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Between 3 October 2014 and 8 March 2018 she was Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality.

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Between 3 October 2014 and 8 March 2018 she was Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality.

Gender equality and children’s rights issues in focus during Åsa Regnér’s visit to Japan

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Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér will visit Japan on 13–16 October to discuss issues concerning gender equality and children’s rights. Ms Regnér will meet Japanese government representatives and members of parliament, visit the Tokyo office of UN Women and be the main speaker at Sweden Kids Week in Japan.

“I look forward to the visit as wee have so much in common with Japan and can learn from each other. An ageing population, a need for increased labour force participation and gender equality. It is also important that we highlighted children’s rights and I am pleased that we had an opportunity to talk about Swedish children’s culture and literature,” says Ms Regnér.

During her visit, Ms Regnér had talks with Japanese government representatives and members of parliament and will also participate in a round-table discussion on gender equality. Further, Ms Regnér will meet Swedish and Japanese business representatives to discuss issues concerning equality between women and men in working life and at home.

A visit to the recently opened Tokyo office of UN Women is also scheduled.

Talks on the rights of the child

In her capacity as Minister for Children, Ms Regnér will speak about Sweden’s work on children’s rights and our law against corporal punishment of children in a meeting with the Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare and during a visit to Save the Children.

Ms Regnér will also open a seminar that highlights Swedish children’s literature in Japan arranged by swedish embassy in colloboration with The Swedish Institute. She will also be the main speaker at Sweden Kids Week in Japan, arranged by Business Sweden to promote Swedish enterprises in the children’s products sector.

Ms Regnér will also visit a children and youth centre, a women’s centre and a home for elderly people.

Media representatives are welcome to follow parts of the programme. For more information, please contact Sweden’s Embassy in Tokyo. The contact person is Sven Östberg: +81 3 5562 5050, sven.ostberg@gov.se.

Contact

Joanna Abrahamsson
Press Secretary to Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00

Ministers on this page who have left the Government

Between 3 October 2014 and 8 March 2018 she was Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality.

Ministers on this page who have left the Government

Between 3 October 2014 and 8 March 2018 she was Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality.