Democracy, gender equality and human rights


Nordic pocket facts

In the Nordic Pocket Facts, we break down the statistics by native born and foreign born persons and native born persons with two foreign born parents. The statistics are also broken down by sex as far as possible. The "Nordic Pocket Facts 2013 - Statistics on integration" provides a picture of the status and progress of integration in the Nordic countries.

Super election year 2014

Young boy and his parent by a voting stand Photo: Malin Hoelstad/SvD/TT

2014 is the first year that Sweden is holding both a European election and a general election - a super election year. Elections are the most important means by which citizens can influence politics and at the same time demand accountability for the policies that are pursued.

One million kronor to counter internet hate speech

The Swedish Media Council has been given the assignment by the government to implement the Council of Europe Campaign "No Hate Speech Movement" in Sweden. The campaign will be implemented in order to raise awareness, particularly among children and young people, of xenophobia, sexism and other forms of intolerance and mobilize to promote human rights, democracy and gender equality on the Internet.

Ms Agnieszka Kozlowska-Rajewicz and Ms Maria Arnholm Ms Agnieszka Kozlowska-Rajewicz and Ms Maria Arnholm. Photo: Mikael Lundgren/ Government Offices

Parental leave and childcare in focus during Polish visit

Minister for Gender Equality Maria Arnholm today received Poland's gender equality minister Agnieszka Kozlowska-Rajewicz. Ms Kozlowska-Rajewicz is here to study how parental leave and childcare are designed in Sweden, and what the Government is doing about men's violence against women. The two ministers will also pay a visit to the National Police Board to learn about the work of the police, and in particular the campaign against crime in close relationships being conducted by the police.

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logotype IDAHO 2014

Idaho Forum May 13-14

Sweden and Malta are co-hosting this year's conference.

The Swedish Government's website on human rights

with facts, news and policies on Human Rights in Sweden and international conventions.

Rights of the Child

The objective of the rights of the child policy is that children and young people are to be respected and to have opportunities for development and security and also for participation and influence.
Illustration of Convention om the rights of the child celebrates 25 years


The objectives of disability policy is to create a society without obstacles to participation and where there are equal living conditions for people with disabilities.

Nordic pocket facts 2013 - Statistics on integration

A statistical breakdown of the differences and similarities between native-born and foreign-born persons.