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

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

Responsible ministry

News about gender equality

  • The new Swedish Gender Equality Agency inaugurated in Gothenburg

    Lena Ag, Director-General of the Swedish Gender Equality Agency, and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér
    Lena Ag, Director-General of the Swedish Gender Equality Agency, and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér. Photo: Jöran Fagerlund/The Swedish Gender Equality Agency

    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.

  • The Governments sub-targets for gender equality

    • Sub-target 1: Equal division of power and influence

      Illustration: Annika Carlsson

    • Sub-target 2: Financial gender equality

      Illustration: Annika Carlsson

    • Sub-target 3: Gender-equitable education

      Illustration: Annika Carlsson

    • Sub-target 4: An even division of unpaid housework and care work

      Illustration: Annika Carlsson

    • Sub-target 5: Gender-equal health

      Illustration: Annika Carlsson

    • Sub-target 6: Men’s violence against women must end

      Illustration: Annika Carlsson

    The Governments overarching goal of the gender equality policy is that women and men are to have the same power to shape society and their own lives. Starting from this objective, the Government is working towards six sub-goals.

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