Åsa Lindhagen

Åsa Lindhagen, Minister for Gender Equality, with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation

Minister for Gender Equality, with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation

Ministry of Employment

"We can never accept a situation where people do not have power over their own lives. The Government is working to increase gender equality at all levels, to strengthen children’s rights, to combat violence in close relations and honour-related violence and oppression. We are clear in our support for the equal value of all people."

News from Åsa Lindhagen

  • Minister for Gender Equality to highlight Consent Act at summit on girls’ and women’s rights

    • The minister of Gender Equality speak at

      "Gender equality is a fundamental matter of human rights, democracy and social justice. Women and men must have the same power to shape society and their own lives", says Åsa Lindhagen from the swedish statement in the General Assembly.

      Photo: Nicole Goufas/Government Offices of Sweden

    • Ministers of Gender Equality around a table.

      Åsa Lindhagen and the Nordic ministers, also responsible for gender equality, signing a declaration for Agenda 2030, handed to UN Women director Phumzile Mlambo.

      Photo: Pontus Hook

    • Picture of Åsa Lindhagen

      "Sweden`s feminist government ensures that a gender equality perspective is brought into policy-making at all levels, nationally and internationally,” says Åsa Lindhagen.

      Photo: Kristian Pohl/ Government Offices of Sweden

    • Six women ane standing beside each other.

      –"It is important at these times, when forces are pushing to roll back the land-winnings on gender equality, that we can act together with joint forces to continue advancing in this field", says Åsa Lindhagen. Here together with Nordic ministers for Gender Equality.

      Photo:Pontus Höök

    Åsa Lindhagen will be heading the Swedish delegation at the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York on 11–22 March. This year’s theme – social protection systems – is intended to highlight global challenges for gender equality.

  • Feminist policy must make a difference in people’s daily lives and experiences

     Prime Minister and Minister of Gender Equality
    “Gender equality is a matter of justice. We see the inequality between women and men as a social problem. And this is where policy can create change,” say Stefan Löfven and Åsa Lindhagen. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    Since 21 January 2019, Sweden has a new feminist Government. “We will use our policies to build a society in which all people have equal value and equal rights, opportunities and responsibilities, and in which no one is limited by their gender,” say Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen.

  • Ylva Johansson and Åsa Lindhagen ministers at the Ministry of Employment

    Today, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government Policy in the Riksdag and announced the ministers that make up the Government. Ylva Johansson is the Minister for Employment and head of ministry. Åsa Lindhagen is the new Minister for Gender Equality, with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation.

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