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1.6 Miljonerklubben: The 1.6 million club for women's health

09.06.2015 / Created by (EMWF)

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.