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Kristina Patring elected to the Council for Human Rights

Kristina Patring, expert advisor at the SMC – Faith in Development, has been elected as a delegate to the newly formed advisory council on Human Rights, an advisory body to the Swedish National Institute for Human Rights. She is one of 20 Swedish human rights experts who have been elected to the advisory council.

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Erik Johansson, Charlotta Norrby, Linnea Lundgren and Kristina Patring at the annual meeting 2023.Erik Johansson, Charlotta Norrby, Linnea Lundgren and Kristina Patring at the annual meeting 2023.

Great engagement at SMR’s annual meeting

How should faith-based organizations relate to a renegotiated social contract? Does the annual meeting need to confirm motions that have already been addressed? These were some burning questions discussed last week when SMR’s network gathered for a day focused on the annual meeting.

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Pages from the annual report 2022.Pages from the annual report 2022.

The annual report of 2022 is here

The annual meeting has formally approved the annual report of 2022. It includes features, interviews, financial statements and information about the staff, board members and committee.

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Fotograf: Holger.Ellgaard, Creative CommonFotograf: Holger.Ellgaard, Creative Common

Cuts to the info/com budget have major consequences

The government’s cuts to Sida’s info/com budget from 155 to 20 million have major consequences for communication on global issues. It was crushingly clear in a meeting that Sida invited to about the grant and in which SMC and representatives of member organisations participated.

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Kenya. Photo: SMC.

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Child participation is a win-win

– Child participation is a win-win because it leads to a more humane society, enhanced realisation of children’s rights, a stronger commitment to democracy and more compassion between people, says Gerison Lansdown ahead of the SMC Member Days 2023.

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