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Feminist Trade Policy


Sweden has the first feminist government in the world. This means that gender
equality is central to the Government’s priorities – in decision-making and resource
allocation. Women and men must have the same power to shape society and their
own lives; this is a human right and a matter of democracy and justice.

There is also overwhelming evidence that gender equality boosts economic
growth. Despite this, trade policy today benefits men more than women. With this
in mind, the Swedish government’s feminist trade policy includes six focus areas
where we will step up efforts to ensure that trade policy and trade promotion
activities benefit women and men equally.