From population issues to SRHR – Swedish Global Engagement in SRHR

The aim of this work is to briefly describe Sweden’s early engagement in population issues and how this has developed into today’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) initiatives, with a focus on gender equality and human rights. This booklet, which is a summary of the much longer original work in Swedish, describes Sweden’s engagement in SRHR from the 1950s, during the ICPD Conference in Cairo in September 1994, and in subsequent years. An important part of this journey has been a shift in focus from population issues to SRHR. In addition, the subject has developed from purely a public health issue to becoming a key part of gender equality efforts and the struggle for universal human rights.