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