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April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Sweden launched their national action plan in 2016 and it expires in 2020 (MB-Coder Comment).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MULV-LAW-1, ADCM-PRACTICE-1

"Sweden understands the recommendation to mean that the Committee takes the view that Swedish law does not have a possibility of sufficiently compensating a spouse for unpaid work in the home and with children during the marriage in a division of property in connection with a divorce. The legislation of some countries is based on the view that a spouse who has been at home with children is compensated as a rule for this retrospectively if the spouses divorce. However, Sweden considers that such an approach is based on an outdated view of gender roles and marriage, in which it is assumed that one of the spouses is supported by ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-2

"When public funds for organisations, sport and culture among young people (the 13-25 age group) are distributed, activities in men’s associations receive the largest share . . . In 2012 the former National Board for Youth Affairs was commissioned by the Government to carry out a thematic analysis of young people and gender equality. The agency’s report (Focus 13 — National Board for Youth Affairs 2013:4) shows that it is more common for girls and young women aged 16-25 years to feel that they have too little leisure time (42 per cent in 2012) than for boys and young men (28 per cent in 2012) to do so. These levels ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"This report comprises the eighth and ninth periodic reports made by Sweden to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Committee). The following presentation takes account of the recommendations received by Sweden from the Committee in its review of Sweden’s sixth and seventh reports at the Committee’s 40th session in January 2008" (page 4).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Some of the funds were awarded to Stockholm County Administrative Board in cooperation with a women’s shelter, Roma and Travellers (Romsk och Resande), to set up a national resource point for professionals and volunteers meeting Roma women who have been subjected to violence in close relationships. The activities of the resource point, which included lectures and other dissemination of knowledge, demonstrated that government agencies, municipal departments and women’s shelters needed support in their work. In May 2013 Stockholm County Administrative Board was commissioned to develop and continue to offer this support in cooperation with the Roma and Travellers women’s shelter. A report on this commission is to be presented in ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Housing allowance for families with children can be paid to families with low incomes. A number of investments have been made in housing allowance since 2012 in order to improve the financial situation of these households, Housing allowance can also be paid to young people without children. More women than men are single parent, which means that more women than men receive housing allowance. Of the households that only had 1 applicant in December 2013, 103,814 were women and 35,858 were men" (page 56).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-DATA-3

"In 2000-2012 the proportion of children whose mother works full time increased by 7 percentage points, even though it is still more common for the children’s father to work full time. Between 2000 and 2012 the proportion of children with a mother in paid work increased by 3 percentage points, from 79 to 82 per cent. For fathers the corresponding increase was from 90 to 92 per cent" (page 52).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"women with intellectual and mental disabilities belong to special risk groups, particularly with regard to sexual abuse. The Council makes concrete proposals for crime prevention measures such as greater transparency in relationships between care recipients and carers, increased knowledge in the justice system about disabilities and guidelines for what care professionals should do if they suspect that a care recipient has been subjected to violence" (page 15-16). "The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority has been given a commission to further develop and implement a training programme aimed at staff in the police, the Swedish Prosecution Authority and the courts system in 2011-2014. Lawyers who are members of the ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ASR-LAW-1

