16 Nov 2015

  • Feminist government Photo: Martina Huber

Sweden has the first feminist government in the world. There is a focus on gender equality, both in national and international work.  

Women and men must have equal power to shape society and their own lives. Ultimately it is a question of human rights, democracy and justice.

Ensuring that women and girls can enjoy their fundamental human rights is both a duty within the framework of our international commitments, and a prerequisite for Sweden’s broader foreign policy goals on development, democracy, peace and security.

Equality between women and men is a fundamental aim of Swedish foreign policy. Read more about the world’s first feminist government and feminist foreign policy here.