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Swedish Women’s Lobby to look at Swedish candidates for the European elections- who stands up for gender equality?

[Brussels, 21 May 2014] The Swedish Women’s Lobby is monitoring their national candidates for the European Parliamentary election of 2014 based on their input to promote gender equality. Having long roots in gender-equality and women’s rights, the Swedes view the promotion of gender-equality as one of their most important exports to the European Union.

“The voter needs to be able to have accountability that the representative will defend gender equality. If human rights principles are genuinely universal, the Swedish parties have to stand up for women’s rights in the EU, even if it means that the Swedish members take part in other countries legislative process”, says Gertrud Åström, the president of The Swedish Women’s Lobby.

For more information about the Swedish candidates and the full report click here.

If you don’t know yet for whom you should vote in these elections, the Lobby furthermore organises a debate with some of the candidates today in Stockholm, which you are more than welcome to join.

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