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