Content about gender equality
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Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde
At Generation Equality Forum in Paris. Check against delivery.
The Government presents package of measures to stop men’s violence against women
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.
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.
The Istanbul Convention 10 years: Every woman and girl has the right to live free from violence
Opinion piece by Swedish Minister for Gender Equality and Housing Märta Stenevi, together with 20 other European politicians. Published in Swedish newspaper ETC along with other European newspapers on 11 May 2021.
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.
Gender equality initiatives in the Spring Budget for 2021
The Government has proposed gender equality initiatives in the Spring Budget for 2021. The proposal is based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.
Statement by Ms Märta Stenevi, Minister for Gender Equality, at the UN CSW65
Digital UN Commission on the Status of Women. 18 March 2021. Check against delivery.
Märta Stenevi to take part in UN session on the status of women
On 15–19 March, Minister for Gender Equality Märta Stenevi will take part digitally in the sixty-fifth session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65). The priority theme is women’s opportunities for participation and decision-making in public life, and the elimination of violence against women.
Sweden pushes for economic gender equality
On 8 March, International Women’s Day, a stakeholder meeting was held at which Minister for Gender Equality Märta Stenevi and Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde met with more than 40 civil society organisations to get input for Sweden’s engagement in a global action coalition on economic gender equality.
Gender equality will make post-Covid recovery more prosperous and stronger
Stefan Löfven joins eight fellow EU leaders in an open letter to the bloc and its people