Women in Sweden work without pay 58 minutes every day

The current pay gap between women and men in Sweden is 12 %. This means that women work unpaid after 16:02 (4:02 pm) every day, calculated on a working day from 8 to 5. Men on the other hand get paid for their entire working day.

One Billion Rising

Today, the 14th February marks the day of the launch of the campaign One Billion Rising- the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history.

Launch of #HerNetHerRights report

In late November the European Women’s Lobby launched the publication of its #HerNetHerRights Resource Pack and Report on online violence against women and Girls.

statement on women and media to the 62nd session of the un Commission on the status of women

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. The Swedish Women’s Lobby has submitted a written statement on the Review theme on Women and Media, co signed by our member organisations and European coordinations of the European Women’s Lobby. Read the statement here.

Interview in BBC News

“The first feminist government in the world” – that is how the Swedish government describes itself. So how is that feminist agenda taking effect? Read the interview with our Secretary General in BBC News.


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.

Submission to the UN Women consultation on prostitution

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.

Launch report: Nordic regulations to counteract sexist advertising

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.

Swedish Women’s movement demands 17.7 billion SEK

Payday for Swedish women – Primeminister recieves bill for 17.7 billion SEK.

Equal Pension Rights Now!

European Women’s Lobby, EWL, launches campaign to target the blatant discrimination women face as they grow older.