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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.

Sweden to participate in the launch of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

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On Tuesday 12 July, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér will represent Sweden at the launch of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children at the UN Headquarters in New York. This partnership for global collaboration is part of the 2030 Agenda, and Sweden has a prominent role to play as one of the pathfinders in this work.

The Global Goals of the 2030 Agenda include preventing and stopping violence against and the exploitation of children. The Global Partnership is an initiative for international collaboration between governments, civil society, the private sector and other actors to achieve change.

"We are pleased that Sweden has been appointed a pathfinder in the partnership. This gives us the opportunity to share our national experience of efforts to end violence against children, but also to learn from the work of others. For Sweden, which has the first feminist government in the world, it is important to raise the gender equality perspective. Girls' and boys' vulnerabilities and needs are different and require different approaches," says Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér.

State Secretary Pernilla Baralt is also part of the Swedish delegation.

Sweden one of ten pathfinders

During the launch of the partnership, Ms Regnér will also take part in a panel debate with ministers from Indonesia, Mexico and Tanzania.

A number of nations, known as pathfinders, have a more prominent role to play in the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children. Alongside Sweden, these are currently: El Salvador, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, the Philippines, Romania, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

Ms Regnér will be available to the media in New York and via telephone. Please contact Press Secretary Joanna Abrahamsson if you wish to request an interview.

Press 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.