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June 14, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution and law prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, religion, political opinion, national origin or citizenship, social origin, disability, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, age, language, HIV-positive status or other communicable diseases" (10).
June 14, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence are illegal, and the government enforced the law effectively" (10).
June 14, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence are illegal, and the government enforced the law effectively...The law provides for protection of survivors from contact with their abusers. When necessary, authorities helped survivors protect their identities or obtain new identities and homes." (10).
June 14, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum age of marriage is 18, and it is illegal for anyone under 18 to marry. The law allows no exceptions" (11).
June 14, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Honor-related violence often involved immigrants from the Middle East or South Asia. No information was available regarding the extent of honor-related violence. In June the Swedish Prison and Probation Services estimated that 73 persons were in prison for committing honorrelated violence" (10).
June 14, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, and the government generally enforced this law. Criminal penalties range from a fine to up to two years in prison" (10).
June 14, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence are illegal, and the government enforced the law effectively" (10). "The law criminalizes “contact with children under 15 for sexual purposes,” including internet contact intended to lead to sexual assault...The minimum age for consensual sex is 15." (11).
June 14, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The law provides for protection of survivors from contact with their abusers. When necessary, authorities helped survivors protect their identities or obtain new identities and homes. According to official statistics, approximately 13,100 persons, mostly women, were in these programs as of October 2014. Both national and local governments helped fund volunteer groups that provided shelter and other assistance for abused women, and both private and public organizations ran shelters and operated hotlines" (10).
June 14, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"During the year many countries in the EU and Southeast Europe experienced an unprecedented wave of migration from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, consisting of a mix of asylum seekers/potential refugees, economic migrants, and trafficking victims, among others" (7).
June 14, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Cases of a sensitive nature, including those involving children, rape, and national security, may be closed to the public" (4). "The law stipulates more severe penalties for repeated crimes and for cases in which the perpetrator had a close relationship with the victim. Penalties range from two to 10 years in prison" (10).
June 14, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Women’s salaries averaged approximately 88 percent of those of men" (11).
June 14, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography; penalties range from fines to six years in prison" (11).
June 14, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities apprehended and prosecuted abusers in most cases of domestic violence" (10).
June 14, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Gender-based discrimination in access to credit, owning or managing a business, and access to education and housing is prohibited and not commonly reported" (11).
May 4, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"‘High prevalence IPV against women and high levels of gender equality would appear contradictory, but these apparently opposite statements appear to be true in Nordic countries, producing what could be called the ‘Nordic paradox’’...The authors also address possible sources of information bias. For example, some have argued that women in Nordic countries may feel more free to talk about IPV because of their equal status. ‘Data would reflect not an actual higher prevalence but higher levels of disclosure than in less equalitarian countries,’ explained Dr. [Enrique] Gracia [one of the authors]. ‘However, the same EU Agency for Fundamental Rights survey provides data suggesting lower levels of disclosure of IPV to...more
May 4, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"‘High prevalence IPV against women and high levels of gender equality would appear contradictory, but these apparently opposite statements appear to be true in Nordic countries, producing what could be called the ‘Nordic paradox’...Drs. [Enrique] Gracia and [Juan] Merlo offer a number of potential explanations and propose methodological approaches to understanding the contradictory phenomenon. One theory is that Nordic countries may be suffering from a backlash effect as traditional definitions of both manhood and womanhood begin to be challenged in a meaningful way" (pp 4, 8)
May 4, 2018, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"While gender equality is a fundamental value in Nordic nations, the rates of violence against women are much higher than in other parts of Europe. The average rate of lifetime prevalence of violence against women perpetrated by partners in the European Union is 22 percent, but Denmark’s average is 32 percent, Finland 30 percent and Sweden 28 percent. The rates are also high in Nordic countries for violence against women by non-partners. Meanwhile, EU members Portugal, Italy and Greece, which all trail far behind the Nordic nations in gender equality, have much lower rates of IPV against women" (pp 5)
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).