The paper seeks to present the specific features of the Swedish model for gender promotion, which is both complete and progressive. It reviews the gender equality policy of the Swedish government made in the 1970s and shows how it was developed and adapted in several fields of political intervention. It explains how the law has been used as a means to ensure non-discrimination and introduce positive action measures. Moreover, it critically examines the self-proclaimed image of Sweden as a good state for gender equality.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.