Radio Sweden Wednesday

A sharp increase in the number of children and youngsters suffering from abuse at home.

How do Swedish companies respect Human rights. Amnesty International publishes its findings.

And we’ve news of more medal success for Sweden’s Alpine skiers at the World Championships in Åre.

Closing Music: Weeping Willows, ”The Burden”

There’s been a sharp increase in the number of children and youngsters calling the special telephone helpline about depressions, abuse and harassment at home and school. That’s the headline from a Swedish report out today. Radio Sweden’s Bill Schiller has more:

There’s praise for Sweden in a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. But while it says while the economy is set for further solid growth, the government needs to widen its reform policy and boost employment levels. Gaby Katz has more:

Time was when human rights and business were considered to be two rather different concerns. Times have changed and with 24/7 media, out sourcing and global workforces, businesses around the world - and importantly, investors are increasingly thinking different. Recently in Stockholm, the Amnesty Business Group, part of the Swedish section of Amnesty International, announced its yearly rankings of Swedish companies called the Amnesty business ratings. Mark Cummins was there to cover the story:

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