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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Teres Lindberg
Teres Lindberg is a Member of Parliament from Sweden. This interview was conducted in October 2019 in the margins of the the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrad.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
New minister vows to press on with Sweden's feminist foreign policy
Sweden on Tuesday named a new foreign minister, appointing trade minister Ann Linde who vowed to press on with the country's "feminist foreign policy". Linde, 57, replaces Margot Wallström 64, who made headlines in 2014 when she put gender equality...
Friday, August 24, 2018
Sweden releases feminist foreign policy handbook to boost gender equality
Sweden’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a Feminist Foreign Policy handbook outlining guidelines on how to define women’s rights and make policy around them. Sweden’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released on Thursday a Feminist Foreign Policy...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
International IDEA recruits an Executive Director in Stockholm
Application deadline31/10/2017  LocationStockholm, Sweden  Send application  Context As a member of the Senior Management team, the Executive Director provides leadership, guidance and strategic planning in the development and implementation...
Friday, March 24, 2017
Roundtable on Gender, Violence and Politics: Pushing Women Out
Is backlash to women’s political participation rising? Do we see a new form of political violence? What role does social media play? What can policymakers do?  Women’s participation in politics – as voters, supporters, lobbyists, candidates and...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Gender quotas and the crisis of the mediocre man: Theory and Evidence from Sweden
Quotas aren't anathema to meritocracy: they increase competence levels by displacing mediocre men, write Timothy Besley, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson and iKNOW Politics Expert Johanna Rickne in their paper. The abstract is provided below. Abstract...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Where are the women? Sweden's top diplomat wants to know
By Ellen Wulfhorst Sweden's top diplomat has a question: "Where are the women?" Taking a seat on the United Nations' influential Security Council, Sweden will use its clout to press its feminist foreign policy, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Swedish parliament to vote on gender quota for company boards
Sweden's minority center-left coalition will introduce legislation in February to make listed companies increase the number of women in their boardrooms, news agency TT said yesterday. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's coalition of Social Democrats and...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Johanna Rickne
Johanna Rickne is a Associate Professor in Economics at the Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University. Her research concerns gender quotas, careers in politics, and questions about family-work balance in the political and private...
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Vacancy on International IDEA: Senior Programme Officer-Democracy Assessment, Analysis and Advisory Unit
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance — International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change by...
Friday, January 08, 2016
Ms. Margot Wallström, Swedish Foreign Minister, Defines as 'Medieval' Saudi Arabia's Treatment of Women
The Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallström, declared that Saudi Arabia’s measures against women are ‘medieval’. The declarations followed the decision by the Saudi courts of ordering that Raif Badawi, who had created a webpage encouraging free...
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Sweden Launches Action Plan for Feminist Foreign Policy
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden has launched its ‘Swedish Foreign Service action plan for feminist foreign policy 2015-2018 including focus areas for 2016’. This plan departs from the idea that gender equality is an end in itself, but...
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Swedish Foreign Service action plan for feminist foreign policy 2015-2018 including focus areas for 2016
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden has launched its ‘Swedish Foreign Service action plan for feminist foreign policy 2015-2018 including focus areas for 2016’. This plan departs from the idea that gender equality is an end in itself, but...
Thursday, July 23, 2015
International IDEA: Head of Democracy Assessment, Analysis & Advisory
International IDEA's Global Programmes Division has opened a position 'Head of Democracy Assessment' to lead the new Democracy Assessment, Analysis and Advisory Unit (DAAA). The Unit will bring together the current State of Democracy programme and...
Monday, July 22, 2013
Do politics matter? Women in Swedish local elected assemblies 1970-2010 and gender equality in outcomes
In this paper, it is attempted to explain variations in gender equality at the subnational level in Sweden. Specifically, it is tested whether municipalities where a larger proportion of the seats in the local assembly have been held by women in the...
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Helene Peterson
Interview with Ms. Helene Peterson, Member of Parliament of Sweden, during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27, 2013, in Quito, Ecuador.  
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Women in Parliament: Strengthening Democracy around the World
This paper describes the situation of women in parliaments around the world with specific references to Australia, Indonesia, Sweden, and Pacific and African countries. It also provides recommendations to women leaders on how to enter politics and...