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

  • 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.

  • Sweden won gender equality award

    Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regn
    "I am honoured to receive this award, which is a recognition of Sweden's efforts to achieve a better gender balance in our national parliament," said Ms Regnér. Photo: Government Offices/Joanna Abrahamsson

    Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér accepted a gender equality award in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 23 March. Attention was focused on Sweden for its gender equality policies at the international Women in Parliaments Global Forum Summit.

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