Gender-based violence has enormous consequences, for victims, relatives and friends, and the whole of society. Sweden’s work against gender-based violence is conducted at many levels and with a range of different tools, both nationally and internationally.

How can migrant women lead in their communities and contribute to their new societies? This was the central theme when representatives from business, the NGO community and government gathered at the Swedish Institute to take part in a round-table discussion.

When Alva Myrdal was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982, she had been fighting a tough battle for decades as one of the strongest advocates of disarmament. For many years, she led the Swedish delegation in the disarmament negotiations in Geneva and was the first woman to reach leading positions in the United Nations.

So Alva Myrdal could well be seen as an early incarnation of the feminist foreign policy that Sweden pursues today.

När regeringen idag välkomnar FN:s generalsekreterare Ban Ki-moon till Stockholm så gör vi det med ett FN-engagemang som är brett förankrat i det svenska samhället, en klar bild av organisationens styrkor och svagheter, och en tydlig syn på vad vi vill åstadkomma.

In connection with the International Women’s Day on 8 March, the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi inaugurated a photo exhibition entitled ”Swedish Dads” on the wall surrounding the Embassy. Exhibited until the end of April, this fantastic photo series is created by Swedish photographer Johan Bävman, who strived to document Swedish fathers in their daily lives, taking advantage of Sweden’s generous paternity-leave legislation to spend more time with their kids.

To eradicate poverty and create an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable world, both public and private resources need to be used more smartly and invested in the right way.

Today is the sixth time that we jointly celebrate the national days of Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in Uganda. This tradition bears witness to a long-lasting and deep-rooted history of shared values and regional integration amongst the Nordic countries.