Why (and how) are we focusing on gender equality?

The main aims of BalticFem are:

  • Our commitment to gender equality – we believe that a just and prospering society is only achieved if all members in it, both women and men, have the same rights, obligations and possibilities. 
  • Our interest in employment and entrepreneurship – only if people can support themselves through a legal income of their own, can we achieve a truly sustainable development that benefits all citizens.
  • Our knowledge of the Baltic Sea Region and the specific challenges and advantages of this, our home region. The level of gender equality is rather high in Scandinavian countries, compared to Baltic States, but still gaps between professional needs and possibilities of men and women exist. Family patterns are changing – only 25% of families in Sweden live raising children. Aside the term gender equality, term gender diversity is growing important describing ethnic groups and migration.

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