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Sweden to host international high-level conference on men and equal opportunities in 2018

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On 17–18 October, the 3rd International Conference on Men and Equal Opportunities is being held in Luxembourg. Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér announced on Monday that Sweden will host the conference in 2018.

- Achieving real change and a gender equal society requires men to become engaged, show solidarity for vulnerable women and participate in the process of change. I am delighted that Sweden will host the fourth conference in two years and help keep the international focus on the issue of men and gender equality, says Sweden's Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér.

The International Conference on Men and Equal Opportunities was held for the first time in Berlin in 2012, followed by Vienna in 2014. The overall theme is the role and responsibility of men in gender equality efforts and the focus at this year's conference in Luxembourg is care work.

At a reception on Monday evening, it was announced that Sweden would host the conference in 2018. Lydia Mutsch, Minister for Equal Opportunities in Luxembourg, was present to hand over the baton to Ms Regnér and Sweden.

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.