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A Feminist Government

Sweden has the first feminist government in the world. This means that gender equality is central to the Government’s priorities – in decision-making and resource allocation. A feminist government ensures that a gender equality perspective is brought into policy-making on a broad front, both nationally and internationally. Women and men must have the same power to shape society and their own lives. This is a human right and a matter of democracy and justice. Gender equality is also part of the solution to society’s challenges and a matter of course in a modern welfare state – for justice and economic development. The Government’s most important tool for implementing feminist policy is gender mainstreaming, of which gender-responsive budgeting is an important component.

Feminist government policy – a good investment for Sweden and the world

  • Gender equality part of the solution to challenges in society

    Picture of the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfvén and the Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, Åsa Regnér
    Picture of the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfvén and the Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, Åsa Regnér. Photo: Sören Andersson/Regeringskansliet

    “The world’s first feminist government is now implementing a policy to increase gender equality”, the Prime Minister established in the Statement of Government Policy.

Feminist policy

  1. 1 New Swedish ambassador to combat trafficking in human beings
  2. 2 Speech by Minister for Children, The Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér on Policy Answers to the Refugee Crisis
  3. 3 Opinion article: "Access to the life-saving services of a midwife is a gender rights issue"
  4. 4 Opinion article: "We must teach more countries about our Sexual Purchases Act”
  5. 5 Challenging Cyber Harassment for Women and Girls Worldwide
  6. 6 Speech by Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport Gabriel Wikström at UNGASS Roundtable on Human Rights
  7. 7 The CEDAW Committee gives Sweden recommendations on gender equality work
  8. 8 Gender equality and sustainable development on the agenda of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York
  9. 9 A review of parental insurance
  10. 10 Women’s participation helps ensure that peace is more sustainable

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