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Sweden Joins the Fight against Anti-Semitism with Solidarity Sabbath

"There must be no place for anti-Semitism in Sweden, Europe or the rest of the world. The Swedish Government is strongly committed to the fight against anti-Semitism in Sweden as well as abroad. Anti-Semitism, like all forms of intolerance and xenophobia, is ultimately a threat to the entire system of values underpinning democratic societies," says Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

Colourful group of women. "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

Sweden won gender equality award

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.

CSW 2015: Sweden stands up for women's empowerment

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

HeForShe Ambassador Stefan Löfven. HeForShe Ambassador Stefan Löfven

HeForShe Ambassador Stefan Löfven

On 23 January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven was appointed an IMPACT World Champion Leader for the United Nations HeForShe solidarity movement. Its campaign aims to get men involved in the fight for gender equality. Now all of Sweden's male ministers have joined the movement, making the Swedish Government the first government in the world to get involved collectively in HeForShe.

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Photo of Stefan Löfven.

Government takes part in HeForShe


A UN solidarity movement aimed at engaging men and boys in the fight for gender equality.

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