheid in ten African countries. Here is the platform exposed on digital billboards in Julius Nyerere Avenue in Maputo May 2022.

 

 

Financial support

Swedish embassies in Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe may apply for financial support of maximum SEK 40,000 for production of the printed material, to rent exhibition modules, buy specific advertising (exhibit) outdoor/indoor space and cover travel costs and fees for guest speaker(s).

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information please contact Sylvia Augustinsson or Asta Rantanen.

Videos

How Swedish women got the right to vote (Arabic)

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In 2021 Sweden celebrates 100 years since Swedish women got the right to vote. To mark this anniversary, here’s a quick journey through the history of women’s right to vote in Sweden – from 1921 to today.

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In 2021 Sweden celebrates 100 years since Swedish women got the right to vote. To mark this anniversary, here’s a quick journey through the history of women’s right to vote in Sweden – from 1921 to today.

Remember ReAct

Remember ReAct

In October 2021, the Swedish Government organised the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism – Remember ReAct, at which 60 delegations made pledges. One of Sweden’s pledges in Malmö was to hold the Presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) between 1 March of 2022 and 28 February of 2023. The main activities are the two plenary sessions, in Stockholm (June) and Gothenburg (November).

The IHRA emerged from an initiative taken by then Prime Minister Göran Persson in 1998 and was established at the first international forum on the Holocaust in Stockholm (2000), where the alliance’s founding document, the Stockholm Declaration, was adopted. IHRA currently has 35 member countries, a number of observer countries and permanent international partners, such as UN, OSCE, Council of Europe and UNESCO.

The purpose of the Forum and the continued work for IHRA is to make forward-looking commitments to ensure that memory of the Holocaust is not lost and to combat antisemitism in a society in which racism is on the rise and in which many people suffer hate, threats and abuse on a daily basis.

The Swedish Institute is highlighting these efforts and in the same spirit has produced its own Remember ReAct toolkit, comprising an exhibition and social media materials.This toolkit has now been updated with information about the Swedish IHRA Presidency and can be showed during the Presidency. The toolkit material can be provided locally for further reflection this year.

The exhibition is a collaboration with the Living History Forum in Stockholm, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry  of Education and Research.

Links

More information about the forum: https://www.government.se/government-policy/remember–react/

Together for Impact – the Swedish Presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance – Government.se

Sweden’s commitments in connection with the Malmö Forum: Malmöforumet: Sveriges åtaganden för hågkomst av Förintelsen och bekämpande av antisemitism, antiziganism och andra former av rasism – Regeringen.se (in Swedish)

Instructions

Exihibition overview (English, PDF)

Link to other related toolkits: https://sharingsweden.se/toolkits/raoul-wallenberg-exhibition/ 

Building blocks

The exhibition presents both Swedish and international efforts for Holocaust remembrance and the fight against antisemitism, antigypsyism and racism since the first Forum was held in Stockholm in 2000 and on to the present day.

Visitors to the exhibition will learn how in 1998, it was found that out of 8,000 Swedish students, a third were not certain whether the Holocaust had actually happened, prompting the Government to publish the book Tell Ye Your Children… (Om detta må ni berätta…), which was widely distributed to families with school-age children. The wide range of material in the exhibition also includes the founding of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and the initiative to commemorate the Holocaust with an annual Day of Remembrance from 27 January 2005 onwards.

Another part of the exhibition considers antisemitism in Sweden and Europe today – how does it spread? Where is it found? What form does it take? What consequences does it have for Jewish people and what action is being taken?

Exhibition

The exhibition (English, low resolution pdf, apply and contact us for high resolution print files)
Exihibition overview (English, PDF)

Example of the exhibition mounted in the SI exhibition modules (jpg)
One version of the exhibition produced by the SI for the forum in Malmö.

Exhibition texts for translation (English, Word)

Exhibition captions for translation (English, Word)

Images

Press images. When you use the photos, please make sure to include the name of the photographer and the caption.

Timeline

Exhibition timeline (English, low resolution pdf, apply and contact us for high resolution print files)

Timeline texts for translation (Word, English)

Timeline captions for translation (Word, English)

Social media

Social media post images with English text for Facebook (JPG, download from Media Flow)

Social media post images with English text for Instagram (JPG, download from Media Flow)

Social media post texts in English for translation (English, word)

Social media short instruction (English, PDF)

Kindly use the English version above for translations. Remember to add the text from the image to the comments section making the text available for people with sight limitation.

Financial support

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.

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.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information please contact Sylvia Augustinsson or Asta Rantanen.

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The exhibtion in Zagreb.

Images that change the world in Zagreb

Images that change the world in Zagreb

The embassy of Sweden in Zagreb have worked with the Images that change the world exhibition outdoors with rented stands at the Cvjetni trg square in Zagreb.

We asked Mirna about the feedback on the exhibition since the content might be a bit provocative. Mirna Juric at the embassy: “We have some negative comments on social networks, but generally the response from people is positive. We have a lot of  media articles, several radio announcements and one TV media clip. Fortunately the media communication was positive and proactive. It feels like a good result. It’s wonderful if we can start discussions and get reactions on inclusion.

The exhibition will travel on to Split in Croatia during 2021.

Image of the exhibition in Zagreb

Credits: The Embassy of Sweden in Zagreb.

Image of the exhibition in Zagreb

Credits: The Embassy of Sweden in Zagreb.

Image of the exhibtion in Zagreb

Credits: The Embassy of Sweden in Zagreb.

Image of the exhibtiion in Zagreb

Credits: The Embassy of Sweden in Zagreb.