Minister for Financial Markets and Deputy Minister for Finance
As Minister for Financial Markets, I want to continue to develop financial markets in a greener and more sustainable direction. Financial markets should be stable and we will work to ensure that they contribute to economic security. In our work on the budget, I want to contribute to an equitable and gender-equal society. I want to see a society in which everyone can enjoy a high quality of life and all children have a healthy environment in which to grow up.
News from Åsa Lindhagen
Åsa Lindhagen new Minister for Financial Markets
Åsa Lindhagen is the new Minister for Financial Markets at the Ministry of Finance. Most recently she was Minister for Gender Equality, with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation. Ms Lindhagen will be responsible for financial market issues and will also be the Deputy Minister for Finance.
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Swedish Government decides on important step towards establishing human rights institute
The Swedish Government has decided today to refer a proposal concerning a human rights institute to the Council on Legislation for consideration. The Government’s decision is an important step towards establishing the institute.
Government strengthens work for the equal rights and opportunities of LGBTIQ people
The Government has adopted an action plan for equal rights and opportunities for LGBTIQ people. The action plan contains concrete measures to strengthen the rights and opportunities of LGBTIQ people in the coming years. The action plan applies until 2023 but also contains strategic initiatives to ensure that the efforts continue in the long-term.
Government intensifies efforts against men’s violence against women and honour-related violence and oppression
Preventing and combating men’s violence against women and honour-related violence and oppression is a highly prioritised issue for the Government. By adopting decision on the appropriation directions for 2021, the Government has allocated SEK 240 million to efforts combating violence and given several government agencies assignments in this area. Several assignments will focus on stopping honour-related violence and oppression. An additional SEK 130 million has also been allocated to the county administrative boards and municipalities to support efforts to combat violence. Several anti-violence initiatives are expected in 2021, with additional funds earmarked for this purpose.
Sweden increases it support to combat violence against women and children
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, men’s violence against women and violence in close relationships is increasing. Sweden therefore intends to contribute SEK 122 million to efforts to eliminate men’s violence against women and violence in close relationships, combat violence against children and strengthen sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Gender equality policy in Sweden
This material provides an overview of main areas of the Government policy on gender equality. It describes current political goals and strategies and gives a brief historical background to important reforms. It also identifies further remaining challenges and explains how the feminist Government is addressing these and what measures are taken in order to initiate change.
Initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2021 relating to Åsa Lindhagen’s areas of responsibility
Read about the initiatives contained in the Budget Bill for 2021 relating to the areas of responsibility of the Minister for Gender Equality, with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation. The Government’s proposals are based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.
Long-term initiatives in the Government’s policy response to intimate partner violence (IPV)
In the Budget Bill for 2021, the Government proposes that the county administrative boards’ regional work to combat men’s violence against women, honour-based violence and oppression, prostitution, and trafficking in human beings continue on a permanent basis. The Government also proposes reinforcements to the municipalities for measures to prevent IPV reoffending. The Government’s proposals are based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Gender Equality attend meeting on international gender equality work in the wake of COVID-19
Some 70 participants from civil society organisations, the social partners and government agencies took part in a digital meeting on 26 August hosted by Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen. Discussions covered the international coalition to work for financial gender equality, of which Sweden is one of the leaders, and international gender equality work in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We will not give up before every LGBTI-person in the world can live their lives freely.”
"Most people think it is an obvious right to be who you are and to be allowed to love the person or persons you love. "
The Government’s work for the equal rights and opportunities of LGBTI people
This information material describes the Government’s work for the equal rights and opportunities of LGBTI people.