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.
EU Gender Equality Index 2017
Sweden best in the EU on gender equality
Sweden tops the EU Gender Equality Index in 2017, ahead of Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands. This news was presented today in Brussels at a conference organised by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).
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 Conference with a gender perspective on fair jobs and growth
- 2 Swedish Government presents feminist policy for a gender-equal future
- 3 Gender equality policy in Sweden
- 4 Swedish Government to establish gender equality agency
- 5 Gender-responsive budgeting
- 6 This is how Sweden will make a difference in the Security Council
- 7 Swedish ambassador to combat trafficking in human beings
- 8 Opinion article: "Access to the life-saving services of a midwife is a gender rights issue"
- 9 Opinion article: "We must teach more countries about our Sexual Purchases Act”
- 10 A review of parental insurance
- 11 Women’s participation helps ensure that peace is more sustainable
- 12 Sweden a strong voice for women’s rights at 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
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