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

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

Responsible ministry

News about gender equality

  • Åsa Lindhagen hosted EU ministerial meeting on gender equality in Stockholm

    • Dr Franziska Giffey (left), Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Germany, and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen, Sweden

      Dr Franziska Giffey (left), Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Germany, and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen, Sweden.

      Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

    • Ms Lena Mirow (left), Coordinator, STHLM Initiative, Government Offices of Sweden, and Ms Soledad Murillo (right), Secretary of State for Equality at the Ministry of the Presidency, Relations with the Cortes and Equality, Spain

      Ms Lena Mirow (left), Coordinator, STHLM Initiative, Government Offices of Sweden, and Ms Soledad Murillo (right), Secretary of State for Equality at the Ministry of the Presidency, Relations with the Cortes and Equality, Spain.

      Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    • Ms Mariana Vieira da Silva, Minister of State and Presidency, Portugal

      Ms Mariana Vieira da Silva, Minister of State and Presidency, Portugal.

      Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    • Dr Franziska Giffey (left), Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Germany, Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen, Sweden (centre), and Mr Urban Krajcar, State Secretary for the Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Slovenia (right)

      Dr Franziska Giffey (left), Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Germany, Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen, Sweden (centre), and Mr Urban Krajcar, State Secretary for the Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Slovenia (right) .

      Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    At the initiative of Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen, an EU ministerial meeting on gender equality – The STHLM Initiative – took place in Stockholm on 3–4 December. Ms Lindhagen invited Finland, which currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and the other EU Member States that will hold the Presidency in the coming years.

  • Visit by EU representatives for exchange of experiences regarding violence prevention work

    • On 16 and 17 September the Ministry of Employment and the European Commission hosted a seminar on violence prevention with a focus on men, boys and masculine norms. Representatives from 17 EU countries took part. Participants visited Botkyrka municipality, where they received information on the joint efforts by social services, police and schools to prevent violence.

      On 16 and 17 September the Ministry of Employment and the European Commission hosted a seminar on violence prevention with a focus on masculine norms. Representatives from 15 EU countries took part. Participants visited Botkyrka municipality, where they received information on the joint efforts by social services, police and schools to prevent violence.

      Photo: Government Offices of Sweden

    • State Secretary Karin Strandås was the opening speaker

      State Secretary Karin Strandås was the opening speaker.

      Photo: Government Offices of Sweden.

    • Kostas Tassopoulos from Finland and Katya Unah from Malta.

      Kostas Tassopoulos from Finland and Katya Unah from Malta.

      Photo: Government Offices of Sweden.

    • Halliki Voolma from the European Commission’s Division for Gender Equality who talked about the Commission's work in this field, for instance, examining attitudes to gender equality and violence against women in Europe.

      Halliki Voolma from the European Commission’s Division for Gender Equality talked about the Commission's work in this field, for instance, examining attitudes to gender equality and violence against women in Europe.

      Photo: Government Offices of Sweden.

    • Viktorija Bolsakova from Latvia and Rugile Butkeviciute from Lithuania.

      Viktorija Bolsakova from Latvia and Rugile Butkeviciute from Lithuania.

      Photo: Government Offices of Sweden.

    • The European seminar participants made a study visit to Botkyrka, a municipality that has succeeded in establishing permanent violence prevention work in compulsory schools and upper secondary schools with social services and the police.

      The European seminar participants made a study visit to Botkyrka, a municipality that has succeeded in establishing permanent violence prevention work in compulsory schools and upper secondary schools with social services and the police.

      Photo: Government Offices of Sweden.

    On 16 and 17 September the Ministry of Employment and the European Commission hosted a seminar on violence prevention with a focus on men, boys and masculine norms. Representatives from 15 EU countries took part. Participants visited Botkyrka municipality, where they received information on the joint efforts by social services, police and schools to prevent violence.

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