The Swedish Women’s Lobby act to promote a women’s rights and a gender equality perspective within the civil society through Civos (the civil society organisations in cooperation).
Studies show that the majority of the writers at Wikipedia are men. Wikifem is a feminist initiative to make women visible at the common encyklopedia.
The Swedish Women’s Lobby is part of the European network Plent (Platform for equal and nontransferable parental leave). It is time to make equal parenthood a reality!
The Swedish Women’s Lobby work against a legalization of surrogacy motherhood in Sweden. An end needs to be put to the industry of surrogacy that reduces the female body to a container.
The project Corporate Compass encourages corporations to implement ethical guidelines to counter sexual exploitation in protection of human rights as well as the protection of their employees.
The Swedish Women’s Lobby has launched the campaign #Pornfree in cooperation with Unizon and Roks. We demand that a governmental commission is assigned to examine the consequences of pornography and investigate how the spread of can be limited.
”I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Ad Watch is a campaign that urge people to act and react against sexist and gender stereotypical advertising. We advocate for legislation against sexist advertising and work to put pressure on companies, the advertising industry and politicians.
The theme of the upcoming session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) is women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work. In a written statement, we emphasize the urgent need for UN Member States to ensure human rights and decent working conditions for female domestic workers all over the world.
UN Women is currently in the process of developing a policy on prostitution and has launched an open consultation asking for written submissions. The Swedish Women’s Lobby have sent a statement in which we highlight the Swedish sex purchase act as the most effective way to combat prostitution.
The 21st of September, the Swedish Women’s Lobby launched the report “Sexist advertisement in the Nordic countries – An evaluation of regulations and implementation”. The report is an analysis of Nordic regulations to counteract sexist advertising and how they are implemented. The report was presented in the Swedish parliament the 21st of September.
Photos of employees and board members for press use. Photography: Lena Hammar.