"the Government promises to combat hedersförtrycket with full force. "
"the Responsibility to pursue the matter rests heavily on the new minister for gender equality Åsa Lindhagen (MP). "
"It's not impossible to change values, we have seen many examples of it in the past," she says."
"the Same day the new government was presented, it was exactly 17 years since the murder of About Şahindal. When Åsa Lindhagen (MP) said their first words as a newly elected minister for gender equality, she took up the high-profile atrocity."
" We will never accept that people do not have the right to decide over their own lives." she said.
"Among the 73 points that the government agreed with the Centre party and the Liberals is the number 42, is named ”Stop hedersbrotten”."
"Where is promised in the long term, inter alia, stricter penalties and an own legal classification of the offence for crimes with hedersmotiv. But also cutting off subsidies to associations or religious communities that are arranging barnvigslar or otherwise contribute to crimes of honour."
"The last few years, local authorities sounded the alarm on to see more notifications on honour related violence and oppression. "
"We can't accept it”"
"Now, hopes are great that the development should be broken. And responsibility case heavily on Åsa Lindhagens shoulders. When Aftonbladet meets her, she tells why she mentioned About."
"– There are estimates that there are 100,000 young people whose lives are limited by hedersförtryck. The ultimate consequence of this is that young people need to escape from their own families. We can't accept it. It is an extremely important matter of equality."
"– It is about both to increase awareness in the school on the honour-related violence and oppression. Not least given that there is a tendency among many young people to hide it here. It needed the knowledge of how to find those who need help and support. There is also the urgent protection, if you need to leave your family. Then, the society must be there with support."
"How come you ate the roots of the problem, to hederskulturen is so prevalent?"
"– It is about changing norms and values. It is difficult, but not impossible. We have seen many examples of it in Sweden before. We were the first in the world to prohibit the corporal punishment of children in 1979. Had we had a referendum on it, it is far from certain that we had voted on it. But today, it is obvious that you do not hit a child. It is a question that we need more knowledge about."
"Magdalena Andersson (S) has said that the causes of this problem has increased is able to connect to that Sweden had a high asylinvandring. Do you agree with?"
"– It may be so. But it is also so that the young people who find themselves in Sweden and living under a hedersförtryck, we have the opportunity to provide protection and support. One of the points in januariavtalet is also that we should strengthen protection for those who are exposed to hedersförtryck, that they should not run the risk to be rejected if they do not have a residence permit."
"As minister for gender equality mentions He also has several other questions she wants to put her teeth in. It is to fight against violence in close relationships, but also counter the pay gap between men and women. "
"– the Employer shall not have the unjustified wage gap in their workplaces. The last government tightened the rules around salary surveys. In the future, we may need to think about if it needed any kind of action if we have employers who are not doing this work."
"You are openly bisexual. Do you think it is important that someone with the experience found in a government?"
" I think it is important. When I was younger, I felt very clearly that when I am strong in these matters, then I'll be open with it. For I knew many years ago that, for me, meant very much that the other was there."
"You have hearing aids on both ears since the age of six. Tell you?"
" I've been hearing your whole life. Before thought is always that I can handle me anyway. But there was a big difference when I went to the doctor and got my hearing aids, now I love them."
"What do you want to know when the end of his mandate?"
"– we have taken the step forward. I have a desire to contribute to society taking a step forward. Now I have a chance to do it, then there is nothing more important than delivering results."
"Profession: Newly appointed minister for equality and minister with responsibility for the work against discrimination and segregation. Socialborgarråd in the city of Stockholm 2014-18."
"Serves: 136 000 per month in statsrådsarvode."