Margot Wallström is no longer a government minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs

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Gender equality policy in Sweden


Sweden has the world's first feminist government. In practice, this means a commitment to building a society in which women and men, girls and boys can live their lives to their full potential. Gender equality is a matter of human rights, of democracy and of justice. It is also an engine driving social development and creating genuine change in society and in people's lives.


This material provides an overview of main areas of gender equality policy in Sweden. It describes current political goals and strategies that and gives brief historical background to important reforms. It also identifies crucial remaining challenges and explains how the feminist government is addressing these and what measures are taken in order to create change.