Parental leave and childcare in focus during Polish visit
Minister for Gender Equality Maria Arnholm today received Poland's gender equality minister Agnieszka Kozlowska-Rajewicz. Ms Kozlowska-Rajewicz is here to study how parental leave and childcare are designed in Sweden, and what the Government is doing about men's violence against women. The two ministers will also pay a visit to the National Police Board to learn about the work of the police, and in particular the campaign against crime in close relationships being conducted by the police.
Anti-Gypsyism in Europe. In a number of European countries, racism against the Roma is socially acceptable. They are often the victims of racial violence. Many countries lack the political will to act despite the resources the EU has allocated for this purpose. Political leaders at national and local level must now take a stand, writes Minister for Integration Erik Ullenhag.
The Government wants to find out how the application of laws and other regulations comply with the Convention on the Rights of the Child and will therefore instruct an inquiry to examine the matter. The inquiry chair will also analyse the pros and cons of incorporating the Convention on the Rights of the Child, i.e. whether it should apply as Swedish law.
"This will be a very important task that can enhance the rights of the child," says Minister for Children and the Elderly Maria Larsson.
"This year, the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg would have been 100. Wallenberg is famous for his work to save Jews in Hungary from the scourge of the Holocaust. His courage and determination should be remembered in the continuing fight against xenophobia and intolerance", writes Erik Ullenhag in a debate article in Hungary.
Ministry of Justice,
02 November 2012
Safeguarding democracy against violence-promoting extremism
Ministry of Employment, Ministry for Foreign Affairs,
21 September 2012
Universal Periodic Review of the United Nations Human Rights Council: Sweden's national mid-term report
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs,
10 September 2012
Protection for children at risk strengthened
Human Rights in Sweden's Foreign Policy
Concern for international law and human rights permeates Sweden's actions as a member of the United Nations, of the EU and other bodies, and in Sweden's bilateral contacts.
The objective of children's rights policy is that children and young people are to be respected and to have opportunities for development and security and also for participation and influence.
The objectives of disability policy are: a social community based on diversity; a society designed to allow people with disabilities of all ages full participation in the life of the community; equal opportunities in life for girls and boys, women and men with disabilities.