Sweden is working to improve women’s resources in a number of areas. These range from development cooperation and assistance to achieve economic empowerment to leadership training and trade union rights.

Combating violence against women, reforming discriminatory legislation and highlighting the particular vulnerability of women and girls in migration flows. These are some examples of areas in which Sweden is taking measures to strengthen women’s rights.

Sverige arbetar med att förbättra kvinnors resurser på en rad områden. Det handlar om allt från bistånd och hjälp till ekonomisk egenmakt till utbildningar i fackliga rättigheter.

Bekämpa våld mot kvinnor, reformera diskriminerande lagstiftning, och lyfta kvinnors och flickors särskilda utsatthet i migrationsströmmar. Det är några exempel på områden där Sverige gör insatser för att stärka kvinnors rättigheter.

De senaste åren har kvinnorna i Utrikesförvaltningen blivit allt fler. Trenden är särskilt tydlig på chefsposter.

In recent years, the number of women in the Swedish Foreign Service has been increasing. The trend is particularly evident in management posts.

On 2 March, an international conference entitled ‘She Decides’ will be held in Brussels. The conference is being co-organised by Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark.

More women – more peace. Studies show that the full and equal participation of women in peacebuilding processes contributes to better and more sustainable peace and security in society. On 12-14 December, Sweden invited women activists from all provinces in Afghanistan to participate in a training on dialogue and mediation skills in peace processes.

Not a day goes by without us seeing and hearing about the hardships endured by people all over the world in their search for protection from conflicts and natural disasters. The number of forcibly displaced people now exceeds 65 million, of whom 21 million are legally regarded as refugees under the UNHCR’s mandate.

The Government’s new gender equality policy strategy shifts the perspective in efforts to combat men’s violence against women from the consequences of such violence to its causes.