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Svenska FN- förbundet - En jämställd organisation?: En studie om jämställdheten inom en frivilligorganisation i Sverige
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [sv]

UN is a non-governmental organization which should promote gender equality within the organization. It is an organization which is based on human rights and claims that in order to solve the problem of poverty, famine and development we need to promote women’s status. In Sweden there is a strong tradition of gender balanced representation at the governmental level and this perspective raise the question if there is a spill-over effect to the civil society as in the case of a non-governmental organization. This makes it interesting to look at if a non-governmental organization which is not under state control work for gender equality within their own organization. What does the gender equality pattern look like in a sphere that is not controlled by the government? Does it work by itself? The main purpose of this thesis is therefore to examine opinions about the gender balance within the Swedish UN-movement.

In order to understand and analyse the gender equality context within UN, interwievs with chairmens for each UN-district in Sweden was conducted and it was found that there was no active promotion of this issue within the organization. Instead, the survey showed that the promotion of gender equality issues was directed towards other societys. To a certain extent it was also shown that women’s understanding of UN as a gender equal organization was less prominent than men’s understanding. This thesis concluded therefore that gender equality does not work by itself in the civil sphere. Instead, it seems as if work for gender balance needs directive and control from the government in order to function.

Key words: Gender equality, FN, feminism, politics of presence, non-governmental organizations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för Hälsa och Samhälle (HOS) , 2008.
Keywords [sv]
Gender equality, UN, Feminism, Politics of presence, Non-governmental organizations
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-1300Local ID: 2082/1679OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-1300DiVA, id: diva2:238518
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2008-04-14 Created: 2008-04-14 Last updated: 2008-04-14

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