CRITICISM TO THE SWEDISH GOVERNMENT FOR ITS Claudication TO ISLAMIC MISOGINY

This Is How Ministers Of The “First Feminist Government In The World” Visited Iran

UN Watch has reported on the attire worn by four Swedish government ministers during their visit to Iran past weekend, accompanying Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

They boast of feminists and equality …

The website of the Government of Sweden states: Sweden has the first feminist government in the world. This means that gender equality is central to the Government’s priorities – in decision-making and resource allocation. A feminist government ensures that a gender equality perspective is brought into policy-making on a broad front, both nationally and internationally. Women and men must have the same power to shape society and their own lives. This is a human right and a matter of democracy and justice. Gender equality is also part of the solution to society’s challenges and a matter of course in a modern welfare state – for justice and economic development.”

… but yield to the misogynistic impositions of the Iranian dictatorship

However, all the women who were part of the delegation, including four ministers, voluntarily covered their heads with veils in their meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, following the Islamic rulces that impose the women to wear her hair covered. We must remember that in Iran there is a religious police that is dedicated to watch that the women do not go uncovered. The paradox is that the website of the Swedish government has a section entitled “Feminist foreign policy”, which states the following:

Equality between women and men is a fundamental aim of Swedish foreign policy. Ensuring that women and girls can enjoy their fundamental human rights is both an obligation within the framework of our international commitments, and a prerequisite for reaching Sweden’s broader foreign policy goals on peace, and security and sustainable development.”

But, at the moment of truth, what they do is bend to a policy clearly discriminatory for women, imposed by an Islamic dictatorship:

It is a curious way for the Swedish government to fight for equality between men and women. We should not be surprised by the wave of criticism that has been received by the Swedish executive in social networks and by various NGOs for this complacent attitude towards an Islamist regime that discriminates against women in a brutal way.

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