Åsa Regnér

Åsa Regnér

Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

"As a minister in a feminist government, I want to contribute to the work of developing a modern welfare model. Rights issues, opportunities for influence and supporting the most vulnerable in society are central. The objective is a clearer gender equality policy and increased participation and accessibility in society. The rights of the child will be strengthened as well as quality, security and presence in elderly care."

News from Åsa Regnér

  • Prime Minister to open an international high-level conference on violence against children

    The image shows two young and happy girls with the text The End Violence Solutions Summit, Stockholm 14-15 February 2018.
    The End Violence Solutions Summit is being arranged in Stockholm 14-15 February 2018. The Global Partnership to End Violence against Children

    The Swedish Government is hosting the high-level conference Agenda 2030 for Children, End Violence Solutions Summit in Stockholm on 14–15 February 2018. The participants include Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, HM Queen Silvia and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed. The co-organisers of the conference are the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children and WePROTECT Global Alliance.

  • The Government takes action against sexual violence and harassment

    Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér had a meeting with the social partners.
    Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér in meeting with the labour market and union partners. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    The #metoo movement in Sweden strongly demonstrates that more needs to be done to combat sexual harassment and sexual violence in the workplace and society at large.The Swedish Government requires all employers to take responsibility for a secure work environment. Read about the implemented and forthcoming measures.

Photo: Ministry of Finance/Government Offices

Reforms for increased security and welfare in the Budget Bill for 2018

In the Budget Bill for 2018, the Government presents a range of proposals to increase security and welfare in Sweden. Here you can learn more about the proposals related to the areas of responsibility of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.

An older man with two older women actively playing a game.
The objective has been for older women and men to be able to lead an active life and exert influence in society Photo: Maskot/Folio

UN report gathers Swedish initiatives for the rights of older people

On 31 October, the Government sent the Swedish report ‘National follow-up of the regional implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) in Sweden’ to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Young boy studying in a classrum.
During the autumn, the Government has taken a number of decisions and initiatives to support municipalities in their work with unaccompanied minors. Photo: Folio

The Government helps municipalities place unaccompanied minors

The reception of large numbers of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in 2015 involved a considerable undertaking on the part of the municipalities to achieve a good long-term system of reception in which account is taken of children’s rights. Although the number of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in Sweden has decreased, Sweden will probably receive a large number of unaccompanied girls and boys in coming years too.

Ministers Anders Ygeman and Åsa Regnér
Ministers Anders Ygeman and Åsa Regnér Photo: Ministry of Justice

Government presented measures in response to refugee situation

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency is to coordinate the management of the refugee situation. Financial support granted to the Swedish Red Cross and Health and Social Care Inspectorate to strengthen capacity in permit application processing.

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