The 1.6 Miljonerklubben (1.6 Million Club) is a Swedish non-profit women’s health organization that fights against sexist discrimination in the healthcare and research sectors. With the purpose of improving and creating equal research and healthcare, and in order to spread objective information, the 1.6 Million Club was established in 1998. The name came about because at the time, there were 1.6 million women over 45 years of age in Sweden.
in 2008, the 2.6 Million Club was established for younger women, from 25 years and upwards. The 1.6 and 2.6 Million Clubs share the same objective, and anybody over the age of 18 is welcome as a member in the association, including men.
The association’s goal is to be educators and opinion leaders, providing information on everything related to women’s health. Thus, they are involved in healthcare, lifestyle issues, women’s situation on the labour market, immigrant women’s situation, the environment, economy, and culture.
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.