Applying a Human Rights Based-Approach

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Promoting better balance for better justice

The right to education

Elementary education shall be compulsory and free, available to all.

The Swedish Foundation for Human Rights (SFHR) is a nonprofit foundation founded in 1991, with the objective to promote human rights through human rights education, advocacy, and international development cooperation. Since 2008, the SFHR is part of the Swedish popular education network Sensus, while maintaining its status as an independent foundation with its own board.


How we work

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The main target group for the work in Sweden is decision makers in governmental agencies, Parliament, organisations and media. Internationally the target group is the partner human rights organisations and their particular target groups, as well as key persons and decision makers at the global and regional human rights mechanisms.

Internationally the SFHR 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 SFHR has a broad contact network of human rights organisations in Africa, Latin America and Asia that work before the regional human rights mechanisms.

About us

The Swedish Foundation for Human Rights works for a world where human rights are respected, societal actors have good knowledge of their responsibilities and each person is aware of their rights, and has tools to claim them.

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Contact us

Postal adress:
Box 1058
101 39 Stockholm, Sweden

Visitors/shipment adress:
Klara södra kyrkogata 1
111 52 Stockholm, Sweden

E-mail: info(a)


Unfortunetly The Foundation is unable to review applications for projects.

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