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 Press release: Conference to highlight gender equality ahead of Social Summit for 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 New Swedish ambassador to combat trafficking in human beings
- 8 Speech by Minister for Children, The Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér on Policy Answers to the Refugee Crisis
- 9 Opinion article: "Access to the life-saving services of a midwife is a gender rights issue"
- 10 Opinion article: "We must teach more countries about our Sexual Purchases Act”
- 11 Challenging Cyber Harassment for Women and Girls Worldwide
- 12 A review of parental insurance
- 13 Women’s participation helps ensure that peace is more sustainable
- 14 Sweden a strong voice for women’s rights at 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
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