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As a university student you can participate in an essay competition organised by the Swedish Gender Equality Agency and the Scientific Council of the Agency. The essay should contribute with knowledge on gender equality, and be relevant from the perspectives and aims of Sweden’s gender equality policies. International or comparative perspectives on gender equality are also encouraged. The prize money of SEK 25,000 will be shared among the winners.

Jobs are not the only area affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Unpaid care and housework may also be impacted. Before the pandemic, women did more of the housework than men. It is too early to predict whether there will be any change.

  • 30 Apr, 2020

The Swedish Gender Equality Agency presents its comments on what the coronavirus pandemic and the measures taken mean for gender equality, based on the knowledge we have at this time. Here you can read about the power over decisions.

The Swedish Gender Equality Agency presents its comments on what the coronavirus pandemic and the measures taken mean for gender equality, based on the knowledge we have at this time. Here you can read about the impact on education.

The Swedish Gender Equality Agency presents its comments on what the coronavirus pandemic and the measures taken mean for gender equality, based on the knowledge we have at this time. Here you can read about people’s financial situation.

Jämställdhetsmyndigheten kommenterar vad coronapandemin och de åtgärder som vidtas innebär för jämställdheten utifrån den kunskap vi har i dag. Här kan du läsa om hälsa.

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) of girls and women has been forbidden in Sweden since 1982. Despite that it still occurs within the country’s boundaries as well as outside. During the Swedish Gender Equality Agency’s gathering against FGM a few areas were identified that need improvement in order to avoid girls and women being exposed to FGM and be able to offer help to more who are already being exposed.

Sweden was the first country in the world to make it illegal to buy sexual services, but legal to sell them. Prostitution was to be seen as a part of men’s violence against women and therefore it became important to place the responsibility on the shoulders of the perpetrators, not the victims. In October, the Swedish Gender Equality Agency co-hosted a conference to highlight that the Swedish sex purchase law turns 20 years.

27 – 28 November the Swedish Gender Equality Agency arranges the International Expert Meeting on violence-preventive work against honour-based violence in Angered, Gothenburg. Before the meeting we asked some questions to our guests, experts from the international organisations; what challenges are they facing, crucial elements in their methods of combating honour-based violence and oppression, key elements and success factors and what they are hoping to contribute with at the expert meeting. Here are their answers:

Tuesday November 27 the International Expert Meeting on violence-preventive work against honour-based violence commences at the Swedish Gender Equality Agency in Angered, Göteborg. The Expert Meeting will last for two days and gathers international experts from several countries, Swedish experts, and local actors working with violence-preventive work with boys and young men in an honour context.

Last updated: 11:53 - 10 Jan, 2018