Is Sweden really a frontrunner on equality?
Arvamus 04 Feb 2010  EWR
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Johan Nylander | The Swedish Wire

During a performance at a stand-up comedy club in New York a Swedish comedian said that ”In Sweden we are so equal that even men are allowed to sit down when having a pee”. But have women taken the same brave steps?

Sweden has an international reputation as a nation on the forefront of equality. However, compared to many European countries, Sweden ranks low on female representation in corporate management. During the early 21st century, Sweden has fallen from number 11 to number 16 on the Eurostat ranking of women in top management.

"I always thought the equality in Sweden was fantastic – like Nirvana for women. But now I know that Sweden is not as great as I thought”, Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, said during a seminar on gender equality in London, hosted by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom.

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