Her rights! Money, power, autonomy

Women’s economic empowerment is necessary for global sustainable development. Still, all over the world women earn less and do the majority of the unpaid care work.

This exhibition aims to open for dialogue about how economic equality and women’s economic autonomy are connected to, dependent on, and a prerequisite for all other aspects of gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights.

If we are to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals, we need to empower women in the economy and close gender gaps. But progress is unacceptably slow. At the current rate, it will take over 100 years to achieve global gender equality, according to World Economic Forum.

In 2020, twenty-five years after the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, UN Women gathered countries, multilateral organisations and civil society organisations to join six action coalitions aiming to achieve tangible results during the UN Decade of Action (2020–2030).

This toolkit builds on Sweden’s involvement in one of these action coalitions, for ‘Economic justice and rights’.

Building blocks

Exhibition – Her rights! Money, power, autonomy

This exhibition underlines the need for action in the area of economic gender equality. By raising six interrelated themes the material offers the opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities connected to economic gender equality. With timelines we also tell the history of Sweden´s gender equality journey through progressive policy and reform, legal efforts and a strong women’s movement.

Overview of exhibition (PDF)
Exhibition in English (PDF, low resolution – not for print)
Exhibition texts for local translation (English, Word)

Social media video

Below films and scripts enable Swedish embassies and consulates to add text of local language – preferably with the help from a local graphic designers. Please see instruction for font and colouring of text – and use the English version as a template. Kindly note that the Swedish Institute does not have the capacity to handle the local language productions.

Video 1: Economic gender equality and the labour market (downlioad from vimeo)
For subtitling to local languages kindy use this script (word, English)

Video 2: Education and economic gender equality (download from vimeo)
For subtitling to local languages kindy use this script (word, English)

Instagram Stories Quiz
Short instructions for using the Quiz on Instagram Stories (Word)
Instagram Quiz – questions and answers (word, for translations from English)

Instagram stories quiz English (MediaFlow, png, mp4)
Instagram stories quiz clean for local translations (MediaFlow, png, mp4)

Examples from the quiz

Examples from the quiz. For the actual quiz – see above information.

Topic suggestions and presentation material

Event suggestions: topics and themes (English, PDF)
Presentation: Economic gender equality (PPT)
Speakers notes: Economic gender equality presentation (Word)
Fact sheet: The Swedish approach to fairness (link to fact sheet page)


Manual and guidelines for organising events/seminars (PDF)

Financial support

Applications for projects in April to December 2023

Due to the extraordinarily high number of toolkit applications, and a limited budget, we are unable to grant any further financial support for toolkits in 2023 with the exception of toolkit applications with following purposes:

– Higher education promotion
– Sweden alumni relations
– Sweden 500 celebrations (maximum of 5 000 SEK)
– The Nobel Prize (a limited numer of applications)
You can of course also use all material on sharingsweden.se but without funding from us.

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum SEK 40,000 for production of the printed material, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s). Part of the sum applied for should be used for inviting Swedish guest speaker(s).

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

Initiatives that include the exhibition in combination with lectures and/or workshop will be prioritised.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited, and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

If more than 10 per cent of the total grant has not been used, then the full amount of unused funds must be repaid to SI. Repayment shall be via UD EKO. When repaying, enter the project’s registration number (available in the agreement) and the name of your organisation in the notification field and notify the project manager in question.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information please contact Ulrika Rosvall.