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Rallies calling for equal rights for women take place across Sweden

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Rallies calling for equal rights for women take place across Sweden

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A series of rallies demanding equal rights for women have been held in cities across Sweden.

In the capital Stockholm, thousands took part in the #metoo protest which was supported by two women currently serving in the Nordic nation’s government.

Addressing the crowd, Åsa Regnér, Sweden’s health minister said:“Support equal rights, when you are a boss, in a position of power at work. And it is more probable that you are in a position of power, when you are a man. Use your power. Only then, can we change something.”

Also speaking at the event Ylva Johansson, the country’s Labour Minister, said: “Generally, a woman’s experience is not taken seriously, it’s not so important. But such #metoo-
protests show that the problem is huge. Sexual harassment happens to all women, so often, everywhere. We have had enough now!”

Along with Stockholm, the cities of Malmo and Gothenburg also saw protests.