By enhancing knowledge and advocating on critical issues, Forum Syd works to change the global structures that create poverty and violate human rights. Forum Syd keeps an active dialogue with decision makers to influence Sweden's and EU’s policies. We are a strong voice in the public debate to create opinion and ensure that voices from developing countries are heard in the Swedish debate. Forum Syd is enhancing the knowledge of other civil society organisations through seminars, analyses and reports so that they, in turn, can act towards a fair and sustainable development.
Our focus areas
The 2030 Agenda is an ambitious plan to achieve a sustainable, gender equal, just and secure world without poverty, for all. Through the 2030 Agenda, the world's countries have agreed to achieve a sustainable world in its three dimensions - social, economic and environmental.
Development aid is an important tool for reducing poverty and strengthening human rights. Being affected by poverty is not just about a lack of financial resources but also that people are denied their human rights, discriminated or otherwise unable to influence their lives.
Today, we see a backlash against democracy and human rights in many parts of the world. Authoritarian regimes try to silence civil society - and people defending their rights are attacked and threatened. Forum Syd's work aims at defending and strengthening civil society to promote democracy and human rights.