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

  • Substantial investments in the budget to prevent and combat men’s violence against women

    Men’s violence against women must stop. This is a priority issue for the Government. In the Budget Bill for 2022, the Government proposes a range of measures to prevent and combat men’s violence against women and honour-based violence and oppression. This involves permanent funds and government grants, and a sheltered housing reform for adults and children who are subjected to violence.

  • The Government presents package of measures to stop men’s violence against women

    Mikael Damberg, Minister for Home Affairs, Märta Stenevi, Minister for Gender Equality and Housing and Morgan Johansson, Minister for Justice and Migration
    Mikael Damberg, Minister for Home Affairs, Märta Stenevi, Minister for Gender Equality and Housing and Morgan Johansson, Minister for Justice and Migration. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices.

    Men’s violence against women must end. The Government is today presenting a package of measures for future work to prevent and combat men’s violence against women. The package includes measures to prevent the use of violence, support and protection to those affected and stricter legislation regarding prosecuting those who subject their partner or former partner to violence.

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