The Swedish Government.
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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

    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices

    “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 The Government takes action against sexual violence and harassment
  2. 2 Ministerial conference on how gender equality can contribute to fair jobs and growth
  3. 3 New sexual offence legislation based on consent
  4. 4 Sweden best in the EU on gender equality
  5. 5 Sweden's feminist foreign policy – examples from three years of implementation
  6. 6 Swedish Government presents feminist policy for a gender-equal future
  7. 7 Gender equality policy in Sweden
  8. 8 Swedish Government to establish gender equality agency
  9. 9 Gender-responsive budgeting
  10. 10 Swedish ambassador to combat trafficking in human beings
  11. 11 Opinion article: "Access to the life-saving services of a midwife is a gender rights issue"
  12. 12 A review of parental insurance
  13. 13 Women’s participation helps ensure that peace is more sustainable

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