Today, on International Women's Day, we note that our material is still highly topical. Opposition to gender equality and women's rights is increasing in several countries in Europe and around the world.
On 8 March 2008, Sveriges Radio's correspondent Nils Horner will broadcast a report from a women's shelter in Afghanistan. He interviews Faria, a young woman who fled her home because her husband intended to murder her and had already dug her grave behind the house. Neighbors, however, have time to warn Faria.
It is a strong report and Nils Horner notes that many women in Afghanistan do not know that they have human rights or value as human beings.
Emma Wistrand feels she has to do something. But what? Then the idea of My Human Rights and our educational materials is born. Surely it must be possible to make the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Women more accessible and easier to understand?