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The right to education
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.
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.