Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström is no ordinary politician. Throughout her 30+ year career, she has served as the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict; European Commissioner for the Environment; and as Sweden’s own Deputy Prime Minister.
She’s also the woman responsible for Sweden’s world-famous ‘feminist foreign policy’ which places gender equality at the core of Swedish foreign policy.
In this episode of A Woman’s Place, host Samanda Ekman hands over to The Local’s Commercial Editor Sophie Miskiw who joined Margot at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Stockholm. The pair got down to the nitty-gritty of what it means to have a ‘feminist foreign policy’, what women can do if they experience abuse, and whether Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is guilty of ‘mansplaining’.