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

Märta Stenevi, Minister for Gender Equality and Housing, with responsibility for urban development, anti-segregation and anti-discrimination
Märta Stenevi Minister for Gender Equality and Housing, with responsibility for urban development, anti-segregation and anti-discrimination

Responsible ministry

News about gender equality

  • The Istanbul Convention is an important tool in efforts to stop men’s violence against women

    On 11 May 2021, the Swedish Government will join the international celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of the Istanbul Convention. The Istanbul Convention is the informal name of the Council of Europe’s Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence.

  • The Government’s gender equality work is more important than ever

    Minister for Gender Equality Märta Stenevi and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
    Minister for Gender Equality Märta Stenevi and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

    Sweden has the first feminist Government in the world. Gender equality is central to the Government’s priorities – in decision-making and resource allocation. The Government’s gender equality work is based on six objectives. It addresses power and influence, gender equality in economy and education, and the equal distribution of unpaid housework and provision of care. It is also about gender equality in health and ending men’s violence against women. In brief, it is about gender equality in all facets of life and society.

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