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"Gender equality is a goal in itself and a prerequisite for long-term democratic development, poverty reduction and global development. As Minister for International Development Cooperation, I therefore consider it a matter of course that gender equality and women's role in development comprise one of our priorities in development assistance. Gender equality should also remain key within the framework of Sweden's policy for global development and is a prioritised area in the negotiations on a new global development agenda," says Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström.
On the occasion of the 58th CSW Sida organized the Swedish side event "The role of men and boys in contributing to the achievement of gender equality goals and female empowerment in the MDGs".
Two thirds of all work is the world is carried out by women and girls. Half of all food is produced by women and girls. But women earn only 10 per cent of the world's incomes and own 1 per cent of the world's assets. In Sweden, we want women and men to have the same ability to shape society and their own lives.
"We are not there yet, but we have come a long way. To a large extent, this is because we have created regulations and structures that make it easier to combine work with starting a family," says Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.
Bildt visits Ukraine
Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt is visiting Ukraine on 5-6 March, together with Denmark's new Minister for Foreign Affairs Martin Lidegaard.
The foreign ministers will visit the capital, Kiev, and eastern Ukraine. They are expected to meet Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, members of parliament and local representatives to discuss the situation in the country and how other countries and international actors can offer support and act in the circumstances.
05 March 2014
Government suspends aid to Uganda
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New embassies in Baku and Yerevan
25 February 2014
Hillevi Engström condemns Uganda's new anti-gay legislation
19 February 2014
Today the 2014 Statement of Foreign Policy will be presented
19 February 2014
Tense situation in Kiev
05 February 2014
Bildt discussed human rights in Iran
04 February 2014
Avicii wins 2013 Music Export Prize
31 January 2014
The Government's Music Export Prize for 2013
29 January 2014
Green cities and Swedish design on agenda during Germany visit
27 January 2014
SEK 1 million to preservation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
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