Swedish Women’s Lobby Statement – CSW61

 

The Swedish Women’s Lobby challenged the ‘economic man model’ in their statement at this CSW (61). They called for women’s economic liberation presenting it as crucial to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.

‘ To promote sustained and sustainable economic growth and decent work for all (Bingo for goal number 8) women need to be on board like never before’.

They reflected on three reforms that have been successful in Sweden:

  1. Separate Taxation
  2. Accessible, affordable and good quality childcare
  3. Gender equal, extensive and well-protected systems for parental leave

For the full statement click here.