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

  • Focus on human rights for LGBTI persons

    The virtual Global Pride festival took place on 27 June. Artists, politicians and activists from around the world took part in the 26-hour livestream event. Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen both contributed to the Global Pride programme via pre-recorded video greetings. The OECD has also released a report on how LGBTI people are included in the legislative frameworks in its member countries.

  • Measures to address increased vulnerability due to the coronavirus

    The outbreak of the novel coronavirus and the spread of the COVID-19 disease have resulted in a global crisis affecting human life and health. At the same time, the socio-economic consequences and financial impacts on many families are contributing to increased stress and anxiety. Crisis and disaster research shows that the crisis is affecting the population unequally. Those with the least resources and in the most disadvantaged circumstances are generally those who suffer the greatest strain.

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