Children’s rights

Children’s rights are based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and are about safeguarding the rights and interests of children and young people in society. This area covers all activities that affect children, such as education policy, migration policy, culture policy and social services policy.

Responsible for children’s rights

Responsible minister

Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs
Lena Hallengren Minister for Health and Social Affairs

Responsible ministry

News about children’s rights

  • Meeting on situation of children due to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine

    Lena Hallengren
    Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs Photo: Government Offices of Sweden

    At a dialogue meeting of the Child Rights Delegation on 3 March, Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren heard an assessment of the situation of children due to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

  • Government appoints Inquiry Chair to develop national strategy to prevent and combat violence against children

    The Government has appointed an Inquiry Chair who will propose a national strategy to prevent and combat violence against children, including honour-based violence and oppression. The strategy should take an integrated and coherent approach to preventing and combating violence against children over the next ten years. The decision is based on an agreement between the Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.

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