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Feminist foreign policy

Sweden is the first country to pursue a feminist foreign policy

Throughout the world, women are neglected in terms of resources, representation and rights. This is the simple reason why we are pursuing a feminist foreign policy – with full force, around the world.(The Government’s Statement of Foreign Policy 2018)

Feminist foreign policy is an agenda for change. By achieving a more gender-equal world, we also contribute to peace, security and sustainable development. The aim is to contribute to gender equality and the full enjoyment of human rights by all women and girls.

This work takes place with a focus on the three Rs – rights, representation and resources, which are anchored in the fourth R, reality.

The policy was launched in October 2014 and a follow-up by the Swedish Foreign Service has revealed an intensive implementation process that has made its mark at multilateral, regional and bilateral level.

We will continue to pursue our policy with full force.

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Taking a stand for women’s football

Nilla Fischer, defender in the Swedish national team and a Champions League winner, is an outspoken advocate of women’s football. In 2018, when she received the Diamond Ball as Sweden’s best female football player, she used her acceptance speech to take a stand. This summer it's the Women's World Cup in France. Let's hear it for Sweden!

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Pop star Robyn wants to empower women

Swedish pop star Robyn wants to get more girls into technology. That’s why she teamed up with KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and founded Tekla, a festival that provides a safe space for young girls to dive into the world of technology.

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Stories From Sweden: The gender photographer

Tomas, also known as “The Gender Photographer", travels for a photoshoot with Johan Adolfsson, Head of Communications in Gävle county, Sweden.

During the assignment he takes us back in time, explaining how he started noticing that we portray men and women differently in media - poses, angles and lighting etc. - and how he decided to do something about it.