"In 2011 the National Agency for Education was commissioned to take action in 2011-2014 to strengthen quality and gender equality perspectives in study and vocational guidance. As part of this action the National Agency for Education is to offer continued professional development for study and career guidance advisers. The purpose of this action is to be able to give pupils broad, balanced and gender-neutral guidance to the labour market. This guidance is to assume that all occupational areas are possible for both girls and boys, women and men. As of the autumn term 2011 new curricula apply to the compulsory forms of school. The Curriculum for the compulsory school, preschool ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"In 2013 the Östergötland County Administrative Board and the National Board of Health and Welfare were commissioned to do preventive work against female genital mutilation. These commissions include action targeted on healthcare and a study intended to obtain information about how many are at risk of being subjected to female genital mutilation. In addition, proposals are to be developed as to how agencies and services can do preventive work and work with protection and support in cases where a girl or woman risks being subjected to female genital mutilation. Reports on the commissions are to be presented in 2015" (page 19).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"In the report What is the situation in 2014 – monitoring disability policy (Hur är läget 2014? — uppföljning av funktionshinderspolitiken) from 2014 the Swedish Agency for Participation reports that women with disabilities participate more in sports than men with disabilities. It is also more common for women to visit cultural activities . . . A large proportion of state support for the participation of young people in cultural activities goes via the adult education associations. In study circles with a cultural orientation there is an over-representation of boys and young men. In 2012, the participation in such circles was 60 per cent boys and young men and 40 per ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"When public funds for organisations, sport and culture among young people (the 13-25 age group) are distributed, activities in men’s associations receive the largest share. State support for children’s and young people’s sports goes to organised sport, where the activity level is higher among boys than among girls. The latest measurement shows that in 2011 boys accounted for more than 60 per cent of sessions and girls for less than 40 per cent. However, the statistics in this area are inadequate since they only show activity sessions and not how many boys and girls take part in sports in the association. Girls leave sports organised in associations to a greater ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Economic equality between women and men. Women and men are to have the same opportunities and conditions with regard to education and paid work that provide lifelong economic independence" (page 4). "Under Chapter 1, Section 5 of the Higher Education Act higher education institutions shall always take account of and promote equality between women and men in their activities. As part of this task higher education institutions shall work for a more equal gender distribution and counter harassment among staff and students" (page 36).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"On 1 March 2012 the Government adopted a new strategy for work on gender mainstreaming in the Government Offices. This strategy sets out how work will be conducted in the Government Offices in 2012-2015 and replaces the plan previously in force. . . . In order to improve the monitoring of gender equality policy Statistics Sweden has developed gender equality statistics and indicators linked to the 4 subsidiary objectives of gender equality policy as a commission from the government. A monitoring system for gender equality policy that builds on these indicators has been developed in the Government Offices. The result of this work has been presented in a ministerial communication ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In 2011 the National Agency for Education was commissioned to take action in 2011-2014 to strengthen quality and gender equality perspectives in study and vocational guidance. As part of this action the National Agency for Education is to offer continued professional development for study and career guidance advisers. The purpose of this action is to be able to give pupils broad, balanced and gender-neutral guidance to the labour market. This guidance is to assume that all occupational areas are possible for both girls and boys, women and men . . . According to the new curriculum for upper secondary school, which is to be applied as of 1 July 2011, ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1, CLCC-LAW-1

"No distinction is made between women and men in the Citizenship Act. The most recent amendment to the Act means that a child one of whose parents is a Swedish citizen always acquires Swedish citizenship on birth. In addition, whether a child’s parents are married is no longer of any importance for the child’s acquisition of citizenship. Under the previous rules children born abroad to unmarried Swedish fathers did not automatically become Swedish citizens and had to register for citizenship" (page 34).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3

"Collaboration between government agencies has been strengthened and attention has been drawn to the risk of violence in particularly vulnerable situations such as exposure to honour-related violence and oppression, violence against women with disabilities and women substance abusers" (page 11-12). "Since the start of the century the Government has taken a range of measures to counter honour-related violence and oppression as well as child marriages and forced marriages. Much of the work on various measures builds on cooperation between county administrative boards, municipalities and civil society organisations. Several agencies have had commissions to chart the prevalence of honour-related violence and oppression. In 2008 the former National Board for Youth Affairs ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Economic equality between women and men. Women and men are to have the same opportunities and conditions with regard to education and paid work that provide lifelong economic independence" (page 4). "The new Minorities Act increases the possibilities of accessing public services in Finnish, Sami and Meänkieli in what are called the administrative districts. Improving access to public services also improves women’s opportunities of shaping their lives in the light of their own needs and circumstances. The introduction of preschool services wholly or partly in Finnish and Sami also enhances the opportunities for minority women to increase their paid work and to thereby reach greater economic equality" (page 7). "Pregnancy ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"The Swedish government holds one of the largest portfolios of companies in Sweden. These companies employ about 175 000 people. There are about 375 people on their boards. To be considered for a board place an individual must have general expertise in either business management, business development, industry knowledge or financial issues or in other relevant areas. The composition must also achieve a balance in terms of expertise, background, age and gender. In 2012, 49 per cent of board members in wholly state-owned companies were women. The results concerning the state-owned companies have been achieved through conscious and active corporate governance. MD posts and management teams are still dominated by ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The Discrimination Act introduced a right for a non-profit organisation whose statutes state that it is to look after the interests of its members to bring an action on behalf of an individual" (page 7). "In 2013 the former National Board for Youth Affairs was commissioned to carry out a survey of work by voluntary associations to prevent sexual abuse and violations in the activities of voluntary associations. Based on that survey the Board is to highlight good examples of different ways of working and methods and spread this information in existing networks for government agencies and among civil society organisations. A report on the commission is to be presented ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MURDER-DATA-6

