CV Åsa Regnér

Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality

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Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

Party

Swedish Social Democratic Party

Areas of responsibility

The rights of the child, Individual and family care, Gender equality, Disability, Support for people with disabilities, Elderly care.

Personal

Born 1964

Education

2011
MA in democratic development, Uppsala University

1991
Bachelor of Arts degree (German, Spanish and history of art), Stockholm University

1984–1985
Studies at MA level in political science, sociology and German literature, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen, Germany

Posts and assignments

2014–
Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality

2013–2014
Country Director, UN Women, Bolivia

2007–2012
Secretary-General, RFSU (the Swedish Association for Sex Education)

2004–2006
Director of Planning, Ministry of Justice (Minister for Democracy and Gender Equality)

1999–2004
Political Adviser, Prime Minister's Office (EU Coordination)

1998–1999
Political Adviser, home affairs, Prime Minister's Office (Six-month leave of absence in 2000 to co-author a report in a research project - Tema Genus - at Linköping University)

1996–1998
Special Adviser, Ministry of Employment

1995–1996
Inquiry Chair, Inquiry into the labour market for women

1994–1996
Researcher, Confederation of Professional Employees

1992–1994
Desk Officer, Ministry of Employment

1991–1993
Assistant Inquiry Secretary, Ministry of Employment

1990–1991
Volonteer, Bolivia

Additional information

Languages: English, Spanish, German, Portuguese