Sweden to urge Palestinians to boost role of women

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to get a taste of Sweden’s “feminist foreign policy” when he visits the egalitarian Nordic country next week.  Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom on Friday told AP she will press Abbas to include women in efforts to build a viable Palestinian state. Wallstrom said she believes that after Sweden in October became the first European Union member to recognize Palestinian statehood, “we will have their ear.” She said world reaction to the move, although criticized by Israel, was overwhelmingly positive, adding that it wasn’t about “being against Israel, it is about being for peace.”

via ynetnews.com

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