Kingdom of Sweden
The Government’s Statement of Foreign Policy 2019
What is Sweden’s role in the world, and the world’s role in Sweden?
On 13 February, foreign minister Margot Wallström presented the Government’s goals and priorities for its foreign policy in 2019.
A Feminist Government
Sweden has the first feminist government in the world. This means that gender equality is central to the Government’s priorities – in decision-making and resource allocation. A feminist government ensures that a gender equality perspective is brought into policy-making on a broad front, both nationally and internationally.
Sweden’s feminist foreign policy
In October 2014, Sweden became the first country in the world to launch a feminist foreign policy. This means applying a systematic gender equality perspective throughout the whole foreign policy agenda.
This handbook should be a resource for international work relating to gender equality and all women’s and girls’ full enjoyment of human rights. It contains a selection of methods and experiences that can provide examples and inspiration for further work of the Swedish Foreign Service, other parts of the civil service and society as a whole.
The handbook also describes the first four years of working with a feminist foreign policy. Thereby, it responds to the considerable national and international interest in this policy.
What about Sweden’s feminist foreign policy?
– Voices from around the world
A report from Olof Palme International Center
By Anna-Karin Johansson
What has the feminist foreign policy meant? Is it anything that we can learn from and is it room for improvement? We asked a few people for their views.