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Many people around the world are active in the mission of promoting democracy, human rights and peace in the spirit of Olof Palme. Amongst them are partner organisations, members of Swedish member organisations, elected representatives, employees and donors. Here you will meet a few of us:

Nidal Jojack Muhammad, teacher

Nidal Jojack Muhammad, teacher
"More than five generations have been affected by this war. They are the future. Syria will be built by their hands, their thoughts. We must do everything we can to make them ready for it."

Ibtihal Al Aloul, former employee at the Olof Palme International Center’s office in Gaza, Palestine

Ibtihal Al Aloul
”I decided to make it a personal challenges to forgive and move forward. It is only through discussions with other people that I can make them change.”  

Vlado Miljuš, coordinator at the union for metal workers in Novi Sad, Serbia

Vlado Miljuš
”By listening to our Swedish partners we are trying to develop our own system. We don´t have the same tradition of finding a balance between for instance neoliberalism, capitalism and the state. The Swedish model is a role models for us.”

Geoffrey ”Union” Labudahon, ombudsman, LEARN, the Philippines

Geoffrey ”Union” Labudahon
”Most Filipinos do not know their rights and lack the possibility to influence their lives and their country. If you do not know your rights you cannot change your situation. That is way I believe that education makes a difference. ”

Stefan Löfven, statsminister

Stefan Löfven
”Fackliga organisationer är för mig avgörande för att du ska kunna ha en fungerade demokrati. Att löntagare, både ”blue collar” och ”white collar”, kan organisera sig och få teckna kollektivavtal. Det är fundamentet vill jag påstå”

Lin Lek (assumed name for security reasons), democracy activist, Burma

Lin Lek (assumed name for security reasons)
”In order to create a society that benefits all humans, women must be involved because we take the problems that women meet seriously.”

Wanja Lundby-Wedin, chairperson of the Olof Palme International Center

Wanja Lundby-Wedin
“The role of the Olof Palme International Center is to support people in their work and struggle. The core idea of our work it to empower people to take control over their own lives.”

Laura Lutfiu, who works with youth issues at our partner organisation EC Ma Ndryshe, Kosovo

Laura Lutfiu
“I hope that my work with young people can contribute to change, create optimism and motivate the younger generation to work for a better Kosovo.”

Veronica Mente, labour law advisor, South Africa

Veronica Mente
“We teach practical knowledge: to not accept unfair treatment and to be able to stand up for your human rights.”
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