The topic of work-life balance is gaining more attention in Spain. An issue that has a direct impact on the achievement of the global goal 5 on gender equality and its targets on shared responsibility within the household and family, and on equal opportunities for economic participation and leadership. The Swedish Embassy in Madrid hosted a successful seminar on the subject, co-organized with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Ambassador Julin’s message was clear: gender equality is smart business and crucial for sustainable development. Strategies for work-life balance, in both private and public sectors, should be targeted to both women and men, and not solely women. The private sector plays a key role. The event was attended by high level representatives from private and public sector, academia and media.

Photo: Emelie Gallegos Diaz

Photo: Emelie Gallegos Diaz

Text: Maria Gutiérrez, Swedish Embassy in Madrid
Photo: Viktoria Lundqvist
Illustrator: Rafa Leafer (Caricaturas Leafer)