Gender equality

Gender equality is equality between women and men, who should have the same opportunities to shape society and their own lives.This area includes issues such as power, influence, finances, education, work and physical integrity.

Responsible for gender equality

Responsible minister

Portrait of Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér
Åsa Regnér Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality

Responsible ministry

News about gender equality

  • Gender equality in health

    A team of women are rowing
    The Government is investing in sport and expects the sports movement, at all levels, to redouble its efforts to achieve gender equality in sports to give those who are actively involved the same opportunities to realise their interest in participating, regardless of gender. Photo: Johnér

    Avoidable health inequalities will be eliminated in a generation. The long-term goal is to eliminate the disparities between women’s and men’s sick leave, while reducing sick leave rates in general to a low and stable level. Men’s violence against women must stop.

  • HeForShe launched in Sweden

    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven Photo: Martina Huber/Government Offices

    On 18 June, the United Nations global HeForShe campaign for gender equality was launched in Sweden. The objective is to show that gender equality is not a women’s issue, but an issue for women and men alike.

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