The 1.6 Million Club (1.6 Miljonerklubben) is a Swedish non-profit women’s health organization that fights against sexist discrimination in healthcare and medical research sectors. The 1.6 Million Club was established in 1998 to improve and create equal medical research and healthcare to spread objective information. The name came about because, at the time, there were 1.6 million women over the age of 45 in Sweden.
In 2008, The 2.6 Million Club was established for women over the age of 25 with the same objective as The 1.6 Million Club. Nevertheless, any adult can join the organizations, including men.
The association’s goal is to educate and to become an opinion leader, providing information on any issues related to women’s health. Thus, they are involved in healthcare, lifestyle, women’s work conditions, immigrant women’s situation, 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.