Hundreds of leaders from around the world will attend the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality in April.
Hundreds of leaders in the field of gender equality from around the world will gather in Stockholm in April to intensify international equality efforts.
The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality on April 15-17 will bring together around 500 representatives from civil society organisations, governments, business and academia.
The aim at the meeting, to take place at the Stockholm City Conference Centre, is to find solutions, take new initiatives and strengthen cooperation in the international fight for gender equality.
On the Swedish side, foreign minister Margot Wallström, international development and climate minister Isabella Lövin and EU affairs and trade minister Ann Linde, as well as the director general of the Swedish Institute, Annika Rembe, will host the forum.
As the organisers make clear, “the conference is taking place at a decisive moment. Despite some progress, the inequality and discrimination of girls and women remains one of the greatest human rights challenges in our time”.
The forum intends to mobilise forces to achieve the global goals under the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 and will focus on critical issues related to women’s and girls’ rights, representation and access to resources.
“More rights, representation and resources for women and girls means more peace, security and prosperity for the world. A feminist foreign policy is the way forward.
With this conference, we create the possibility for grassroots and high-level participants from all over the globe to meet, share knowledge and inspire political leaders,” Wallström said.