About IF&HR

The Institute for Feminism and Human Rights was founded in 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden. IF&HR produces reports and position papers, carries out research, lobbying and advocacy activities and organizes thematic conferences and specialized trainings nationally and internationally in six distinctive thematic areas.

Central to the work of the Institute for Feminism & Human Rights is to seek contact with and carry out initiatives in direct collaboration with equality-seeking women’s organizations globally in order to strengthen the rights of women and girls in our societies.

The Institute for Feminism & Human Rights monitors the work to protect the human rights of women and girls in national, regional and international institutions and bodies such as the European Union, Council of Europe and the United Nations, as well as in national democratic institutions.

The main focus of the work of the Institute is to promote a Feminist understanding of the oppression of all women and girls in society, and to develop appropriate remedies in five thematic areas:

Feminism and male violence against women and girls including prostitution and trafficking in human beings
Feminism and the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls
Feminism, women and political participation and power
Feminism and new economic systems
Feminism, environment and climate change