"Since the statistics on lethal violence (completed murders, manslaughter, infanticide and causing another’s death through assault) give an overestimate of the actual number of cases the Council carries out an annual audit of the lethal violence reported. This is in order to produce corrected data from which incidents that are not lethal violence, incorrect reports and duplicates have been removed. These audits show that women account for about one third of the victims of lethal violence. In 2013 a total of 87 cases of lethal violence were established in Sweden, and in 26 of these cases the victim was a woman" (page 22).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"In the previous programme period the network of the Rural Development Programme (2007-2013) set up a working group in order to work for as equal a distribution as possible of the funds from the Rural Development Programme between women and men. When the group completed its work at the end of 2011 it had produced training material (Doing it equally) for the continued work of the Programme that has been used and spread around the country. The conference Rural areas on equal terms was held in October 2011. Participants spent 2 days discussing gender equality issues from a rural and enterprise perspective. In the new Rural Development Programme, which covers ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"The Equality Ombudsman takes up the Parental Leave Act and its prohibition of the disadvantaging of people on parental leave in all courses for the social partners" (page 10). "Pregnancy benefit can be paid to a woman at the end of her pregnancy if she has a physically demanding job that reduces her work capacity. A pregnant employee who is prohibited from continuing to work on account of risks in her work environment may also be entitled to pregnancy benefit. As of 1 January 2014 pregnant self-employed persons are also covered by the right to pregnancy benefit on account of risks in their work environment. In 2012 some 20 per ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The courses that focus particularly on gender discrimination are those that deal with pay surveys. The purpose of the courses is for participants to learn what the law says about gender equal pay and how they can go about doing a pay survey. In practice discrimination against women is one of the aspects given most space . . . Discussions with the social partners include gender equal pay" (page 10). "The proportion of women among professors has increased by about 1 percentage point per year since 2006, from 17 to 24 per cent in 2012. Among senior lecturers the share of women has increased from 37 per cent in 2006 ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"The acquisition of Swedish citizenship is regulated in the Act on Swedish Citizenship (2001:82), last amended in 2014. As a whole, the rules on acquisition and loss of Swedish citizenship reflect the fundamental idea of a citizenship based on affinity with Sweden. Swedish citizenship can be acquired at birth, through adoption and registration and by application. Citizenship by application (naturalization) can be granted if the individual meets certain criteria such as age, habitual residence and good conduct. The willingness to become a naturalized citizen is high in Sweden and about 60 per cent of foreign-born people resident in Sweden are Swedish citizens. In 2012 more than 50 179 people became ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Discrimination Act introduced a right for a non-profit organisation whose statutes state that it is to look after the interests of its members to bring an action on behalf of an individual" (page 7). "The new Minorities Act increases the possibilities of accessing public services in Finnish, Sami and Meänkieli in what are called the administrative districts. Improving access to public services also improves women’s opportunities of shaping their lives in the light of their own needs and circumstances. The introduction of preschool services wholly or partly in Finnish and Sami also enhances the opportunities for minority women to increase their paid work and to thereby reach greater economic ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Slightly over 1,000 Swedes work in the EU institutions, half of them in the European Commission. In the Commission 62 per cent of Swedes are women and 38 per cent men. The proportion of women has increased by 4 percentage points since the pervious report in 2006. The gender distribution for Swedish citizens in the Commission is as follows: In the category officials and senior officials 51 per cent are women and 49 per cent men. The proportion taken by women has increased by 5 percentage points since the previous report and there is balance in the officials group as a whole. In the category assistants, 78 per cent are ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1, CL-PRACTICE-1

"In 2008 the Government commissioned Statistics Sweden (SCB) to carry out a time use study. The study makes it possible to describe similarities and differences between the living conditions of women and men concerning the activities and organisation of everyday life. On the basis of the aim that women and men should share unpaid work equally, the statistics indicate that women and men in Sweden are more gender equal today than in the past. Women are reducing their housework while men are devoting at least as much time to housework as in the past. This reduction of housework has, in turn, provided the opportunity for more paid work" (page 23).more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: WAM-LAW-1

"The Government Bill Education and accessibility — public service broadcasting 2014-2019 (Govt Bill 2012/13:164) was adopted by the Riksdag in November 2013. In this Bill the Government states that through their special status and their programming the public service broadcasters Sveriges Radio AB (SR), Sveriges Television AB (SVT), and Sveriges Utbildningsradio AB (UR) have more opportunity than other media companies to influence attitudes in society and that it is therefore natural to make higher demands on public service programming. This is why the broadcasting licences of SR, SVT and UR for the period 2014-2019, which were adopted in December 2013, contain a provision that their programming as a whole is ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The report Roma Rights states that almost 70 per cent of the 230 complaints from Roma to the Ombudsman against Ethnic Discrimination and subsequently to the Equality Ombudsman in the period 2004-2010 were from Roma women. The majority of these complaints, almost 100 of them, related to Roma women stating that they had been discriminated against and harassed in shops when they were going to buy food or clothing, Roma women also report discrimination when they are going to stay at a hotel or when they visit a restaurant. Some 30 of the complaints received have been decided by a court or through a settlement. In all, some 50 people ...more