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Sweden to host global gender equality conference on 15–17 April 2018

Leaders from all over the world will gather in Stockholm on 15-17 April to intensify international efforts for gender equality.

The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality will bring together close to 500 key representatives from civil society organisations, governments, business, and academia. The aim is to find solutions, take new initiatives, and strengthen co-operation in the international fight for gender equality.

Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Margot Wallström, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, Ms Isabella Lövin, and Minister for EU Affairs and Trade, Ms Ann Linde, as well as the Director-General of the Swedish Institute, Ms Annika Rembe, will host the forum, which is organised by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Institute.

The forum is motivated by a sense of urgency. We are today witnessing progress but also movements restricting women’s and girls’ rights and space. This makes it more pressing than ever to share and multiply breakthroughs that make a difference for both individuals and societies. Because like the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström has said:

“More rights, representation, and resources for women and girls means more peace, security, and prosperity for the world.”

For further information and media accreditation, please visit www. genderequalworld.com.

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Senast uppdaterad 28 feb 2018, 10.27