International Women’s Day

Sweden has a feminist government. We are committed to building a society in which girls and boys, women and men have the same power to shape society and their own lives, and live their lives to their full potential.

The Government’s tool for implementing feminist policy is gender mainstreaming, of which gender-responsive budgeting is an important component. In Sweden gender equality is central to all decision-making and resource allocation. Reforms must be implemented using a gender-sensitive approach. This feminism is also reflected in our foreign policy. The work is structured according to three R’s: Rights, Representation and Resources.

Our Offices of Science and Innovations has in their mission a clear instruction to always strive to include gender and equality aspects in our international collaborations and co-creation. Many problems, results and solutions can seemingly be viewed as gender neutral, but still they can affect men and women differently. By addressing science and innovation from a gender and equality perspective, that includes both female and male needs and experiences, we will promote better solutions and innovations.

Today all of our offices publish a blog post dedicated to highlighting the International Women’s day on the 8th of March – giving you their global perspective.

Learn more about the Swedish feminist government here.

Learn more about the Swedish feminist foreign policy here.