The long white wall outside the Swedish embassy in Harare is now adorned with photos and quotes of 16 well-known Zimbabwean men. The men form the framework of the embassy and UN campaign "Because I am a man" - 16 men for 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence.
- We need to take preventive action and talk about how men themselves can be champions in support of women rights and gender equality," said Ambassador Sofia Calltorp in her speech in connection with the launch of the campaign. - These 16 men are well-needed role models and will lead the way to the end of violence against women, girls and boys in Zimbabwe, she stressed.
A part of Sweden's development assistance to Zimbabwe aims to support work on human rights and equality.
Sweden has diplomatic relations with almost all States in the world. It has embassies and consulates in around half of these. Sweden's foreign representation consists of approximately 100 missions abroad and 350 honorary consulates.