Sveriges Kvinnoorganisationer SKL


The Swedish Women’s Lobby (SWL) is a politically and religiously independent umbrella organization for women’s organizations in Sweden. Our work is to achieve full human rights for women and a gender equal society within Sweden, the EU and internationally.

The Swedish Women’s Lobby was established in 1997 and unites 47 member organizations with the mutual aim to improve the status of women in the Swedish society. Our aim is to integrate women’s perspectives into all political, economic and social processes, locally as well as internationally.

The SWL is based on feminist principles. Our activities are founded on the UN Convention of the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women(CEDAW) and the Beijing Platform for Action.

Our work is characterized by project based activities and thematic cooperations with our member organizations and networks on a Nordic, European and international level. We strive to build and strengthen solidarity among women through information, education and awareness raising activities.

The Swedish Women’s Lobby is the Swedish coordination of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL). The EWL is the European umbrella organization for women’s organizations on both national and European level, with more than two thousand member organizations across Europe. Through and toghether with the EWL, we advocate for gender equality and women’s rights within European politics.

The Swedish Women’s Lobby has consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and represents our member organizations at the UN Women’s Commission, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which takes place in New York every year.


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