Gender equality

Gender equality is equality between women and men, who should have the same opportunities to shape society and their own lives.This area includes issues such as power, influence, finances, education, work and physical integrity.

Responsible for gender equality

Responsible minister

Märta Stenevi, Minister for Gender Equality and Housing, with responsibility for urban development, anti-segregation and anti-discrimination
Märta Stenevi Minister for Gender Equality and Housing, with responsibility for urban development, anti-segregation and anti-discrimination

Responsible ministry

News about gender equality

  • Märta Stenevi to take part in UN session on the status of women

    On 15–19 March, Minister for Gender Equality Märta Stenevi will take part digitally in the sixty-fifth session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65). The priority theme is women’s opportunities for participation and decision-making in public life, and the elimination of violence against women.

  • The Government’s gender equality work is more important than ever

    Minister for Gender Equality Märta Stenevi and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
    Minister for Gender Equality Märta Stenevi and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

    Sweden has the first feminist Government in the world. Gender equality is central to the Government’s priorities – in decision-making and resource allocation. The Government’s gender equality work is based on six objectives. It addresses power and influence, gender equality in economy and education, and the equal distribution of unpaid housework and provision of care. It is also about gender equality in health and ending men’s violence against women. In brief, it is about gender equality in all facets of life and society.

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