Regnér took part in launch of gender equality web portal for newly arrived children and young people

On Thursday 6 April 2017, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér inaugurated the multilingual website that provides information about health, gender equality, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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Photo of Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér, during the launch of Youmo. Photo: Joanna Abrahamsson/Government Offices

The website, which targets newly arrived children and young people aged 13–20, is part of the Government’s efforts to provide more information for young people who did not grow up in Sweden and who do not have Swedish as their first language.

“The Youmo website has been eagerly awaited. Sweden has received many unaccompanied minors in a short period of time. The Government wants their reception to be as good as possible, and education is an important part of this. I hope this website will improve knowledge about gender equality among newly arrived children and young people,” says Ms Regnér.

In April 2016, the Government instructed the Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society, in collaboration with the national internet-based youth clinic UMO, to promote information campaigns on health and gender equality for newly arrived children and young people. The result – – is based on content from the website and contains easily accessible content in Swedish, English, Arabic, Dari, Somali and Tigrinya.