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

  • Major investment for increased gender equality and reduced violence and oppression

    The Government has previously planned SEK 290 million for the implementation of gender equality policy in 2020, of which the majority will go to measures to prevent and combat men’s violence against women and honour-related violence and oppression. The Government is now proposing an extra SEK 155 million. The investment is part of an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.

  • 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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