Are you interested in learning about Swedish experiences in gender equality issues? On 28-29 April the Swedish Institute is organising an activity in Malmö on the theme of gender equality open to current and former SI scholarship holders. 15 seats are reserved for SI alumni. Travel and accommodation costs are covered entirely by the Swedish Institute.
Gender Equality has been on the political agenda in Sweden since the end of the 1960s. The first delegation for equality between women and men was summoned in 1972 and a few years later, in 1979, the first law was introduced (the Equality Act).
The programme in Malmö will start with an interactive session held by the National Secretariat for Gender Research where participants get to learn about the following:
- An Introduction to research on gender and what we know from research on gender and other structures of inequality.
- Gender equality policy and work for change in different sectors and projects in Sweden.
- Gender mainstreaming in the Swedish public sector and gender equality work in the private sector. What have we learnt so far, progress and challenges.
The programme will continue with study visits in Malmö to see how different organisations have implemented strategies for gender equality.
Participating in the event is also an opportunity to meet other current and former scholarship holders with an interest in gender equality issues.
To apply for a seat at this event, please click the below link:
A maximum of 15 alumni will be selected based on motivation statement, region, and the relevance of applicants’ occupation and/or background.
Make sure to apply before 1 March!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the SI Alumni Team.