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.

WRITTEN STATEMENT FOR THE 61ST SESSION OF THE CSW

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.

Anne Hellum to the CEDAW-committee!

The Swedish Women’s Lobby has, together with the Norwegian Women’s lobby, recommended the Norwegian foreign ministry to nominate Anne Hellbum as Norway’s representative in the CEDAW-committee.

Vicotry for the Women’s Movement, China Bans Domestic Violence

After a long struggle bu the Chinese women’s movement and other actors in Chinese civil society a new law that makes domestic abuse a crime has come into effect in China.

European parliament condemns surrogacy!

In the latest resolution on human rights adopted by the European parliament, the parliament firmly condemns the practice of surrogacy. A clear standpoint welcomed by the European women’s movement.

Happy holidays!

Due to the holidays, our office is now closed until the 4th of January. Thanks to all supporters and fellow-feminists for a wonderful year 2015!