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

  • Sweden’s national UPR report submitted to UN

    Minister Åsa Lindhagen
    “We are living in a time that, for the first time in a very long time, requires the international agreements on human rights to be respected and taken very seriously. The Government is aware that challenges remain in the work to protect and promote human rights in Sweden, and is determined to prioritise the work to overcome them,” says Minister Åsa Lindhagen. Foto: Kristian Pohl/Regeringskansliet

    The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique mechanism of the United Nations Human Rights Council that involves a periodic review of the human rights situation in all UN Member States. It is now time for Sweden to be reviewed within the framework of the third cycle of the UPR.

  • 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.

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