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

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

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News about gender equality

  • Sweden and Romania cooperate on social policy

    Minister Åsa Regnér and Rovana Plumb
    The joint declaration focuses on upholding the rights of and support for vulnerable groups, not least children and young people. Photo: Government Offices och Sweden

    On Friday 5 June, Åsa Regnér, Sweden’s Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality and Rovana Plumb, Romania’s Minister of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly signed a joint declaration on social policy.

  • CSW 2015: Sweden stands up for women's empowerment

    Åsa Regnér
    "Women's rights are human rights, and human rights are women's rights. They must never be violated on grounds of culture, tradition, honour or religion," says Ms Regnér. Photo: Sweden Abroad.

    The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is holding its annual meeting in New York between 9 and 20 March. Sweden's Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, Åsa Regnér, is leading the Swedish delegation and participating in several events. "Sweden's voice for the rights of women and girls worldwide plays a role for others. Our line is to stand up for gender equality and the right of women to self-determination," says Ms Regnér.

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