Mayor König Jerlmyr wants to ensure equal rights for everyone


International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements and advocating for gender equality, was marked worldwide yesterday. Mayor of Stockholm Anna König Jerlmyr once again stated she was determined to make Stockholm a place where everyone can enjoy equal opportunities.

Mayor König Jerlmyr stated yesterday on social media: ‘’Today is International Women’s Day, but the work for an equal society is far from over. I will always work to ensure that Stockholm is a city with equal rights and opportunities for all. Not just today, but every day.’’

Sweden and its capital Stockholm traditionally rank very high for gender equality which is one of the pillars of Swedish society. According to mayor König Jerlmyr, Stockholm has managed to establish itself as one of the world’s most modern and equal cities, which all its residents should be proud of.

‘’Here we share a vision that men and women should have equal opportunities to shape their lives and the city they live in. Stockholm is a city of opportunity. We believe in a society that values merit and experience and prioritises women’s safety and economic security,’’ Stockholm mayor stated.

‘’At the same time, there are challenges. Far too little venture capital goes to companies founded by women and women in Sweden currently own half of what men do,’’ mayor König Jerlmyr further stated.

Mayor of Stockholm has previously revealed her ambitious plan to have half of Stockholms unicorns founded by women within a decade, while also saying that she believed there was no better place than Stockholm for talented women to thrive. 

Mayor König Jerlmyr also said that the issue of women’s rights and freedoms is closely linked to security and general safety in the city. 

‘’Being able to grow up in a city where you are safe to live as you want and to have the same opportunities to succeed regardless of gender is so important for Stockholm to be a world-class city,’’ she concluded. (photo credit: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay)