Equality was voters ' third most important issue in the election in the autumn – according to SVT's election. A rekordplacering of the issues. There is an awareness that Sweden reached the far – 2017 ranked Sweden at the top of the EU's jämställdhetsindex – but that there are many challenges left. It applies to income differentials between women and men, differences in influence, women's and men's health, boys 'and girls' situation and results of the school, men's violence against women – something Metoo-the appeals to reason testified – and, not least, honour related violence and oppression. Gender equality is a democracy and rättighetsfråga with great relevance in today's society.
gender Equality has separated out as compared with other policies by the previous lack their own administrative authority. The lack of an authority has been a cause that field was characterized by projektifiering and lack of follow-up. It has been difficult to follow the action as given effect, and to bring long-term bets.
r that is disseminated about the activities of the authority have been carried out during uppstartsskedet 2018. Inaccuracies which, unfortunately, is cited as an argument for a settlement.
Since its inception a year ago, we have many times met with preconceptions and biased and misleading reporting. In addition, and even worse is that the institutions, organizations and individuals who choose to work in this field is constantly affected by förlöjliganden, disrespect, hatred, and threats.
A consequence of closure is that the government loses a crucial resource to carry out an accurate and result-oriented gender equality work. A resource that several players – investigations, organizations, parties on both sides blockgränsen and, not least, civil society and women's organisations – for a long time called for.
the Authority was established 1 January 2018, after a solid preparation. The background to the authority's Jämställdhetsutredningen – which was set up by the alliance government. The inquiry concluded that the development towards gender equality is slow, and therefore proposed a jämställdhetsmyndighet to give the government the necessary support to take advantage of the knowledge and results, assist other authorities, municipalities, county councils and other actors and to coordinate actions within the gender equality policy.
the Authority shall, according to the government's instruction to contribute to a strategic, coherent and sustainable governance and effective implementation of gender equality policies.
the Authority has submitted a thorough proposal to the government for how systematic and in-depth follow-up of actions on gender equality are to be made within, for example, men's and women's health, the economy, education, influence, and men's violence against women. The analysis aims to show the efforts that give effect. Social benefits this knowledge can generate is significant.
In the area of men's violence against women and honour-related violence and oppression needs to focus its efforts become more and more integrated, not less, which is a direct result of the agency's closure. Jämställdhetsmyndigheten has, inter alia, coordinated policies against sexual harassment and embarked on a requested work to develop and disseminate methods to prevent hedersnormer among young men and boys. The authority also has the urgent mission to combat female genital mutilation.
a Further consequence is that the support to authorities and stakeholders that have the mandate to conduct gender mainstreaming runs the risk to end.
on the Contrary, we provide the support of other actors need to work with gender mainstreaming of their activities to be more effective and provide results.
An error that flourished in the debate is that the formation of Jämställdhetsmyndigheten meant that the other existing businesses with assignments in the field of gender equality has been punctured. The business moved to the agency is the coordination of the work against prostitution and trafficking in human beings conducted within the National Metodstödsteamet (NMT). An important part of the work is to improve the protection of victims and increase prosecution of perpetrators. The business has previously been conducted in a fragmented, on an annual basis, and with temporary funds. It is completely unclear at present how the NMT now to proceed, cohesive, with a permanent location and secured finance.
When it comes to the mission to distribute government grants to the women's organisation and gender equality, these contributions are not new – they were allocated in the past by other authorities and has been in business for over 15 years. Bidragsgivning is controlled by government regulations and in accordance with the principles of administrative law. The applications that have been competent and are judged to have the best potential to achieve the set objectives has been awarded a grant. Among them are, inter alia, women's shelters, sports clubs and organisations that work against honour related violence and oppression.
On Jämställdhetsmyndigheten is, therefore, considerable expertise in many social issues. Our work is conducted in accordance with the professional values that will characterize all who are employed in the state. Since its inception a year ago, we have many times met with preconceptions and biased and misleading reporting. In addition, and even worse is that the institutions, organizations and individuals who choose to work in this field is constantly affected by förlöjliganden, disrespect, hatred, and threats. It is unacceptable.
gender Equality is a basic value in Sweden and a riksdagsbundet goals. The Swedish common objectives is high. We want to reach the goals of an equal society – but those who will support the work to be submitted many times with insufficient backing and poor conditions.
An effective and result-oriented gender mainstreaming is a task for each of the Swedish government. Without an administrative authority loses the government a crucial opportunity to capitalize on the knowledge, reach the objectives and to strengthen governance.