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

Paulina Brandberg
Paulina Brandberg Minister for Gender Equality and Working Life

Responsible ministry

News about gender equality

  • Increasing women’s freedom to decide over their own lives

    Today, on International Women’s Day, the rights of girls and women around the world are highlighted. The focus of Sweden’s action for gender equality includes redoubling our efforts against men’s violence against women and honour-based violence and oppression, investing in women’s health and taking new steps for women’s economic empowerment.

  • Paulina Brandberg takes part in UN meeting on gender equality

    Paulina Brandberg, Minister for gender equality and working life.
    Paulina Brandberg, Minister for Gender Equality and Working Life. Photo: Government Offices of Sweden.

    On 6–9 March, Sweden’s Minister for Gender Equality and Deputy Minister for Employment, Paulina Brandberg, will participate in the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) in New York. Ms Brandberg will deliver two keynote speeches – on behalf of Sweden and of the EU.

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